Dwarf Banksia

Shrub 1 to 2 Metres, 1 Metre wide


Low Spreading Habit. Green serrated edge leaves, young foliage is Rusty Brown Yellow-Green cylindrical flowers to 10 cm long in Autumn / Winter.

Natural Habitat: Wallum

Aspect: Full Sun

Soil/Conditions: Well-Drained

Special Features:
• Bird Attracting
• Flowers produce nectar which is bush tucker
• Fantastic small coastal garden shrub
• Benefits from pruning after flowering
• Great edging shrub

Garden Styles:

  • Minimalist Architectural
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Mediterranean style

Extra information:

Australian National Botanic garden – Aboriginal Plant Use Trail

Banksia spp. (Banksias)

The flower-cones were soaked in water in bark or wooden containers to extract the nectar to make sweet drinks. Early settlers called banksias ‘honeysuckles’.