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Coast Banksia
Family Proteaceae
Name Banksia integrifolia
Common Names Coast Banksia, White Banksia, White Bottlebrush, Honeysuckle, Honeysuckle Oak
Etymology
Banksia Named after Sir Joseph Banks, 19th century botanist who accompanied Captian Cook on his first voyage and president of the Royal Society.
integrifolia From Latin integer meaning whole, and Latin folium meaning leaves.

  See also:  Trees & shrubs

Coast Banksia is a medium sized tree that comes from the east coast of Australia, growing on sand dunes through to montane areas. Coming from the coast, it is salt and wind tolerant, making it the ideal tree for seaside planting. Its low maintenance habbit and tolerance of most soil connditions will suit larger urban gardens.



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