Banksia media – Golden Stalk Banksia

A medium to large shrub with heavily scented flowers, ranging in colour from light yellow to orange brown. The flowers look quite remarkable when in bud, and are attractive to nectar eating birds and other insects.
Banksia media is particularly good for coastal areas, as it can tolerate salt spray and strong winds. It is also ideal for controlling erosion.
Best grown in medium to well drained soil and can tolerate alkaline soil, as well as frost and drought. 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 shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Scientific Name: Banksia media
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 6
Flower Color : Yellow, Orange, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects