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SKU Code: N 610-20
Characteristics: Shrub or small tree 3 to 8 metres
Seed per packet: 5
An attractive shrub or small tree with an orange-brown corky barked trunk the Wallum Banksia can reach a height of 8 metres but typically forms a habit of a robust shrub with large stiff serrated foliage.
Upright pale cream yellow to bright yellow-orange flowers 85 mm wide and 100 - 150 mm tall occur during Autumn and early Winter.
A lignotuberous species of Banksia (the ability to re-sprout from the base of the truck after bush fires or being damaged)
Banksia aemula is one of the first banksias to be transported back to England by the early explorers, closely resembles Banksia serrata.
Occurs naturally in the swampy heathland of the coastal areas of New South Wales and southern Queensland.
Seed is best sown in spring or autumn in a temperate climate.
The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering.
Sow the seed 3-4mm deep. Vermiculite is a good medium to use to cover the surface as it helps retain moisture and controls the temperature.
Keep moist but not too wet as the seed will rot.
Germination should occur in 21-60 days at 18-22°C
Pre-germination of seed by sowing into a closed container containing moist vermiculite or similar material is also a useful method of germinating seeds, particularly for winter sowing when outdoor temperatures may be unsuitable. Germination usually occurs in 1-2 weeks using this method and when the root has reached about a centimetre or so in length, the seedling can be placed into a small pot of seed raising mix. (Source Australian Native Plants Society)
Pre-treatment of smoke: is not critical to the germination of this species. However many members of the Proteaceae family are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.
We are a registered Export Establishment with an authorised officer which allows us to process Phytosanitary certificates when required.
The purchaser is responsible for clearing the goods through their customs and paying all charges associated with clearing the goods, including any import fees and taxes if applicable.
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