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Products > Banksia menziesii
 
Banksia menziesii - Firewood 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: Orange
Bloomtime: Fall/Spring
Height: 12-20 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Banksia menziesii (Firewood Banksia) - A large tall shrub or small tree to 15 plus feet tall and as wide with thick hairy branches and 6 to 12 inch long by 1 to 2' wide blunt tipped leaves with small toothed wavy margins and rusty undersides. The very showy terminal 6 inch tall by 4 inch wide flower heads start a silver color and age to red then golden. Plant in full to part sun in well-drained light to medium soil. Tolerates drought and has a moderate frost and coastal exposure tolerance. Useful in coastal plantings.  The information 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 of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Banksia menziesii.
 
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