Description The Porcupine Banksia is a shrub with grey bark growing to about three metres, but often seen as a low shrub to one metre tall. New branches are covered with hairs which come off as the branch matures. The leaves are long and narrow growing to about 13 cm long and 12 mm in width. The leaf margins are serrated. It produces oval or rounded clusters of yellow flowers in summer and autumn (from January to March). The woody fruit has up to seventy follicles each containing two seeds.
Height 1m - 3m
Spread 2m - 4m
Habitat grows on sandy soil on coastal sand dunes and sand plains
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Found mainly on the Geraldton sand plains north of Geraldton in Western Australia. There is also a population further inland.