Uses: Highly ornamental shrub for background planting in mixed native landscapes. For parks and reserves as an informal hedge or wind-break..
Requires well-drained soils.
Attracts native birds and insects for food source and habitat.
Cultural use: Indigenous peoples soaked the flower spikes to make a sweet drink and dry cones to make implements.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.