Shrub or Small tree with rough grey
bark. Leaves in whorls around stem, coppery coloured when young
. Flowers creamy-yellow in cylindrical spikes. Flowers produce abundant nectar that attracts birds and small mammals to feed. Unlike many Banksias that retain their seeds, these Banksias open the follicles at maturity to release seeds. Flowers late summer to winter.
Flowering start in January and ends in July.
The main flower colour is yellow. Adult leaves 6-7cm long with entire margins, leaves silvery grey
Landscape and street tree planting, honey production, wood turning and cabinet making.
Other comments - found as distinct populations along east coast of Australia
and also on the NSW tablelands.
Banksias, Waratahs and Grevilleas by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg.
Created: 10 Feb 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 28 May 2014 - Member - John and Val
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