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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.  Information displayed on this page about  Banksia menziesii is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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