Banksia serrata

Saw 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 serrata, Saw Banksia
Its curiously shaped, 6-inch-long, serrated leaves match the 6-inch-long, yellow-green flower spikes on this tree. Prefers sandy soil. Won't tolerate lime.

Attributes - Banksia serrata

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 45 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

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

Related Plants

Banksia burdetii, Banksia ericifolia, Banksia laevigata laevigata, Banksia lemanniana, Banksia marginata, Banksia spinulosa
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