Plant name: Large banksia
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
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.