Banksia lemanniana – Yellow Lantern Banksia

This Western Australian species has proved adaptable to the eastern States, and is well worth growing as an ornamental for its unique pendant flowers, which hang down from the stems unlike most banksias. The flowers are a rich brown colour in bud, opening to yellow. It is a medium shrub with dense, lush green foliage and stunning golden new growth.
Can tolerate some drought and frost once established, and some coastal and wind exposure. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia lemanniana
Common Name : Yellow Lantern Banksia
Height : 4
Flower Color : Yellow, Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects