Banksia aemula – Wallum Banksia

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Banksia aemula – Wallum Banksia

A small gnarled shrub with interested serrated foliage and large attractive green-yellow flower heads. Use it as a feature shrub or as a pot plant for a large container. It is a very low maintenance shrub. Banksia aemula was one of the first banksias to be taken to England.

Family:ProteaceaeScientific Name:Banksia aemulaCommon Name:BanksiaOther Common Names:Wallum BanksiaPlant Type:Small shrub, Large shrubHeight:3 ~ 5 metresWidth:1 ~ 2.5 metreFlower Colour:Yellow, GreenFlowering Time:AutumnPh Level:Acid, Neutral, AlkalineSoil Type:Sandy, Sandy loamPlant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistantClimate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-aridLight:SunnyGrowth Habit:EvergreenSoil Moisture:Well-drainedPropagation Method:SeedFrost Tolerance:Tolerates light frostPlant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, WindbreakSpecial Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendlyAttracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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