Heath-leaved Banksia, Heath-leaf Banksia, Lantern Banksia, Heath Banksia Banksia ericifolia

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Botanical Name:

Banksia ericifolia

Family:

Proteaceae

Genus:

Banksia

Species:

ericifolia

Common Name:

Heath-leaved Banksia, Heath-leaf Banksia, Lantern Banksia, Heath Banksia

Height:
3-20 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9

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  • Banksia ericifolia

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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1/8" deep, mulch the seed bed, keep moist.
Other: Sterile soil should be used, care should be taken to not sow the seed too thick.
In a Nutshell:
* Banksia ericifolia grows as a large shrub up to 6 metres (20 ft) in height, though often smaller, around 1–2 metres (3–6 ft), in exposed places such as coastal or mountain heathlands. The grey-coloured bark is smooth and fairly thin with lenticels ; however it can thicken significantly with age.
* Flowering is in autumn, or in winter in cooler areas; the inflorescences are flower spikes 7–22 cm (3–10 in) high and 5 cm (2 in) broad or so.
* Banksia ericifolia responds to fire by seeding, the parent plant being killed. As plants take several years to flower in the wild, it is very sensitive to too-frequent burns and has been eliminated in some areas where this occurs. With time and the production of more cones with seed-containing follicles, however, plants can store up to 16,500 seeds at eight years of age.
* Some plants produce multiple flower spikes, possibly of varying sizes, from a single point of origin. more...