Banksia telmatiaea – Swamp Fox Banksia

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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
Makes a good container plant. Will need to be kept moist in summer months.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
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, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bog gardens, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia telmatiaea
Common Name : Swamp Fox Banksia
Height : 2
Flower Color : Yellow, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals