Banksia marginata – Silver Banksia

It is a hardy, fairly fast growing and long lived species that can be grown in a wide variety of environmental conditions. It is drought resistant and will do well in exposed windy locations. As a banksia, it produces copious nectar and is ideal for attracting wildlife into gardens.

Uses: attractive feature plant when flowering. It forms a neat compact shape. Low forms are a useful screen plant or windbreak. Tall forms can be used as street trees.

Dimensions: Height: 1 – 12 metres. Typically about 2 metres high. |  Width: 2 metres

Flowering: Flowers can occur throughout the year, but mainly February to July.

Aspect: It favours a sunny or partly shady position, and may become spindly if grown in the shade.
Soil type: It can tolerate a variety of soil types including sandy soils, loams and clay. It prefers well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist and even waterlogged sites.
Planting rates: 1/m2

Maintenance: Low

Available sizes: 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.