This plant has a mild fragrance
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Banksia Rose Overview
White and yellow forms are available. A heavy, quick growing shrub that needs strong support and enjoys growing into large trees. Becomes covered in masses of tiny, rose-like flowers in mid-spring. Enjoy the spectacular display while it lasts!
Common problems with Banksia Rose
Aphids, rose leafhopper, red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits can cause damage. May be affected by black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews, and a downy mildew.
How to harvest Banksia Rose
Cut flowering branches throughout spring.
How to propagate Banksia Rose
Root greenwood cuttings, using the tip of a shoot dipped in rooting hormone, in spring or autumn.
By budding in summer.
Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.
Special features of Banksia Rose
With rambling growth cover hedges and walls very quickly.
Other uses of Banksia Rose
Grown for their profusion of late, bee attracting, summer flowers, often fragrant, and sometimes for their fruits (rose hips). Hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale
Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)