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Banksia marginata

silver Banksia, large banksia

Depending on its habitat, this species can vary in form from a dense shrub 1.8m tall and spreading 4m, to a tree growing to 12m in height. Cream-yellow flower spikes to 9cm long appear in spring summer and autumn.
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originNSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
cultural notesA hardy plant that requires well drained soils. Prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. Some forms will regenerate from a lignotuber after fire, others rely on seed.
maintenanceCan be lightly pruned to maintain shape.
toleratesFrost, drought and salt tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring Summer and Autumn.
flower colourCream-yellow flower spikes up to 9cm long.
foliage colourUpper surface dark green with silvery white undersides. Leaf margins and tips often have small serrations.
widthup to 4m
heightup to 12m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesUseful garden plant particularly in coastal situations. Good as an informal hedge, screen or windbreak.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Noodle snacks


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