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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. 

This information about Banksia baxteri displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.