Silver Banksia

Scientific NameBanksia marginata
Size and formA variably sized tree to 1-12m high and up to 5m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitYellow bird- and insect-attracting flower inflorescence. Floral parts persist on the fruits. Flowers occur September to April. Fruits are a woody follicle clustered to form a hairy, cone-like structure. Stiff, green-grey, discolorous linear leaves with a notched and pointed tip.
Growing conditionsPrefers well-drained soils and a full-sun or part-shade position. Suitable as a shade, screen or windbreak tree in coastal areas. Flowers and fruits are favoured by many birds. Avoid adding rich fertilisers.