Wallum Banksia

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

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Special Features:

Garden Styles:

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

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’.