Australian Native Plants

  Banksia burdettii (Burdett's Banksia)

Banksia burdettii photo
Banksia burdettii (cultivated, labelled) Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

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 burdettii in Australia

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

Common Name
Burdett's Banksia

Burdett's Banksia is a large shrub or small tree that normally grows to around four metres in height. The grey green leaves are long and narrow with even triangular serrated margins. The plant produces large orange or apricot flower spikes of flowers between January and May. The flowers are followed by woody fruit cones.

grows in sandy soil in sand plain country

found north of Perth in south west of Western Australia

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 3 - 5
Spread (m): 3 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 550
Flower Colour: orange
Flower Season: spring, summer, autumn

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Common Name:Burdett's Banksia

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  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
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  Banksia baueri
  Banksia baxteri
  Banksia benthamiana
  Banksia blechnifolia
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  Banksia caleyi
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  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
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  Banksia cuneata
  Banksia dallanneyi
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