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PROTEA Banksia serrata
Commonly known as Old man banksia, Red honeysuckle, Saw banksia, Saw-toothed banksia
Serrated leaves and yellow-green flowers
Evergreen - alternate, oblong, toothed leaves 8-15cm (3-6in) long, downy and light red or reddish brown at first, then leathery, smooth and semi-glossy, deep green
Yellow - yellow-green
Height - 3-20m (10-66ft)
Spread - 2-8m (6½-26ft)
Tall Shrub - erect, then spreading, shrub or tree. Produces cylindrical flower heads 9-15cm (3½-6in) long
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.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot. Plants will become chlorotic if soil contains too much phosphate or lime
Place of origin - Australia (New South Wales, Victoria)
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Half hardy (down to 0)
Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5