Description The Teasel Banksia is a dense spreading shrub growing to about a metre in height. The leaves are short and narrow up to about 13 mm in length. It develops spikes of very showy orange flowers with long yellow styles in spring and winter and intermittently throughout the year. The flower spikes are about 2cm in diameter. After flowering it develops cones with spherical seed follicles. It is a food source for honeyeaters and possums.
Height 1m - 1.5m
Spread 1m - 2m
Habitat grows in sandy soil on coastal sand hills and sand plains
Propagation seed, cuttings,
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution Teasel Banksia is found on the south coast of Western Australia around the Esperance area from Fitzgerald River National Park east to Israelite Bay.