Teasel Banksia, Dainty Banksia

Banksia pulchella

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Banksia (BANGK-see-a) (Info)
Species: pulchella (pul-KEL-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 5, 2018, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Per Karlo Taliana from Sydney, Australia:
"With all Banksias varying in their form, colour and stage of flowering, they are all beautiful in their own right. Hence, I'm not one to choose favourites, but this BANKSIA PULCHELLA would have to come very close.
First collected by Robert Brown at Lucky Bay, WA in 1802, its species name comes from the Latin 'pulchellus' = pretty. It grows as a shrub to 1m tall with flowerheads 2.5cm long x 4-5cm wide; golden flowers with bright yellow pistils in summer and early winter. With no lignotuber, it regenerates from seed after bushfires - fruits are considerably larger than flower with up to 20 follicles.
Banksia pulchella grows in deep white sands along the south coast of WA from Culham Inlet to Israelite Bay."

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