Common Name: Swamp Banksia
Endemic to coastal eastern Australia, a spreading shrub growing to 2.5 m. Emergent leaves are red/bronze and hairy maturing to large, leathery green with serrated edges. Flowering times vary in different areas but predominantly autumn. Flowers are large, up to 15 cm long spikes, green turning to yellow and fading to orange/brown. Attractive to many pollinators including butterflies, bees, insects and birds. Prefers a sunny position, sandy soil and extra water.