Banksia integrifolia is highly variable in form but is most often encountered as a tree up to 25 m in height. Its leaves have dark green upper surfaces and white undersides, a contrast that can be striking on windy days.
It prefers well-drained soils, a full-sun to light shade position and is hardy and in a range of climates.
Genus: After Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820, botanist who travelled with Captain Cook.
Species: From Latin, integer, entire, undivided, simple. Referring to the undivided leaves.