Banksia telmatiaea – Swamp Fox Banksia

Not commonly seen in cultivation, this is an attractive medium shrub, with slender linear leaves and small yellow flowers. Flowers produce a lot of nectar and are visited by a variety of birds, insects and mammals. Grows naturally in swampy sandy soils in WA, so should grow happily in a well drained but moist soil with part to full sun.
Makes a good container plant. Will need to be kept moist in summer months.

Scientific Name:Banksia telmatiaea
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Swamp Fox Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Brown
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower 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, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bog gardens, 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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