Banksia media – Golden Stalk Banksia

A medium to large shrub with heavily scented flowers, ranging in colour from light yellow to orange brown. The flowers look quite remarkable when in bud, and are attractive to nectar eating birds and other insects.
Banksia media is particularly good for coastal areas, as it can tolerate salt spray and strong winds. It is also ideal for controlling erosion.
Best grown in medium to well drained soil and can tolerate alkaline soil, as well as frost and drought.

Scientific Name:Banksia media
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Southern Plains Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange, Brown
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants