Description The Nodding Banksia is a spreading shrub growing to about a metre tall. The leaves are blue green and very narrow growing to about 1 mm to 1.5mm wide. The flowers grow in pink red or reddish brown clusters in spring and summer. The flower clusters hang downwards and are about 5cm to 7cm long. The old flowers remain on the fruit as it matures. The plant is killed by bush fire and regenerates from seed.
Height 0.5m - 1.5m
Spread 1m - 3m
Habitat grows on sandy soil on sand dunes and woodland
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Nodding Banksia is found along the south coast of Western Australia from around Albany to Esperance to Cape Pasley on the Great Australian Bight.