Native dwarf shrub with pale yellow flowers in autumn and winter. Also known as Dwarf Banksia, or Fern Leaved Banksia.
Grey green leaves with finely toothed edging. Creamy-Yellow bottle brush flowers to 15 cm x 7.5 cm in Autumn to Winter. Low spreading habit, evergreen perennial.
Seed in woody cones that remain on plant. Forms an excellent border plant or potted plant. Able to tolerate frost and salt spray - great for cold or coastal gardens - and will regrow after fire. Very adaptable. Bird Attracting - Honey eaters, Ground Parrots.
Aspect: Full Sun
Soil/Conditions: Moist / Well-Drained
Banksia, known by locals as honey suckle is a treat still used as a sweetener on bread. The bloom is then dried to become a hair comb. The dried cones or nobbies are then used as fuel for the campfire.
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available