Description Menzies' Banksia is a tree to ten metres tall or a spreading shrub to three metres tall. The leaves are elongated oval in shape with serrated margins and grow to about 25 cm long and 4 cm wide. New growth has a fur of brown hairs. It produces acorn-shaped clusters of red flowers in autumn and winter. The flowers are very attractive and are used as cut flowers in the horticulture industry. The plant is fire-tolerant and can regrow from a lignotuber. The fruit is a woody cone with seeds contained in follicles. The plant is an important food source for various species of parrots.
Height 2m - 10m
Spread 2m - 8m
Habitat grows on sandy soil on sand plains and woodland
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution found on west coast of Western Australia from around Perth to around Kalbarri.