Australian Native Plants

  Banksia ashbyi (Ashby's Banksia)


Banksia ashbyi photo
Banksia ahsbyi, street planting on verge and island South street Bullcreek WA

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Banksia ashbyi photo
Banksia ashbyi in flower in Ardleigh Reserve, Hamersley in suburban Perth.

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Banksia ashbyi photo
Banksia ahsbyi, street planting on verge and island south street Bullcreek WA

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ASHBY'S BANKSIA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Banksia ashbyi in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Ashby's Banksia

Description
Ashby's Banksia is a dense shrub with lobed saw-toothed leaves that grow to 20cm long and 3cm wide. The large orange flower spikes grow to 15cm long and 8cm wide and are bottlebrush shape. the flower spikes make ornamental cut flowers and the plant is cultivated for this purpose. The plant flowers in spring and flowers are followed by woody cones that are retained on the plant. There two subspecies: ashbyi ashbyi is a tree to 7m and has no lignotuber; and B. ashbyi boreoscaia which is a spreading shrub to 2m high with a lignotuber.

Height
2m - 5m

Spread
2m - 3m

Habitat
sandy soils on coastal heath and spinifex

Propagation
from seed

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Distribution
coastal Western Australia from Geraldton to Exmouth



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:ashbyi
Common Name:Ashby's Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia attenuata
  Banksia audax
  Banksia baueri
  Banksia baxteri
  Banksia benthamiana
  Banksia blechnifolia
  Banksia brownii
  Banksia burdettii
  Banksia caleyi
  Banksia candolleana
  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
  see A-Z list for more ...