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Banksia marginata

Plant name: Large banksia

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA.

Cultural notes: A 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.

Maintenance: Can be lightly pruned to maintain shape.

Tolerates: Frost, drought and salt tolerant.

Flowering season: Spring, summer and autumn.

Flower colour: Cream-yellow flower spikes up to 9cm long.

Foliage colour: Upper surface dark green with silvery white undersides. Leaf margins and tips often have small serrations.

Width: up to 4m

Height: up to 12m

Plant spacing: 150cm apart

Recommended uses: Useful garden plant particularly in coastal situations. Good as an informal hedge, screen or windbreak.

Description: 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.