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BANKSIA coccinea 100 seed

Scarlet Banksia

Stock: Available

SKU Code: B 10-100s


Family: Proteaceae
Characteristics: Small tree or shrub 1-4 m

Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count.

The Scarlet Banksia is a very desirable garden plant because of its dramatic habit and spectacular flowers.
The conspicuous flowers are fairly squat in comparison with other Banksias and bright orange-red in colour. The spikes are about 100 mm wide by a similar length and are held terminally on the stems from late winter through to early summer.
The leaves are broad with toothed margins. Typically a shrub to about 4 metres but can grow taller.

Prefers light deep gravelly well-drained soil on an open sunny position. Avoid waterlogged soils.

Occurs naturally in the South West of Western Australia.

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.

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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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