Description The Tennis Ball Banksia is a bushy shrub growing to three metres tall. It has grey bark. The leaves have serrated edges. It produces greenish yellow ball-shaped clusters of flowers in autumn and early summer (October to December). There are two subspecies of B. laevigata - the other is the Tennis Ball Banksia (ssp. fuscolutea) which has much brighter golden yellow flowers.
Habitat The Tennis Ball Banksia grows in shrubland on stony soils
Distribution found along the Fitzgerald River and in the Ravensthorpe Ranges in southern Western Australia