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Fern Leaved Banksia
SKU Code: N 320
Characteristics: Shrub 1-1.5 metres
Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count
An attractive fairly open multi-stemmed shrub with cylindrical flowers that can be various shades of blue-grey or greenish-yellow in bud, opening to a yellow. The flowers occur in autumn and winter.
Grey-brown bark with the new foliage growth being hairy and rusty colour.
Indigenous to the coastal strip of Eastern Australia and is common in dry heaths and rocky areas around Sydney.
Prefers well-drained soil in an open sunny position. An east coast Banksia that better tolerates summer humidity and moisture than those from the west coast.
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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