Scientific name - Banksia ericifolia
Popular names - Lantern Banksia, Heath banksias, wadanggari.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Australia, Blue Mountains.
Description - shrub or small tree, 6 feet tall. Gray-brown bark, branches smooth with lenticels. Leaves alternate, linear, 10 x 1 mm, truncated tip, margins revolute, entire, more or less sessile. Inflorescence 10-20 cm long. Perianth 16-28 mm long, yellow-brown. Blooms from July to October. Fruit follicles, 15-20 mm long.
Growth Rate - slowly.
Tolerances - tolerate frosts of short duration, humidity and drought.
Requirements - prefer acid soils, well drained, sunny in the exhibition.
Propagation - by seed, after pretreatment with hot water, treated with fungicides. Germinateza in 3-12 weeks from sowing.
Curiosity - Banksia ericifolia Proteaceae family native to Australia belongs.
The species was collected by Joseph Banks in 1770, was called by his son Carl Linnaeus in 1782.
In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
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