Coast Banksia

Scientific NameBanksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia
Size and formErect tree 10-20m high and 5-10 m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitFlower inflorescence is a pale yellow terminal spike. Style is deciduous. Fruits are woody follicles united into a cone-like structure. Leaves are thick and discolourous; dark green upper surface and underside white with soft hairs. Leaves are often arranged in whorls around the stem and pointed. Juvenile leaves have toothed margins.
Growing conditionsPrefers well-drained soils and a full-sun position. Suitable as a shade, screen or windbreak tree in coastal areas. Flowers and fruits are favoured by many birds. Avoid adding rich fertilisers.