Banksia integrifolia or ‘Coast Banksia’. Plant profile and growing conditions
Also known as the ‘Coastal Banksia, Banksia integrifolia is a medium sized tree to shrub that grows well in both coastal and inland conditions.
Very hardy once established it can also be used as a street tree in an open sunny posiiton. The foliage is lightly toothed, green with a pale green to silver grey underside.
The large cone shaped flowers from autumn to spring are attractive and make unique long lasting cut flowers. The seed pods which form after the flowers are long lasting on the tree and add interest through the seasons.
Banksia integrifolia or ‘Coast Banksia’ is found along the east coast of Australia and is suited to seaside plantings.
An upright growing banksia growing to 10m with a narrow spread of 2-3m. B. integrifolia has dark green foliage and a pale golden/lemon flower spike.
Like most banksia, Banksia integrifolia prefers a sunny position in a well drained soil.
Useful as a feature tree innthe garden, or planted as a hedge or screeing plant. An excellent plant to attract birds to the garden.
Banksia integrifolia can be pruned after flowering to tidy up the plant and encourage a more bushy habit if required.
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