Banksia sessilis

Parrot Bush      Synonym: Dryandra sessilis

Banksia sessilis (var. sessilis) used to be named Dryandra sessilis var sessilis. Growing locally we also have the species Banksia sessilis var. cordata (P4) which grows from Cape Naturaliste around the coast to Albany.

Family: PROTEACEAE

Genus: Banksia

Species: sessilis

Origin: Busselton and Surrounds

Soil Preferences: Granite, Gravel, Laterite, Sand

Tolerances: Dieback Disease, Drought Tolerant, Heavy Soils, Moderately Lime Tolerant

Plant Uses: Bee Friendly, Honey or pollen, Bird Attracting, Bird Attracting - Black Cockatoos, Bird Attracting - Honeyeaters, Bird Attracting - Insect Eaters, Container Plant, Cut Flowers, Dieback Resistant, Feature Tree, Floral Art, Insect attracting, Interesting Buds or Fruit, Interesting and Attractive Foliage, Possum Friendly, Prickly, Screening, Windbreak

Growth Forms: Large Shrubs/Small Trees

Size Range: 5-8m

Lifespan: Perennial

Flowering Times: Autumn, Spring, Winter

Flowering Months: 04 Apr, 05 May, 06 Jun, 07 Jul, 08 Aug, 09 Sep, 10 Oct, 11 Nov

Flowering Colours: Cream, Yellow

FloraBase: https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/32080

Wholesale Availability:   Unavailable for wholesale ordering at this time. May be available for purchase at the Nursery.