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SKU Code: N 576
Characteristics: Small spreading shrub 0.5 to 1.5 m
Seeds per packet: Approx. 5
A spreading dense shrub with a compact growth habit to 1.5m with narrow, serrated foliage that produces rounded, squat gold-yellow flowers during the autumn and winter months. Flowers are followed by unusual propeller shape seed heads.
An attractive useful garden shrub requiring little maintenance. Its compact habit makes it ideal for large containers. Grown commercially in the cut flower industry.
Endemic to the regions of Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains and the Swan Coastal Plain in the South West Province of Western Australia.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, avoid waterlogged soils. Drought tolerant.
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 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.
Australian Native Plants Society
Australian Native Plants Society (Propagation of Banksia)
Florabase of Western Australia
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