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Most Australian Banksia species grow in the non-topical parts of the continent. This means they do not have the adaptations to grow in a hot humid environment. Fortunately, there are a small number of banksias that will grow in tropical conditions, and even some that are truly at home in Far North Queensland. Curiously there…
This attractive shrub or small tree grows to about about 5m tall and has a short trunk covered with fissured, corky bark. From mid summer to early winter Banksia plagiocarpa produces cylindrical flower spikes of an unusual colour for banksia, being mauve