Coastal Banksia

Tree to 6m, taller away from Coast


Excellent for exposed coastal sites, and as a street tree/feature tree. Variable height, smaller on dunes and windy areas. Iconic tree of the Sunshine Coast.
Greyish- green leaves & yellow flower brushes to 15cm. Woody seed cones remain on tree and drop seeds.

Attracts birds including Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo.
Natural Habitat: Coastal Dunes, Headlands

Aspect: Full Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Well-Drained

Special Features:

Garden Styles:

  • Bird and Butterflies
  • Native Coastal
  • Gardening for Biodiversity

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’.