Pictured above is a mature seed-head of Banksia integrifolia. This small tree often called the Coastal Banksia grows in a wide range of soils, as long as the drainage is decent. All along the East Coast of Australia, this tree makes a wonderful statement.
Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).
Waratah (Telopea) Cultivar/variety: Golden Globe, Shady Lady Yellow A dense medium to large shrub with grey-green foliage with large flat flower heads. Fantastic new waratah that is a cross between Telopea Speciosissima x truncatta and T.