Description The Swamp Banksia is a straggly, sparse shrub that grows to about two metres in height. The oval leaves are large and leathery growing up to 30 cm long and 10 cm wide, with finely serrated margin. New growth is covered in fine reddish brown hairs giving it a furry appearance. Flowers are yellow green cylindrical bottlebrush shaped spikes growing to 15 cm tall. Flowers are produced in spring, summer and autumn.
Height 1m - 3m
Spread 0.5m - 2m
Habitat grows on sandy soils in swamps and seasonally boggy land
Wildlife Interest attracts honeyeaters
Distribution Swamp Banksia is found in suitable habitat along the east coast of Australia from north east Queensland to the Illawarra region of New South Wales.