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Products > Banksia baxteri
 
Banksia baxteri - Birds Nest Banksia

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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer/Winter
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Banksia baxteri (Birds Nest Banksia) - Dense spreading shrub to 6-9 feet tall and nearly as wide with new reddish stems and 4 to 6 inch long blunt-tipped leaves with deep triangular lobes to the midrib that are slightly prickly on margins and hairy on the undersides. The terminal 2 to 5 inch globular to dome-shaped greenish-yellow flower heads appear from early summer to late winter and are followed by attractive seed pods. This plant grows naturally in deep sandy soil in coastal regions of south Western Australia. Plant in full to part sun in light or in well-draining, heavy soil. Has proven to be drought tolerant and fairly frost hardy once established (protect young plants). Good specimen plant or for an informal hedge or windbreak. Grown commercially for cut flowers. The foliage and flowers of this plant are used in the Australian cut-flower trade where it has been found that the plant responds well to light pruning but not to pruning of older heavier stems much over 1/2" inch thick.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Banksia baxteri.
 
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