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Banksia serrata

In the wild it is exposed to strong winds and salt spray and these factors have favoured the survival of low growing individuals.

Like its taller variants, it prefers a full sun position in well-drained soils. Additionally, its smaller size makes it perfect for large tubs or as a robust ground cover. It is a long-flowering species and usually has buds, flowers and old cones on the plant at the one time.

Generally available at specialist nurseries.

Common nameSaw banksia
Scientific nameBanksia serrata L.f.
FamilyProteaceae
Etymology

Genus: After Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820.

Species: From Latin, serratus, saw edged

DistributionIt is generally a gnarled, often twisted small tree but this is a prostrate selection collected from a headland.
Native habitatOccurs in sandy soils
DescriptionIt is generally a gnarled, often twisted small tree but this is a prostrate selection collected from a headland.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers from late winter to autumn.
Location in gardenPlanted in Bed 14c in the Connections Garden and in a number of beds in the Banksia Garden.
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