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Banksia marginata

Silver Banksia

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment



Seed Pre-Treatment: Cold treatment 8wks
Needs a well drained propagating mix. Should be sown at a depth one to two times the diameter of seed.


Prone to damping off - water carefully.


Germination usually occurs within 2-8 weeks.
Higher temperature may inhibit germination. Germination may be improved by stratification (8 weeks).

Pests and Disease

Species susceptible to Cinnamon fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi) dieback and damping off.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Light and temperature sensitive.

Seed Collection Timeframe

February - March

Storage and Ripening

Seed will retain viability for at least 4-7 years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings