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common name: Coast Banksia, Honeysuckle Oak, White Honeysuckle
synonyms: Banksia spicata
growth rate: fast
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: dark grey
main season: All Year
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Tree or shrub of very variable habit, may be tall growing but often smaller and tending to be low growing or bushy in exposed locations. The trunk becomes twisted and gnarled with rough grey bark. Leathery dark green leaves with silvery white undersides. Cylindrical spikes of pale yellow flowers.
Well drained, sandy, lime-free soil in a sunny position.
Frost hardy, but may not survive cold wet winters of northern temperatate regions such as the UK.
From seed or by cuttings
Native to easern coastal areas of Australia
pronounced: BANK-see-uh in-teg-ree-FOH-lee-uh