Wallum is the Aboriginal name for this species and it is now applied to the habitat in which this species occurs.
This is an excellent species to plant in your garden if you want to add some ‘Australian’ flavour. Choose a site with enough room, good drainage and full sun, and remember to give it some additional water during dry periods. The flowers are much appreciated by honey eating and insectivorous birds.
This species is very similar to Banksia serrata, the saw banksia, but can be easily differentiated because of the wallum banksia's enormous woody follicles - as can be seen in the photograph.