Coast Banksia

Coast Banksia flower
The flower of the Coast Banksia, Banksia integrifolia
Source: Museum Victoria

Birrna (Gunaikurnai)

Botanical name: Banksia integrifolia
Family: Proteaceae

Uses

Banksia cones can be soaked in water to extract the nectar and make a sweet drink.

Distribution

Coast Banksia is found in primary dune scrub and coastal woodlands. It grows in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Cultivation

This tree grows 10–20 m tall and 5–10 m wide. It requires well-drained soil and summer watering to become established. The bark becomes gnarled and fissured with age. It is a useful plant for controlling dune erosion.

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Coast Banksia tree Flowers of Coast Banskia

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