Description Menzies' Banksia is a tree to ten metres tall or a spreading shrub to three metres tall. The leaves are elongated oval in shape with serrated margins and grow to about 25 cm long and 4 cm wide. New growth has a fur of brown hairs. It produces acorn-shaped clusters of red flowers in autumn and winter. The flowers are very attractive and are used as cut flowers in the horticulture industry. The plant is fire-tolerant and can regrow from a lignotuber. The fruit is a woody cone with seeds contained in follicles. The plant is an important food source for various species of parrots.
Habitat grows on sandy soil on sand plains and woodland
Distribution found on west coast of Western Australia from around Perth to around Kalbarri.