A tall shrub to a small tree with yellow flowers. Plants may grow to 82ft, but are often smaller. The leaves are shiny dark green above and silvery underneath and broadly elongate, the margin are usually smooth, but sometimes irregularly serrated at the top. New growth is covered in short silvery hairs. The pale yellow flowers open from late summer to winter. This hardy Banksia grows very well in coastal areas and can tolerate salt spray. Plants are frost tolerant.