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Southern-plains Banksia

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Kevin Sparrow
Banksia media

This shrub is a tough dense highly ornamental banksia with long bright yellow scented cylindrical flowers in winter to summer and broad dark green leaves with toothed edges that grows between two and four metres tall. It grows in full sun to part shade, in well drained soils, is quite tolerant of slaty wind and can be used as a windbreak, shade tree or specimen tree. 

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
2 - 3m
3+m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Winter
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
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