Hill Banksia

Shrub 1.5m to 3 Metres Tall

Low spreading shrub with spectacular yellow-red cylindrical flower spikes to 28cm tall flowers autumn to winter.

Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Natural Habitat: Wallum, Eucalypt Forest

Special Features:
• Broader leaves than Banksia spinulosa
• Tolerates high winds
• Can be pruned heavily
• Attracts birds
• Fantastic garden shrub

Garden Styles:

  • Minimalist Architectural
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Native Coastal

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’.