Description The Mountain Banksia is a shrub with smooth grey or brown bark that grows to three metres tall. The pale green leaves are narrow wedge-shape growing up to 11 cm in length and 25 mm wide. The leaves are whole or may be serrated. It produces cylindrical spikes of greyish pink or pale mauve flowers to 9cm in length in autumn, winter and spring. The fruit is a woody cone with seed follicles. The plant has no lignotuber and regenerates from seed after bush fire.
Height 2m - 3m
Spread 1.5m - 2.5m
Habitat Grows on rocky and shale soils on slopes of mountain ranges.
Propagation seed, cuttings,
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Mountain Banksia is found in southwest Western Australia on the Stirling Range north of Albany and the Barren Range north east of Albany.