An iconic Australian flower easily recognised by its flower spike which then turns to a cone. This genus is slow growing and diverse in size from prostrate shrubs to tall trees. Flowers range from dark orange to bright white, and flower for long periods, over Autumn and WInter.

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Heath-leaved Banksia - Banksia ericifolia

Size Medium shrub 2-7m. Soil dry, well-drained soil. Location Full sun to part shade. Flowering Goldish flower in warmer months bird attracting


Coast Banksia - Banksia integrifolia

Large shrub or tree 5-20m depending on position. Large lemon flowers autumn to spring. Dry well drained soil.


Fern Leaf Banksia - Banksia oblongifolia

Small to medium sized shrub 0.5 - 2m high and up to 1.5m wide with large dark green leaves and reddish to black smooth bark. Hardy slow growing plant with yellow flowers in Autumn to Winter. Sunny to light shade position in well drained soil