Tough spreading bold native shrub with bright felty russet new growth, big green leaves, 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.
APPEARANCE : Classic Australian native banksia with large oval leaves russet underneath; gold candles open to big gold nectar-filled flowers in autumn and winter. Rust-coloured new leaves complement the flower. 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. Will tolerate moist 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