Banksia saxicola – Grampians Banksia

This is a great species to grow in cool climates, having been successfully cultivated outdoors in the UK and Tasmania. It grows to a large shrub or small tree, with beautiful dark green foliage and interesting woolly follicles. Withstands frosts and winds, as it grows naturally in exposed areas high in the Grampians.
Needs well drained soil, and part shade or dappled shade, as it does not like to be in full sun. If it has to be in full sun, protect the root area of the plant. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Scientific Name: Banksia saxicola
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 6
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects