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Banksia integrifolia - coastal banksia

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Hardy versatile Australian native, suited to coastal plantings, street trees, revegetation, soil stabilisation. Nectar rich in winter - a good tree for beekeepers. Occurs in the wild from southern VIC to QLD, as a shrub in exposed locations, to a 25m tree in sheltered spots - so plant it to allow for future growth!

Banksia integrifolia - coastal banksia

DESCRIPTION: Native large tree with rich lime to yellow cylindrical flowers in autumn and winter.  
USES: Tolerates frost and salt spray. Plants rarely grow to 25 m tall, and are found more commonly between 5 - 15 metres in cooler climates and exposed sites. Nectar feeding birds are attracted to the bottlebrush shaped flowers.  Seed pods are decorative, long lasting and are ideal used indoors in floral arrangements.
CARE: Prune as required after flowering to maintain tidy growth. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia integrifolia is phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%.
PLANTING: Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny location.
HEIGHT: Average 5 -10 m in garden settings, up to 25 metres naturally.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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