B.integ_pros.JPG (50176 bytes)Banksia integrifolia prostrate: is a member of the Proteaceae family. This species is usually a tall shrub or small tree that may reach a height of 15 metres. This prostrate form has a spread of two metres with a maximum height of less than one metre. The leaves are oblanceolate (broader at the apex than the base) and silvery on the underside. Leaves may be toothed. Flower spikes are ten centimetres long, yellow-green and appear sporadically throughout the year. Leaves and flowers are similar to the “normal” form of Banksia integrifolia.

The specimen illustrated was growing, on an embankment, at the Bicentennial Park, western Sydney. 

Propagate from must be from cuttings in order to preserve the prostrate growth habit.

 

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