Banksia integrifolia, commonly known as Coast banksia, is a medium-sized tree that is native to Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. Coast banksia has large, serrated leaves and produces showy, cylindrical flower spikes in the autumn and winter, providing a bold and striking visual element to any landscape. It is often used as a shade tree or as an ornamental feature in gardens and public spaces. Coast banksia is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a resilient and low-maintenance plant.
Height: Up to 25 meters, but is typically smaller in cultivation.
Width: Up to 8 meters.
Aspect: Prefers full sun and is adapted to a range of soil types, including sandy, well-draining soils.
Flowers: Produces distinctive cylindrical flower spikes that are yellow in colour and appear in autumn and winter.
Uses: Banksia integrifolia is a popular tree for ornamental landscaping due to its attractive foliage and flowers. The tree is also an important species for coastal dune stabilization and soil conservation, as it is highly drought-tolerant and can help prevent soil erosion. Additionally, the tree is an important source of food and habitat for native wildlife, including birds and insects. The wood of the tree is sometimes used for furniture and decorative items, and the flower spikes can be used for floral arrangements. Finally, the tree has cultural significance to Indigenous Australians, who have used the flowers, leaves, and bark of the tree for a range of traditional purposes.
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