Description The Bird's Nest Banksia (Banksia baxteri) is a dense shrub growing to around 3 metres tall. The plant produces attractive dome shaped flower heads of yellow green flowers in late winter, spring and summer and intermittently at other times of the year. The shrub has no lignotuber. The decorative leaves grow to 10cm long and have deep triangular serrations, and makes an attractive cut flower for floral arrangements.
Height 3m - 4m
Spread 3m - 5m
Habitat grows on sand plains and consolidated sand dunes
Propagation from seed which germinates in about 20 to 40 days without treatment
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Bird's Nest Banksia is found on the south coast of Western Australia between Albany and Esperance.