Description The Red Swamp Banksia is a shrub growing to around two metres or small tree growing to seven metres tall. It has smooth greyish brown bark. The leaves are long and narrow growing to about 12 cm in length and 3 mm wide. It produces cylindrical clusters of red flowers in summer and autumn. The flower spikes are up to 14 cm tall and about 7 cm wide. The flowers are followed by woody cones that remain on the plant.
Habitat grows in sandy or peaty soils in swamps , depressions and low lying areas
Distribution Red Swamp Banksia is found on southern coastal Western Australia from Margaret River through Albany and Esperance.
Growth Characteristics Height (m): 3 - 7 Spread (m): 2 - 3 Soil Texture: sand, clay, loam Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8 Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600 Flower Colour: red Flower Season: summer, autumn