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Banksia paludosa 'Little Pal'

Banksia 'Little Pal'

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Applicant: Rod & Robyn Parsons

Family: Proteaceae

Origin: Originating from Green Cape, Eden area, NSW. This variation was chosen from various forms in the area. The name 'Little Pal' was chosen to represent this small form of Banksia paludosa as an abbreviation of its species name.

Distinctive Characters and Diagnosis: Banksia paludosa is a low spreading shrub 0.5-1.5m in diameter with small flowers 5-10cm long x 3-4cms in diameter. Banksia 'Little Pal' is a dwarf or low-growing selection with larger flowers.

Habit/Description: Moderately dense, small shrub

Plant Size: 0.5m (h) x 1.2m (w)

Flower Colour: Buff yellow

Flower Size: 150mm long x 60mm diameter

Flowering time: Feb-June

Leaves (Foliage colour): Deep green

Colour Coding RHS Colour Chart 1995:

Flowers:
Style Yellow group: 4B
Stamen Grey Orange group: 16A to 16C.

Leaf:
Yellow Green group: 147A

Frost hardiness: High

Drought hardiness: Medium

Years in cultivation: Introduced to the wholesale nursery industry in February 2004.

Has the cultivar been tested? This selection has remained consistent in form since collecting around 1995 and through successive propagation seasons, at various localities especially at my original property at Hoddles Creek Victoria.

Accepted for Registration: 5 November 2010