Banksia verticillata – Albany Banksia

This species is excellent for coastal gardens as it withstands strong winds, being native to exposed granite outcrops around Albany, WA. It is also great for a variety of other situations, particularly as windbreaks and for erosion control, and is quite a fast growing banksia. It has dense, lush green foliage and large yellow flower spikes, and grows to a medium or large shrub.
Needs well drained soil, light to heavy, and part to full sun.
It is very sensitive to humidity and poor drainage, and will not survive in such conditions. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Banksia verticillata
Common Name : Albany Banksia
Height : 6
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
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