HEATH BANKSIA FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Heath-leaved Banksia, Lantern Banksia
The Heath Banksia is a large woody shrub that grows to 6m tall, but is usually only around 3m in height. It produces cylindrical spikes of orange or reddish flowers in autumn. The flower styles are orange or sometimes a maroon colour The flower spikes are about 10cm to 20cm long and 5cm in diameter. The fine leaves are small and narrow growing to about 10mm long and 1mm wide, and usually have two very small teeth at the leaf tip. The bark is grey.
found on sandstone soils in heathland, mountain slopes, and sometimes swampy areas. Often seen with plants such as Coast Tea-tree (Leptospermum laevigatum)
found in coastal areas of central and northern New South Wales east of the Great Dividing Range, to near the Queensland border.
Height (m): 2 - 7
Spread (m): 2 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600
Flower Colour: orange / red
Flower Season: autumn, winter
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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Relatives in same Genus
Banksia conferta ssp conferta
Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
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