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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 research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Banksia 'Schnapper Point'.
 
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