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.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia paludosa|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|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-