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Saw Banksia

Banksia serrata

Also known as

Old Man Banksia, Saw-Tooth Banksia, Red Honeysuckle, Wiriyagan

Proteaceae - Banksia serrata by Hectonichus (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

8m

3m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A Banksia serrata plant with green leaves
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A photo of Saw Banksia
A close up of a Banksia serrata plant

Saw Banksia Overview

Banksia serrata is an evergreen shrub or tree from the Proteaceae family. Commonly known by the names Saw Banksia, Old Man Banksia, Saw-Tooth Banksia, Red Honeysuckle and Wiriyagan. This species has a short trunk with wrinkled bark, with leathery toothed leaves. It produces large greenish-cream spikes, which will appear in the summer.

Common problems with Saw Banksia

How to propagate Saw Banksia

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Other uses of Saw Banksia

Grown for the flowers, foliage and overall appearance.

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