Banksia nivea

Couch Honeypot      Synonym: Dryandra nivea

Banksia nivea (syn. Dryandra nivea) has several subspecies.
Busselton and Surrounds has a subspecies Banksia nivea subsp. uliginosa that is on the verge of extinction and classified as a rare plant with the category Threatened.
This subspecies is not in cultivation, and our nursery is not permitted to propagate it.


Genus: Banksia

Species: nivea

Origin: Greater WA

Soil Preferences: Granite, Gravel, Laterite, Sand

Tolerances: Drought Tolerant, Heavy Soils, Shade

Plant Uses: Bird Attracting - Honeyeaters, Bird Attracting - Insect Eaters, Container Plant, Cut Flowers, Floral Art, Interesting Buds or Fruit, Interesting and Attractive Foliage, Interesting flowers, Possum Friendly, Rockery, Shrubbery

Growth Forms: Medium Shrubs, Small Shrubs & Plants

Size Range: 1-2m

Lifespan: Perennial

Flowering Times: Spring, Winter

Flowering Months: 07 Jul, 08 Aug, 09 Sep, 10 Oct, 11 Nov

Flowering Colours: Brown, Cream, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow


Wholesale Availability:   Unavailable for wholesale ordering at this time. May be available for purchase at the Nursery.


Image Credits

  • Banksia nivea JarrahTree - CC BY 2.5 AU