Banksia laevigata

This species is great for coastal areas, withstanding winds quite well. It has a shrubby, bushy habit and round yellow flower heads. It will also attract birds to the garden.
Needs a well drained soil, light to heavy, and part to full sun. It is an ideal plant for lateritic gravel soils, should these be your lot. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
There are two subspecies: Banksia laevigata ssp. laevigata, and Banksia laevigata ssp. fuscolutea.

Family : Proteaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Banksia laevigata
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 3
Flower Color : Yellow, Orange, Gold, Brown
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects