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 banksiaAPPEARANCE : 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
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