Banksia ericifolia is a shrub that can grow up to 6 m, without lignotuber. The height and shape is
governed by its environment. The banksia found along the windy coastal areas, such as the cliffs at Cape Solander
are shorter in height to those found in ideal conditions with may be almost like
a small tree.
Leaves: are 10-20 mm long, fine, crowded and alternate on
the stem. The leaves end in short, sharp point, mucronate leaf. Margins revolute,
with a tooth each side of the apex, sparsely hirsute above becoming glabrous, tomentose below.
golden-brown to pale yellow, often mauve at the base of perianth, the styles
golden, orange or orang-red.