Banksia marginata ‘Coastal Spread’

A dense low growing  and easy care banksia with a naturally mounding and compact shape. It has bright yellow flower cones attractively held on the outside of the bush. This plant is a real magnet for birds and Pygmy possums and a fantastic garden feature plant. Flowers from late summer to early winter.
Grows from 1-2m high and 2-3m wide. it is a hardy bush suited to sunny and partly shaded sites, growing in well drained to dry sites including coastal and inland. It is frost hardy and tolerant of a variety of soils.

Banksias are phosphorous sensitive, so if feeding is needed, only use a fertiliser specifically formulated for Australian native plants.

Scientific Name:Banksia marginata
Cultivar:Coastal Spread
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub, Ground cover
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Features:Phosphorus sensitive
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals

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Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




The Native Shop – mail order


Plants In A Box




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.