Description The Wallum Banksia is a lignotuberous shrub or small tree and can grow to 8m tall. It has long narrow serrated leaves that grow to 22cm long and 2cm wide. It flowers in autumn and produces large creamy yellow conical flower spikes that grow to 20cm tall and 9cm wide. The flower spikes turn into cone shaped fruits with large grey follicles. the plant is tolerant of fire and regrow's from the lignotuber. The trunk is reddish brown and wrinkled. It is similar in appearance to Banksia serrata which has a grey trunk.
Height 3m - 8m
Spread 1m - 4m
Habitat Wallum Banksia grows on sandy soil on the coastal heathlands of eastern Australia.
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution coastal areas from around Sydney New South Wales, to Bundaberg in Queensland,