A common banksia on the coastal plain, growing up to 8m tall. Firewood banksia has a twisted and knotted appearance, colourful flower spikes, and cones with prominent “beaks”. Flowers are produced over autumn and winter. The lowest flowers on the spike open first, forming a halo.
Ref: “Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth, by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.