Real World Gardener Beautiful Banksias in Plant of the Week

April 15th, 2019

PLANT OF THE WEEK

Banskia Spinulosa

 

This next plant is a native but is often overlooked because people go for the more colourful and show Grevilleas.

They may come in limited colourways, but their flowers are much more substantial and spectacular, particular if you have several cultivars planted or grouped together.

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Banksia spinulosa

Plus they provide nectar for wildlife during the colder months of the year.

Let’s find out about them

I'm talking with Jeremy Critchley owner of www.thegreengallery.com.au and Karen Smith editor of www.hortjournal.com.au

PLAY: Banksia spinulosa_11th July 2018

 

Banksia spinulosa isn’t slow growing at all and within a couple of years, if grown from seed, will have reached over one metre tall and wide, plus provide a least 8 flower spikes.

 

Banskia flower spikes you can either cut for the vase, or just leave on the bush for the native wildlife to enjoy.

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As cut flowers, Banksias can last for months.

 

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