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Burma Road Banksia
Conservation code: Priority 4: Rare
SKU Code: N 304-50s
Characteristics: Small shrub 2m spread 3m
Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count
A rare low-growing spreading shrub to 2 metres tall and 3 metres wide with attractive purple and cream flowers.
The upper parts of the flower are purple, while the rest of the flowers are cream or light yellow. Flowers generally occur during spring and summer however they may also occur in mid-autumn.
Endemic to an isolated area around Geraldton in Western Australia.
Prefers well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Avoid waterlogged soils.
Conservation code: Priority 4: Rare, Near Threatened and other species in need of monitoring
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 the 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 it 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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