Description The Mountain Banksia is a smooth-barked shrub that grows to about three metres in height. It has smallish stiff leaves that grow from 2cm to 5cm long and are narrow wedge-shaped widening towards the tip. Leaves may have smooth edges or may be serrated. The cylindrical flower spikes are yellow or pale yellow and grow to 10cm in length. the main flowering season is from late summer through to early winter. After flowering, the flowers fall leaving a bare spike which develops up to 150 woody follicles. the plant is not fire resistant and regenerates from seed.
Height 3m - 4m
Spread 2m - 3m
Habitat found in subalpine woodland and open forest
Wildlife Interest birds
Distribution mountainous areas of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria.