Description The Rose-fruited Banksia is a dense shrub growing to about two metres in height. The leaves are narrow growing to 15mm long and just under 1mm wide. The species name laricina is derived from larix (larch), as its leaves resemble the conifer needles of that plant. It produces fairly small round clusters of pale yellow flowers in autumn and winter. The flowers are followed by attractive seed cones with prominent wavy follicles that give it its common name of Rose-fruited Banksia. The follicles are green when young and turn greyish brown as they mature.
Height 1m - 2m
Spread 1m - 3m
Habitat grows on sandy soil in woodland or shrubland
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Rose-fruited Banksia is found in Moore River National Park north of Perth on the west coast of Western Australia,