Shrub 1.5m, 1m Wide
Upright spreading habit. Serrated leathery leaves to 30cm long. Blue-green to lime coloured flower spikes 20cm tall in Dec/May. Interesting seed cones that remain on shrub. Iconic architectural plant. Prefers wetter areas.
Natural Habitat: Wallum
Aspect: Full Sun
• Bird Attracting
• Flowers produce nectar which is bush tucker
• Fantastic small coastal garden shrub
• Frost hardy
- Native Coastal
- Gardening for Biodiversity
- Austral Desert
- Birds and Butterflies
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’.