Australian Native Plants

  Banksia praemorsa (Cut-leaf Banksia)

Banksia praemorsa photo
Banksia plants, currently flowering in the Banksia garden in Kings Park

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Banksia praemorsa, National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda, Victoria, Australia

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Banksia praemorsa

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Banksia praemorsa in Australia

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

Common Name
Cut-leaf Banksia

Cut-leaf Banksia is a dense medium sized shrub growing to four metres in height. The leaves are wedge-shaped with truncated tips and grow to about 5cm in length. It produces cylindrical spikes of reddish brown or yellow flowers in winter and spring. The flower spikes are very long growing up to 35 cm in length. The flowers are followed by woody cones containing the seeds in follicles. The plant regenerates from seed after bush fire and does not have a lignotuber.

grows on sandy soil on shrubland and woodland

Banksia praemorsa is found on south coast of Western Australia around Albany.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 3
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 400
Flower Colour: red, yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Common Name:Cut-leaf Banksia

Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  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
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