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Birds Nest Banksia
SKU Code: N 287
Characteristics: Small tree 3m spread 2m
Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count.
A fast-growing medium-sized shrub with attractive dome-shaped lemon yellow flowers that occur generally from December to May.
Unlike most banksia flowers that occur as cylindrical spikes, the Birds Nest Banksia is unique with its yellow-green, hemispherical terminal heads of 4 cm long by 8.5 cm wide.
Occurs naturally over a limited area of the south coast of Western Australia in the regions of Albany, Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, and Ravensthorpe.
Prefers deep well-drained sandy soil in an open sunny position. Avoid waterlogged soils. Drought and frost resistant.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Pre-treatment of smoke: Not considered critical to germination of this species and germination will generally occur without it.
However many members of the Proteaceae family are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family.
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 are available by clicking here.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
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