Banksia littoralis – Swamp Banksia

The scientific name ‘littoralis’ means ‘belonging to the sea shore’, referring to the coastal woodland habitat of this large, majestic banksia. Growing to a large shrub or small tree, the Swamp Banksia is best suited to parks and farms, and is particularly good for coastal areas.
The wood is said to have an exquisite grain and can be used in cabinet making. Aside from its ornamental features, it can also be used as a windbreak, and to control soil erosion. It is a fast growing species. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub
Width : 10
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bog gardens, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Banksia littoralis
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 15
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds