Australian Native Plants

  Banksia baxteri (Bird's Nest Banksia)

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Banksia baxteri growing in the Grevillea garden at Bulli, NSW

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Banksia baxteri photo
Foliage of Banksia baxteri, in cultivation, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

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Banksia baxteri, banksia garden Kings park WA

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Banksia baxteri in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Bird's Nest Banksia

The Bird's Nest Banksia (Banksia baxteri) is a dense shrub growing to around 3 metres tall. The plant produces attractive dome shaped flower heads of yellow green flowers in late winter, spring and summer and intermittently at other times of the year. The shrub has no lignotuber. The decorative leaves grow to 10cm long and have deep triangular serrations, and makes an attractive cut flower for floral arrangements.

grows on sand plains and consolidated sand dunes

Bird's Nest Banksia is found on the south coast of Western Australia between Albany and Esperance.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 3 - 4
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 550
Flower Colour: yellow / green
Flower Season: summer, autumn, winter

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

from seed which germinates in about 20 to 40 days without treatment

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Common Name:Bird's Nest Banksia

Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  Banksia attenuata
  Banksia audax
  Banksia baueri
  Banksia benthamiana
  Banksia blechnifolia
  Banksia brownii
  Banksia burdettii
  Banksia caleyi
  Banksia candolleana
  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
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