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White Mountain Banksia
SKU Code: N 608-20s
Characteristics: Tall shrub to 5 m or Tree to 20 m
Seed per packet: 5
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A hardy and versatile garden plant that is widely planted in Australian gardens with pale yellow flowers open from late summer to winter.
The leaves are shiny dark green above and silvery on the underside, new growth is covered in short silvery hairs.
Similar to Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia, but varies in having narrower, longer foliage. Flowers are similar but may have a tinge of pink depending on locations in the wild.
Varying in habit from a shrub to 5 metres in exposed areas to a tree to 20 metres in ideal conditions.
Occurs naturally in the Blue Mountains and in northern New South Wales.
Prefers light neutral well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost hardy. Avoid waterlogged soils.
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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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