Banksia paludosa – Swamp Banksia

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.


Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia paludosa
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Yellow, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals