Banksia speciosa – Showy Banksia

This is a stunning species, as the name suggests, very prominent flowers and interesting geometric leaf formations. The leaves fan out in a circular pattern from the flower bud, creating a remarkable natural pattern. Flowers throughout the year, makes a great cut flower.
It is more adaptable to the conditions of the eastern states than other Western Australian banksias, although it does not like humid summers. To get around this, it can be grafted onto B. serrata or integrifolia rootstock.
It will do best in a very well drained soil with part to full sun. Also tolerates some coastal 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 tree, Large shrub
Width : 8
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia speciosa
Common Name : Showy Banksia
Height : 6
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals