|These trees and shrubs are native to Australia, and have been garden favorites there since the 19th century. Popular in the southern United States, their spikes of yellowish to reddish flowers turn into woody, cylindrical, conelike spikes of fruit. Will not tolerate frost, so plant against a wall or where they have shelter from evergreen or other woodland trees. Several are known for tolerating temperate coastal conditions.
This dense shrub has 3 to 5-inch-long leaves and 7-inch-long flower spikes.
Attributes - Banksia spinulosa
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Mid Winter
Flower Color: Red, Yellow
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 6 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Banksia burdetii, Banksia ericifolia, Banksia laevigata laevigata, Banksia lemanniana, Banksia marginata, Banksia serrata