12 metres at maturity
7 metres at maturity
Moderate to fast.
Has an upright, irregular single trunk which is often twisted and gnarled. Also features crooked spreading branches.
Adult leaves are usually smooth-edged and dark green with a white underside
From January through to July, prominent pale lemon-yellow cylinder shaped posies appear.
Preferred growing conditions:
A hardy and versatile tree, tolerant of sand, clay, acid and even alkaline soils and aspects, but prefers a well-drained soil. Copes with frosts as well as exposed coastal sites. To encourage a more uniform growth pattern, pruning in the early developmental stage is recommended. Tree will grow with a lean towards the light if planted in more shady sites.
Due to its ability to cope with exposure to salt and winds, Banksia integrifolia is ideal for planting in coastal regions. Also suitable as a specimen tree in larger landscapes due to its hardiness or as an ornamental because of its intriguing and enduring floral display and leaves.
* All dimensions are indicative