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|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-