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Banksia serrata

Saw Banksia, Old Man 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 8 wks
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. Do not place in direct sunlight.

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

Year Round

Storage and Ripening

Seed will retain viability for long periods stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings