Whitehorse City Council

Banksia marginata – Silver Banksia

Banksia marginataSmall tree with finely-toothed long foliage with a dark green upper surface and a silvery reverse. The bottlebrush shaped flowers are yellow and born on spikes 4-10cm long and 3-5cm in diameter. Flowering in spring and summer.

Evergreen/deciduous: evergreen
Maintenance: low
Pest and disease: generally trouble free
Height: 3m–10m
Canopy density: High
Origin: Victoria, NSW, SA, Tasmania (indigenous to the City of Whitehorse)
Drought tolerance: very good
Water-logging tolerance: very good
Frost tolerance: high