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Banksia aemula - wallum banksia

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Distinctive coastal native banksia. Salt tolerant, likes dry sandy soils but happy in less well-drained soils too. Creamy flowers in autumn-winter, loved by birds and flower arrangers. Decorative 'lumpy' seed pods. Grows to 8m unclipped but generally much shorter (especially in a windswept site), and 3m wide.

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Banksia aemula - wallum banksia
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful coastal Australian native with creamy-yellow flowers, blooming in autumn and winter, followed by distincitve 'lumpy' seedheads. Tall, very branched variable outline.
USE IN: This adaptable Banksia forms an excellent screen plant and is able to tolerate dry sandy soils and salt spray. Birds are attracted to the flowers and will feed at sunrise and sunset.  Seed pods and flowers are decorative and ideal used in flower arrangements.
LOCATION:  Plant in well drained sandy to sandy loam soil (but not alkaline).
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit and prolific blooms during the next flowering season. Fertilise using a slow release native fertilser during spring.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 3-8m H x 3m W.
PLEASE NOTE: These are tube-stock plants, with the benefit of being a young plant they will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height including the pot height of 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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