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Products > Banksia spinulosa 'Schnapper Point'
 
Banksia spinulosa 'Schnapper Point' - Koala Blooms Banksia

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Height: 2-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Banksia spinulosa 'Schnapper Point' (Koala Blooms Banksia) - A compact-growing evergreen shrub that grows 2-4 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide. The medium green leaves are narrow and slightly serrated with lighter undersides and down rolled margins. The handsome honey & red candle-like flowers rise above the foliage in fall through winter. Full Sun to light shade. Average drainage and minimal fertilizer requirements. Deer tolerant. Drought tolerant. Hardy to 20 degrees F. A 2001 Australian Plant Introduction from U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum and Koala Blooms. This plant has proven very succesful in the bay area but has been more diffiucult in Southern California, possibly due to water quality issues. It was also problematic in out nursery and while we love this plant, we felt it better left to the northern California growers in the program.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Banksia spinulosa 'Schnapper Point'.
 
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