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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|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 Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals|
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