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Banksia ericifolia - Golden Banksia - 10 seeds

Banksia ericifolia - Golden Banksia - 10 seeds


The Golden or Heath Banksia is believed to be the first Banksia collected by Sir Joseph Banks and it is often argued by its proponents that it is the best of the eastern Australian species.  This species is a shapely dense bush or small tree growing to between 1.8 - 2.5m in height. 


It has showy golden flowers that are yellow to orange and grow to 15 - 20cm long and 5 - 8cm in diameter.  It makes an excellent long living cut flower and as with all Banksias is a favourite with nectar eating and pollinating birds.  Leaves are linear, 1 - 4cm long and 1cm wide. 


It is frost resistant, grows extensively in a wide range of climates (all but very hot areas) and flowers from Autumn to Spring.  It is one of the easiest Banksias to grow and will exist happily in a tub or large pot or in the garden.

The natural habitat of the Golden Banksia is on the east coast of Australia in the central coastal region of New South Wales growing in deep sand, sandy loam or sand over sandstone in shrubland and woodland areas.  Annual rainfall required is 900-1100mm.

Propagation is from seed which should be sown into a standard seed raising mix and watered as required.  Plant young seedlings as soon as practical to avoid too much root disturbance.  Plant into well drained soil with an acidic pH of around 6.0 to 6.5.
This species is non-lignotuberous, so prune with care, never below the green foliage.  Plant in full sun or part shade - frost tolerant to at least -7°C. 

10 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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