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.

Family:Proteaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

 

 


 

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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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