Banksia marginata, commonly known as the Silver banksia, is a small to medium-sized tree that is native to Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. Silver banksia has narrow, serrated leaves with silvery undersides and produces yellow or greenish-yellow flower spikes in the autumn and winter, providing a subtle splash of color to any landscape. It is often used as a feature tree or in mass plantings, providing a naturalistic look to gardens and public spaces. Silver banksia is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance plant.
Height: Up to 10 meters, but is typically smaller in cultivation.
Width: Up to 4 meters.
Aspect: Prefers full sun and is adapted to a range of soil types, including sandy and well-draining soils.
Flowers: Produces distinctive cylindrical flower spikes that are greenish-yellow in colour and appear in spring and summer.
Uses: Banksia marginata is a popular tree for ornamental landscaping due to its attractive foliage and flowers. The tree is also an important species for soil conservation and revegetation, as it is highly drought-tolerant and can help prevent soil erosion. Additionally, the tree is an important source of food and habitat for native wildlife, including birds and insects. The wood of the tree is sometimes used for furniture, while the flower spikes can be used for floral arrangements. Finally, the tree has cultural significance to Indigenous Australians, who have used the flowers, leaves, and bark of the tree for a range of traditional purposes, including medicinal and ceremonial uses.
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