Banksia ashbyi
Ashby's banksia

Uses: Highly ornamental small Banksia.
Plants are fire sensitive and rely on fire for regeneration.
Brilliant cylindrical flower spikes appearing in spring.
Excellent tree for cut flowers.
Requires deep infrequent watering to establish deep roots in the first 2 years.
Good as a screening or hedge plant.
Excellent for bird attracting.
Banksias can be a little difficult to prune. They do respond well to light pruning but too much can result in heavy leaf growth at the expense of flowers. Pruning too hard into old wood can result in permanent damage to the tree. These trees and shrubs are listed in Regulation 24.3 under the Sewerage Act and are Provisionally Classified under Schedule 2. They require written SA Water approval prior to planting in streets or roads in any drainage area. They should not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection. In home gardens, too, they should not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer pipe.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-round Round
  • Height 2-4m
  • Spread 2-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Proteaceae
  • Botanical Name Banksia ashbyi
  • Common Name Ashby's banksia
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Domed
  • Landscape Coast, Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Light frost, Lime
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Gold
  • Flowering Time Autumn, Spring
  • Foliage Dark-green
  • Flower Type Cylindrical spike
  • Purpose Ornamental, Shade
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Seasonal Colour Winter, Spring
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Small Tree (Up to 7m)