Red Honeysuckle

Tree to 5 Metres, 4 Metres wide

Description:

Small, spreading tree with massive trunk
in proportion to height. Greyish- green
leaves & yellow/greenish cream flower
spikes to 20cm in late Winter. Attracts
birds. Salt spray resistant, frost tolerant.

Natural Habitat: Coastal Hind-Dunes, Wallum

Aspect: Full Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Special Features:
• Bird Attracting
• Bee Attracting
• Screen Tree
• Cockatoo food tree

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’.

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