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Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn
Banksia - The Living Urn Bio Urn

Banksia

$315.00

A medium sized tree with rough, fissured, grey bark and dull green leaves. Produces a mass of long, pale yellow flower spikes from autumn until spring. Can grow to 10 metres tall and will adapt to coastal conditions. Plant in full sun or part shade and well drained soil.

View planting instructions here

Tree Information

  • Banksia Integrifolia Basics
  • Planting Details

Seasons:

The classic Australian Native tree with rich lime to yellow Banksia flowers in autumn and winter.  

Weather Conditions:

Tolerates frost and salt spray. Plants rarely grow to 25 m tall, and are found more commonly between 5 - 15 metres in cooler climates and exposed sites. Nectar feeding birds are attracted to the bottlebrush shaped flowers. Seed pods are decorative, long lasting and are ideal used indoors in floral arrangements.

Care:

Prune as required after flowering to maintain tidy growth and fertilise using a slow release native fertilser yearly.

Planting:

Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny location.

Height:

Average 5 -10 m in garden settings, up to 25 metres naturally.

When to plant:

Fall is an excellent time to plant because it allows the roots of your Japanese maple to get established while the rest of the tree is dormant. However, many gardeners also find success planting in the spring. Either way, make sure there is no threat of frost which can damage a newly planted tree.

Location:

Japanese maples prefer to be in locations protected from strong winds and spring frosts.

Soil:

Japanese maples are fairly adaptive, but prefer moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils that contain organic matter. If you live in an area with heavy clay soil, planting them slightly elevated is beneficial; this will help guard against root rot and disease. Chlorosis (yellowing of leaves due to lack of chlorophyll) may occur in high pH soils.

Container planting:

Many of the smaller varieties are excellent in containers. Japanese maples “self stunt,” meaning their top growth will decrease when their roots are confined. When planting in a container, it is still wise to focus on small to medium varieties or dwarf forms.