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A. sericeus is an ornamental shrub, with soft grey foliage, and red flowers that bloom in spring. It is an excellent choice for coastal planting, as it tolerates both salt and wind tolerant. However, this plant will not withstand heavy clay or wet soil.
Fire tolerant and regrows from epicormic shoots.
A tall shrub to a small tree with yellow flowers. Plants may grow to 82ft, but are often smaller. The leaves are shiny dark green above and silvery underneath and broadly elongate, the margin are usually smooth, but sometimes irregularly serrated at the top. New growth is covered in short silvery hairs. The pale yellow flowers open from late summer to winter. This hardy Banksia grows very well in coastal areas and can tolerate salt spray. Plants are frost tolerant.
A prostrate shrub with a creeping, suckering habit with a height of not much more than 30 cm making it an ideal native ground cover.
Dark green divided leaves with a triangular or sickle shape segments. Its main flowering time is during spring with flower colors including cream, yellow, orange, pink, red and brown. Drought and frost resistant once established.
Dryandra was considered a separate genus until early 2007, when it was merged into Banksia.
Banksia petiolaris is a small shrub that grows to 2-5 ft (0.6-1.5 m) tall and spreads up to 8 feet (2.4 m). It has long and narrow, serrated leaves and produces large, yellow and orange flowers in late spring and summer. Native to Southwest Australia, this plant is normally zone 9-11 USDA, though in colder climates, it can be grown in containers, as long as they are placed in a sunny, sheltered location.
This shrub requires regular but moderate watering and prefers well-drained soil with full sun exposure. If the temperature is too hot, it will benefit from some shade, otherwise partial shade is perfectly suitable. To ensure that Banksia petiolaris thrives, use a fertilizer designed for flowering and foliage plants and feed twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn. For those growing this plant in containers or cold regions, the potting mix should be kept slightly moist, but not too wet. You can also use a slow-release fertilizer to give the plant all-season nutrition. To enhance flowering, prune the burning stems regularly.
Banksia petiolaris is a pinch-resistant shrub, so if you are trying to shape it, pinch the new growths with your fingers. When pruning, cut the new growths to encourage flowering and for aesthetically pleasing shape. To protect the plant from extreme cold, cover it with a frost blanket or tarp. Be sure to keep the fabric off the plants for adequate air circulation. In colder regions, it is best to place the containers in sheltered areas to protect them from harsh winter temperatures. With proper care, Banksia petiolaris will continue to produce beautiful and vibrant yellow and orange flowers for many years to come.
Banksia speciosa is an imposing shrub or small tree whose flowers are often commercially used in cut-flower arrangements. The linear leaves may reach 18 inches wide, and are divided into small, triangular lobes. They are green above and white underneath. The seeds are enclosed in large, woody follicles and are generally retained within the cone until burnt. The species is fire-sensitive, and rapidly grows from seed after bushfire. It grows on deep sand in shrubland in nature. It is a vigorous and quick growing shrub if given a well-drained sandy soil, dry summer climate and a sunny aspect. However it is extremely sensitive to rootrot which will kill it quickly. In humid climates, plants may grow quickly and appear to be doing well until they succumb to Phytophthora. Propagation is generally from seed.
In late Spring to early Summer it becomes a solid mass of beautiful, fiery red, tubular flowers held in loose clusters. The deep green, lance shaped foliage is evergreen. It's a slow grower for the first two years, so you might want to keep it in a container for at least a year. Chilean Fire Bush wants deep, loamy, not too rich, well-drained soil and doesn't like animal manure. Shelter from cold, drying winds. An outstanding specimen tree.
The Grevillea banksii (Red Silky Oak), native to Australia, is an attractive ornamental shrub or small tree that boasts vibrant, colorful foliage. It typically grows to a height of 5-10 ft tall as a large shrub, or up to 10-20 ft as a small tree. The fluffy foliage is a bright reddish-bronze when new, then matures to a glossy dark green.
The Grevillea banksii is a hardy, sun-loving plant that does best in USDA zone 9-11. It enjoys a moderate amount of water and prefers full sun exposure. In hotter climates, it should receive some afternoon shade or be mulched regularly in summer to help keep its roots cool.
Come late spring, Grevillea banksii produces a profusion of flowers in shades of pink, crimson, and vinous. The blooms are followed by yellow and orange fruits, which are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
In colder regions, it should be grown in a pot that can be moved indoors over winter. With a little extra love and attention, it can be grown as a garden hedge or even as a lovely container specimen that offers year round color.