Description The Bull Banksia is a tree growing to ten metres tall or may grow as a smaller spreading shrub. The trunk is grey and often gnarled and crooked. The leaves are up to 45cm long and about 11cm wide, and made up of large triangular lobes that reach the leaf rib. the leaves are shiny above and hairy underneath. New growth is pale green. It produces cylindrical spikes of bright yellow flowers in spring and summer. The flower spikes grow to 35cm to 40cm tall and about 8cm in diameter. The flowers are followed by woody seed cones. the plant can regenerate from a lignotuber after fire.
Height 5m - 10m
Spread 3m - 5m
Habitat grows on sandy soils in Jarrah and Marri forests, less commonly found on coastal sandplains
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Bull Banksia is found in south west corner of Western Australia