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
Natural Habitat: Wallum, Eucalypt Forest
• Broader leaves than Banksia spinulosa
• Tolerates high winds
• Can be pruned heavily
• Attracts birds
• Fantastic garden shrub
- Minimalist Architectural
- Gardening for Biodiversity
- Birds and Butterflies
- Native Coastal
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’.