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Banksia victoriae - Woolly Orange Banksia - 5 seeds

Banksia victoriae - Woolly Orange Banksia - 5 seeds

SKU: BANVICT
$5.00Price

Banksia victoriae, commonly known as  the Woolly Orange Banksia is a tall shrub to about 5m high that occurs naturally in sandy soils in tall shrubland in a restricted area north west of Geraldton in Western Australia.

 

The leaves are linear, about 150-300mm long by 25mm wide and are deeply lobed with triangular teeth that reach almost to the mid rib and each lobe ends in a pungent point.  The cylindrical flower spikes are conspicuous as they occur at the end of the branches (terminal) and have a distinct "Acorn shape" as the flowers open and are orange in colour about 120mm long by 100mm diameter, flowering is usually during the Summer months.

 

Banksia victoriae is an outstanding ornamental species and ideal for cut flower production due to its bright coloured, terminal flowers and very attractive foliage.  It is suited to cultivation in areas with a dry Summer climate but is difficult to maintain in areas of high Summer humidity. 

 

It requires well drained soils in full sun to light shade and tolerates at least moderate frost. 

Like all Banksias, it is excellent for attracting honey eating birds.

 

5 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.
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