Australian Native - Burdett's Banksia - Banksia burdettii
Australian Native - Burdett's Banksia - Banksia burdettii
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Australian Native - Burdett's Banksia - Banksia burdettii

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Banksia burdettii is a shrub native to the sand plains north of Gin Gin, Western Australia, and is commonly known as Burdett's Banksia.  It is a moderate size shrub growing up to approx. 4m high x 2m wide.

It has tough toothed leaves. The individual flowers are orange & cream with cone-shaped spikes approx. 120mm in length, and are beautiful as a cut flower. Flowering occurs Summer through Autumn.  It can be useful as a windbreak or screen.

Prefers well-drained deep sandy soils. Avoid waterlogged soils. Drought and frost resistant. Like all Banksia's, it is excellent for attracting honey eating birds.

Seed is generally best sown in Spring or Autumn in mild climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year.  Sow the seed to the depth of the seed size.  Keep moist but not wet as the seed may rot if soil medium is too wet.  Keep damp between watering.  Germination approx. 21-60 days depending on the temperature and conditions.

Many species of the Proteaceae family are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proven to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in some species of the Proteaceae family.  Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing.

5 seeds per packet