Common Name: SWAMP BANKSIA
Size: NT Premium
Description: In most parts of its range it is rarely taller than 1-2 m but in cultivation it readily reaches 2 m or more with a spread of at least 2 m.
Despite its natural occurrence in wet places it is a most adaptable plant in the garden and will thrive in a great variety of soils and situations. It is ideal for the damp corner but providing adequate watering is available it will tolerate a much drier site. Full sun is required for good flowering. Robur is a dramatic shrub. Its very large, stiff serrated leaves may reach 40 cm long by 12 cm wide. They are a mid-green above with a pale, flannel-like under-surface which contrasts with the feather-like yellow-brown veining of the older leaves. The yellow mid-vein is also obvious on the upper surface. In the young growth a rusty-brown tomentum (a fur-like covering) clothes these veins and new stems.
Pot size: 50mm Native Tube
Position: Full sun