Banksia paludosa – Swamp Banksia

A wonderful ornamental, the Marsh Banksia has handsome deep green foliage, elegant yellow gold flowers and interesting seed pods.
Native to NSW, it is a slow growing but hardy plant, tolerant of heavy frosts. Makes an excellent container plant. The flowers are visited by a range of mammals and birds in the wild, including the Sugar Glider.
Well drained, acidic soil is best for this one.

 

Scientific Name:Banksia paludosa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Marsh Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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