Firewood Banksia, Menzies Banksia
Banksia menziesii

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Banksia (BANGK-see-a)
Species: menziesii (menz-ESS-ee-eye)

Category
Shrubs

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements

Where to Grow

Height
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)

Sun Exposure
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger
N/A

Bloom Color
Pink
Red

Bloom Time
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage
Evergreen

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds