An attractive large shrub to small tree, growing from 1 to 3 metres tall and wide. It has a long flowering period, from autumn through to spring, making it a good food source for nectar loving wildlife. Good on a range of soils from light sandy to clay loam.
Naturally grows from coastal Victoria to Cairns along the coast and to the ranges, which means it is adaptable to a range of conditions. Cold tolerant forms can be grown in areas such as Canberra. Rarely troubled by pests or disease. A light tip pruning when young will help form a more dense plant, once established it can be pruned after flowering as well. Like all banksias, it is phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.