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Banksia Rose

Rosa banksiae

Also known as

Lady Banks' Rose, Banksiaroos (Afr.), Rose

Rosa banksiae var. lutea by Midori (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Cuttings

Root greenwood cuttings, using the tip of a shoot dipped in rooting hormone, in spring or autumn.

Budding

By budding in summer.

Grafting

Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Special features of Banksia Rose

Drought resistant

Hedge plant

With rambling growth cover hedges and walls very quickly.

Attracts bees

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.

OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale

Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)

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