Banksia robur - swamp banksia

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Tough spreading bold native shrub with bright felty russet new growth, big green leaves, metallic green buds, and impressive gold-tan flower spikes.

Can cope with moist or seasonally flooded soils, and coastal spray, and will regenerate like a phoenix after fire.


We love swamp banksia for its richly coloured flowers, bold good looks, tolerance of a wide range of growing conditions

Banksia robur - swamp banksia

APPEARANCE : Classic Australian native banksia with large oval leaves russet underneath; metallic green buds open into gold candles and big gold nectar-filled flowers in summer lasting to winter. Rust-coloured new leaves complement the flower. Will regrow after fire.
ORIGIN : Native to the east coast from Cooktown to Wollongong
USE FOR : Looks good in grouped plantings. Excellent coastal plant, able to tolerate frost and salt spray. Wildlife gardens, riverbanks, revegetation. Seed pods are decorative, as are the flowers. 
PLANTING : Plant in a well drained sandy or loam soil with neutral-acid pH and regular water.  Will tolerate moist, even wet, soil in full sun.
CARE : Prune as required to maintain compact growth. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia are phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%. Banksia robur is less sensitive than other species.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 3m H x 2m W.
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.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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