|These trees and shrubs are native to Australia, and have been garden favorites there since the 19th century. Popular in the southern United States, their spikes of yellowish to reddish flowers turn into woody, cylindrical, conelike spikes of fruit. Will not tolerate frost, so plant against a wall or where they have shelter from evergreen or other woodland trees. Several are known for tolerating temperate coastal conditions.
Nectar-rich, pale orange flowers less than 2 inches wide are followed by woody seed cones. Olive-green leaves are edged with small teeth. Needs excellent drainage to prevent root rot.
Attributes - Banksia burdetii
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Orange
Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.
Width: 9 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
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