Banksia menziesii
Menzies' Banksia, Firewood Banksia

Uses: Tall erect Banksia with acorn shaded spikes of Pink and Orange flowers in autumn and winter.
This plant will regenerate from a lignotuber after fire. Banksias often require fire to release seeds for germination.
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 may result in permanent damage to the tree..The flower spikes make an excellent cut fewer and is an important source of food for parrots.
There is a smaller Banksia menziessii dwarf form available which grows to approx 2m which would be better suited to smaller spaces. This variety flowers a little later in spring.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-vase Vase
  • Height 2-10m
  • Spread 2-8m
  • Position
    • position-partshade Part Shade
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Proteaceae
  • Botanical Name Banksia menziesii
  • Common Name Menzies' Banksia, Firewood Banksia
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Erect, Dense
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand, Clay
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Soil salinity, Salt spray
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange
  • Flowering Time Autumn, Winter, Spring
  • Foliage Grey-green
  • Flower Type Cylindrical spike
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Rough
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)