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Banksia serratuloides syn Dryandra erratuloides | Image by Jean & Fred CC BY 2.0

BANKSIA serratuloides syn Dryandra serratuloides

Rare and Threatened Species

SKU: B 77
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Proteaceae
Characteristics: Low bushy shrub to 0.3-1 metre high

Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count.

Size:
$12.00 AUD Excl. GST

Banksia serratuloides typically grow to around 50 cm in height and produce attractive yellow and pink flowers head from July to September. Foliage consists of dark-green serrated leaves.

Occurs naturally in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, and the Swan Coastal Plains of Western Australia. 
Occurring over only 9 small populations in Western Australia Banksia serratuloides is classified as Rare and Threatened.

Previously known as Dryandra serratuloides. Dryandra was considered a separate genus named Dryandra until early 2007 when it was merged into Banksia.

Prefers a deep well-drained sandy soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant. Avoid waterlogged soils.

The best time to sow Banksia seeds is autumn or spring. Sow in contains and transplant when they are big enough to handle.
The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering. Banksia dislikes wet roots, so don't overwater them, or they will rot.
Sow the seed flat around 5mm deep. Vermiculite is an excellent medium to cover the surface as it helps retain moisture and controls the temperature.  
Germination should occur in 14-40 days at 20-25°C

Pre-germination of seeds by sowing into a closed container containing moist vermiculite or similar material is also helpful for 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.

Pre-treatment of smoke is not critical to the germination of this species. However, many members of the Proteaceae family are responsive to the pre-treatment of smoke.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by soaking the seed overnight or applying it to the surface after sowing; both provide good results.  Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to germinate, keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
  • The customer should do their due diligence that they are suited to their region.

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