Old Man Banksia

Banksia Serrata

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Old Man Banksia Description

Tree to 12 m high in maturity depending upon fire disturbance history; rough bark, very thick, warty and grey to brown in colour, extending to smaller branches.

Adult leaves are stiff with coarsely toothed margins to 20cm in length, 1.5cm to 4cm wide.

Old Man Banksia Maintenance

Banksias usually grow best in well drained soils in a sunny position.

Most respond to light pruning, and those which form a woody rootstock (lignotuber) can be heavily pruned.

Only low phosphorus fertilisers should be used.

Banksias are easily propagated from seed.

Old Man Banksia Alternative Names

Saw-toothed banksia.