Description The Heath Banksia is a large woody shrub that grows to 6m tall, but is usually only around 3m in height. It produces cylindrical spikes of orange or reddish flowers in autumn. The flower styles are orange or sometimes a maroon colour The flower spikes are about 10cm to 20cm long and 5cm in diameter. The fine leaves are small and narrow growing to about 10mm long and 1mm wide, and usually have two very small teeth at the leaf tip. The bark is grey.
Height 2m - 6m
Spread 1m - 2.5m
Habitat found on sandstone soils in heathland, mountain slopes, and sometimes swampy areas. Often seen with plants such as Coast Tea-tree (Leptospermum laevigatum)
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution found in coastal areas of central and northern New South Wales east of the Great Dividing Range, to near the Queensland border.