Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Banksia 'Lemon Glow' is a yellow flowered form of Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii first selected from a wild population on French Island, Victoria, by Mr A Salkin. The cultivar was first received by the Authority on 5 October 1982. Registration applied for by Mr A Salkin, 38 Pinewood Drive, Mt Waverley 3149.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows from 2-3m tall by 2m wide. It is a dense shrub. The inflorescences are a lemon yellow in colour.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is a colour variant of the species. The styles are yellow rather than the more usual black styles. Flowering is from April to May. In all other respects the cultivar is typical of the species.
CULTIVATION NOTES: B. spinulosa var. cunninghamii does vary in flower colour over it's natural range. The specimen of the cultivar was sent to Dr Alex George of the Bureau of Flora and Fauna who stated........"It appears to be a unique colour variant in having yellow styles although I have a record of golden orange styles on a collection from Mt Warning, NSW and deep cream styles on one from the Gibraltar Range, NSW." The applicant indicates that the cultivar returns true from seed but this method is not recommended. Vegetative propagation should be used to preserve the cultivar form. The cultivar is moderately drought and frost hardy.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Code 1966
style: yellow green group 154 between A and B
stigma:yellow green group 152C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC297/277; ACRA43/462; CBG8401096/ 9003454/8303045.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 9 April 1986