Banksia littoralis – Swamp Banksia


The scientific name ‘littoralis’ means ‘belonging to the sea shore’, referring to the coastal woodland habitat of this large, majestic banksia. Growing to a large shrub or small tree, the Swamp Banksia is best suited to the larger garden, and is particularly good for coastal areas.
Unlike most banksias, the wood is said to have an exquisite grain and can be used in cabinet making. Aside from its ornamental features, it can also be used as a windbreak, and to control soil erosion. It is a fast growing species.

Scientific Name:Banksia littoralis
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Pungura, Swamp Oak
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub
Height:5 ~ 15 metres
Width:3 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bog gardens, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds



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