Banksia solandri/Bandsia, Stirling Range Banksia

Banksia solandri / Banksia solandri
Several colors of flowers on the same plant
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Several colors of flowers on the same plant

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Close view of the bottlebrush-like flower

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Scientific Name: Banksia solandri
Common Name: Bandsia, Stirling Range Banksia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red, Purple
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This evergreen shrub is somewhat common in the rocky soils on slopes in Western Australia. Large showy cylindrical flowers are often fawn-colored, but can be also brown, red and purple in color.