Uses: Highly ornamental small Banksia.
Plants are fire sensitive and rely on fire for regeneration.
Brilliant cylindrical flower spikes appearing in spring.
Excellent tree for cut flowers.
Requires deep infrequent watering to establish deep roots in the first 2 years.
Good as a screening or hedge plant.
Excellent for bird attracting.
Banksias can be a little difficult to prune. They do respond well to light pruning but too much can result in heavy leaf growth at the expense of flowers. Pruning too hard into old wood can result in permanent damage to the tree. These trees and shrubs are listed in Regulation 24.3 under the Sewerage Act and are Provisionally Classified under Schedule 2. They require written SA Water approval prior to planting in streets or roads in any drainage area. They should not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection. In home gardens, too, they should not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer pipe.