Robust 15m native Australian banksia with green-cream brushes during spring and autumn. Suited to seaside gardens - where it will grow as a shrub - and well drained soil. Grows naturally on the coast from TAS to QLD, so very adaptable as to climate.
Banksia serrata - saw-leafed banksia, old man banksia
DESCRIPTION: Big bold banksia with large rugged zigzag (serrated) leaves and bird-attracting green-cream flowers in summer and autumn. USE IN: Ideal used in coastal landscapes and street-scaping. LOCATION: Plant in a sunny position in the garden in well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.Tolerates wind and salt spray. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit. 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%. HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 15m H x 4m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide