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
• Bird Attracting
• Flowers produce nectar which is bush tucker
• Fantastic small coastal garden shrub
• Benefits from pruning after flowering
• Great edging shrub
- Minimalist Architectural
- Gardening for Biodiversity
- Birds and Butterflies
- Mediterranean style
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’.