Banksia serrata

Old man Banksia

Banksia serrata is a small to medium sized tree with a single trunk, cork-like bark and deep green foliage. It is usually a gnarly looking tree. Leaf margins are serrated with lobes between 1 mm and 3 mm deep. It produces silvery grey flower spikes and cones. This species can generate well after bush fire due to its ability to store energy.

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40cm/27L 0.5-1.0m Shortlist

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Uses

A very distinctive, bird attracting Australian native that can be planted in multiples and on its own as a single specimen.

Position & Soil

This tree likes a well-drained sandy soil. A good selection for coastal conditions and are often found behind dunes along the coastline.

Categories

Bird Attracting
These are tree selections with magnificent flowers and/or dense habitat for bird attraction.
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Coastal
These trees are tolerant of the typically sandy conditions associated with living along the coast.
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Evergreen
This symbol denotes a tree that retains its leaves, therefore is green, all year round.
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Feature Flower
These trees offer an attractive colour or flower display that is worth noting.
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Group Planting
The upright structure of these trees make for an excellent group feature. Some trees planted this way create a bush land affect.
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Informal Screening
A tree for an informal screen is one which is tall enough to block views but is left to grow in its natural form. These trees offer a more casual look.
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Native
This selection of trees are indigenous to Australia and unique to our climatic conditions. Most of the trees we grow are suitable for the south eastern parts of Australia.
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Specimen
Also referred to as feature trees, these are noteworthy selections due to size, shape, foliage cover, seasonal colour or general knock-out attractiveness. They can stand-alone in any garden.
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