Banksia marginata. silver banksia

Family Proteacea
Description Medium-large upright shrub to small, spreading tree. Long lived.
Flowering Time Autumn
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forests and grassy woodlands from coastal to inland areas
Soil Types Variable but commonly on heavier soils
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Important seasonal nectar producer. Seeds eaten by cockatoos.
Amenity / Ornamental Values Attractive in flower. Handsome foliage. Older specimens have great character with stout trunks and gnarled form. Used in bonsai.
Other Values Craftwood
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average to high
Shade average
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Average no. Seeds per Gram 125
Viability Period average
Dormancy none
Treatment germination can be improved with cold temperature stratification
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 10-30
Direct Seeding