Description The Fox Banksia is a variety of Banksia sphaerocarpa that grows to a height of around two metres but can reach as much as four metres. Leaves are long and narrow and blue grey in colour with a pointed tip and grow up to 10 cm in length and about 1.5mm wide. It produces ball shaped clusters of yellow flowers in summer, autumn and winter. This variety grows larger than other varieties apart from var. dolichostyla . The fruit is a globular woody cone with up to sixty follicles. All varieties have a lignotuber which can sprout new growth after damage by bush fire.
Height 2m - 4m
Habitat grows in heathland and shrubland on sandy loan or gravel soil
Wildlife Interest birds
Distribution B. sphaerocarpa var. caesia is found in the south western corner of Western Australia in an inland area over 100 km from the coast located east of Perth and north of Albany,