Banksia baueri

Possum Banksia or Woolly Banksia

 

The flower color is gray to orange/brown, 25 x 15 cm (10" x 6").  Banksia baueri forms a small, rounded shrub about 3' high. The large, woolly flower spikes appear in late winter and spring and the toothed leaves are up to 130 mm long.  Although this is an West Australia species, it does tolerate humidity and light frost.  Seed germinates rather easy as cuttings are difficult to strike. 

DO NOT FERTILIZE WITH PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS!

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small rounded shrub to 3'
Flower Color Gray, orange-brown
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low moisture, low humidity
Native West Australia
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall shrub 3'
bulletLarge flowers
bulletCoarsely toothed leaves

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent specimen or container plant
bulletTolerates light frosts
bulletTolerates humidity

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Sow seed 1/8" deep in well drained media.  Give preventive fungicidal drench.  Germinate 3-12 weeks at 64 - 80 degrees F.
 
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