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Banksia 'Roller Coaster' (Banksia 'Roller Coaster')

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Banksia 'Roller Coaster'

Other names

Banksia 'Roller Coaster', Coast banksia 'Roller Coaster', Banksia integrifolia 'Roller Coaster', Banksia 'Austraflora Roller Coaster'

Genus

Banksia Banksia

Variety or Cultivar

'Roller Coaster' _ 'Roller Coaster' is a prostrate, mat- or mound-forming, evergreen shrub with with whorled, elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves and cylindrical, pale yellow flowerheads from late summer into autumn.


Banksia 'Roller Coaster' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming, Prostrate

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Leaves will turn chlorotic if soil contains too much lime or phosphate.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 8. Will need restrictive pruning if grown under glass.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Banksia 'Roller Coaster' (Banksia 'Roller Coaster') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Rock, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in frost-free areas in free-draining, neutral to acid soil in sun. Suitable for use as a hedge or screen. Under glass, grow in equal mix loam, grit & peat with ventilation in full light. In growth, water moderately & feed at half-strength monthly; sparingly in winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Banksia 'Roller Coaster'

Other names

Banksia 'Roller Coaster', Coast banksia 'Roller Coaster', Banksia integrifolia 'Roller Coaster', Banksia 'Austraflora Roller Coaster'

Genus

Banksia Banksia

Variety or Cultivar

'Roller Coaster' _ 'Roller Coaster' is a prostrate, mat- or mound-forming, evergreen shrub with with whorled, elliptic to ovate, dark green leaves and cylindrical, pale yellow flowerheads from late summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Leaves will turn chlorotic if soil contains too much lime or phosphate.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 8. Will need restrictive pruning if grown under glass.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Banksia 'Roller Coaster' (Banksia 'Roller Coaster') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Rock, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in frost-free areas in free-draining, neutral to acid soil in sun. Suitable for use as a hedge or screen. Under glass, grow in equal mix loam, grit & peat with ventilation in full light. In growth, water moderately & feed at half-strength monthly; sparingly in winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Banksia 'Roller Coaster' (Banksia 'Roller Coaster')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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