Common Name: Heath-leafed Banksia
Native to eastern Australia, growing to 6 m high and wide in its natural habitat but more commonly 1 to 2 m in cultivation. Flowers in autumn – winter in cooler climates – long red/orange flower spikes are bird attracting, particularly to honey-eaters for the nectar produced. Relies on fire for regeneration. Prefers a sandy, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Used as a street tree, garden ornamental, coastal gardens and cut flowers.