Holly-leaf banksia is a primitive banksia with close links to dryandra. It grows to around 10 m and is found on the coastal plain. Unlike other banksias which have cylindrical flower spikes, flowers are arranged in a dome, and occur throughout the year. Initially white, they turn pink and then red after pollination.
“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.
“Common trees of the south-west forests” by Judy Wheeler. Published by the Western Australian Department of Conservation
and Land Management.