Banksia paludosa – Swamp Banksia

A wonderful ornamental, the Marsh Banksia has handsome deep green foliage, elegant yellow gold flowers and interesting seed pods.
Native to NSW, it is a slow growing but hardy plant, tolerant of heavy frosts. Makes an excellent container plant. The flowers are visited by a range of mammals and birds in the wild, including the Sugar Glider.
Well drained, acidic soil is best for this one.

 

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia paludosa
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Marsh Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.