Tree to 6 Metres, 4 Metres wide
Small, spreading tree with massive trunk in proportion to height.
Iconic tree of the Sunshine Coast. Greyish- green leaves & Yellow-Greenish Cream flower spikes to 15cm in Autumn.
Attracts birds. Salt spray resistant, frost tolerant.
The term “Wallum” refers to this particular species.
Natural Habitat: Coastal Hind-Dunes, Wallum
Aspect: Full Sun
- Minimalist Architectural
- Gardening for Biodiversity
- Native Coastal
- Kids Garden
- 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’.