Not commonly seen in cultivation, this is an attractive medium shrub, with slender linear leaves and small yellow flowers. Flowers produce a lot of nectar and are visited by a variety of birds, insects and mammals. Grows naturally in swampy sandy soils in WA, so should grow happily in a well drained but moist soil with part to full sun.
Makes a good container plant. Will need to be kept moist in summer months.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia telmatiaea|
|Common Name:||Swamp Fox Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Bog gardens, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.