Banksia ericifolia L.f.

Heath-leaved Banksia

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Banksia

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall and 8' wide


Dark green, rolled, needle-like leaves to 1/2" long, lighter green below. Flowerheads resemble bottlebrushes, red to orange flowers.

Banksia with linear leaves, rolled back at the edge, appearing cut off at the ends, which are notched and smooth on the upper side.

It grows to the height of five, or six feet, very bushy from the bottom, and the leaves which are harsh and numerous, are not subject to decay. (Bot. Repos.)

See Australian Plant Image Index for photographs.


Published in Suppl. Pl. 127 in 1782.

Native to Australia.

Also published in Cult. Prot. 114 in 1809. One of the first species introduced here from Port Jackson... and in Bot. Repos. 3: 156 in 1801: The seeds of this species of Banksia were amongst the first which arrived from New Holland... (Bot. Repos.)


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