Specie: B. hookeriana
Hooker's Banksia, bottle-brush, bird's nest
Name in Latin: Proteaceae
Name in English: Protea
Origin: Western Australia
Growth Habit: Ornamental landscape shrub often producing over 100 flower-heads per season.
Flower: Woody stems bearing long, leathery, linear to linear-oblong, usually distinctively lobed or toothed leaves; cone-like (or head-like) cylindrical spikes of many densely packed. Irregular, elongate flowers
Blooming Period: Winter-spring-summer Height: 6-9'
Leaf: Leaves variously shaped, often linear-oblong
Exotic Arrangements , texture, focal points
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: long lasting, dries well
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: flower preservative/food
Before the flower spikes open they are a velvety white , as they grow they become acorn-shaped in a bright gold and white changing to completely gold/orange. Excellent for attracting honey eating birds