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Banksia Dead or Alive

Hello, I tried replanting (repositioning) a small coastal banksia (about 150cm tall), and it is not looking at all well. Almost all the leaves are brown (is that a song?) and there is no sign of new growth. But if I scratch the bark it is still green underneath. Is there any hope for it?

Australian Natives • Plants

Thank you for contacting Yates. 

The lime green colour indicates the plant is still alive, you may try to add some liquid fertiliser to help to revive the plant. Try 'Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate' as a gentle fertiliser and soil improver. It's certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info on this product:, in a dead tree it is dry and brown. 

Hope this helps and happy gardening.



Answered: 17 Aug, 2020

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