Banksia ashbyi ‘Dwarf’ is a small, dense, rounded growing shrub with grey foliage and showy bright orange cone flowers from Autumn to Spring. The leaves are linear about 20-30 cm long by 3 cm wide and have deeply serrated margins.
Native to the mid-west coastal plains of Western Australia where the average rainfall is less than 8″.
Frost tolerant to low 20 degrees F. Seed follicles are usually opened by fire. Fast growing and usually produces terminal cut flowers 3-5 years from seed.
Species Meaning: Ashby's Banksia
Banksia ashbyi is native to Western Australia.
Banksia’s usually respond well to careful pruning, but do not prune into old wood. Prune early to create a multi-branched shrub.
It is susceptible to Phytophthora when given poor drainage, excessive moisture and hot weather. Requires deep infrequent watering to establish deep roots in the first 2 years.
S2006 – Sunshine Seeds – 10 Seed
2/26 Put in smoke water
2/27 Sown. 2 pots 1 OH
3/18 1st Germ off heat
4/21 Off heat doping better 4, 2 ½
5/6 Potted up 5. One had germinated, but roots had not developed. Put back in new soil on heat to monitor.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: | Seed ID: S2006
We acquired this plant from Sunshine Seeds.