Red Honeysuckle

Tree to 5 Metres, 4 Metres wide


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

Garden Styles:

  • Coastal Native
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • 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’.