PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

Commonly known as Coast banksia

Leathery leaves with white undersides, cone-shaped yellow 'bottlebrush' flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Whorled, velvety, light-brown leaves to 10cm (4in) long turn to mid-green above, white below. Flowers to 12cm (5in) across.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    5-25m (16-82ft)
  • Spread
    3-8m (10-26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun

PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

 
£25.00 each 
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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Phytophthora root rot. Plants will become chlorotic if soil contains too much phosphate or lime
    Place of origin
    Australia (Queensland to Victoria)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for coastal areas
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Free draining sandy soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Poor soil
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5-25m (16-82ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-8m (10-26ft)
 

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