Banksia laevigata laevigata

Tennis Ball Banksia

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.
Banksia laevigata laevigata, Tennis Ball Banksia
Forms an open to tighter shrub with leaves edged with rusty-brown teeth. Flowers are yellow and brown.

Attributes - Banksia laevigata laevigata

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 7 ft. to 10 ft. 6 in.

Width: 10 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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Banksia burdetii, Banksia ericifolia, Banksia lemanniana, Banksia marginata, Banksia serrata, Banksia spinulosa
 
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