Shrub to 4 m tall with smooth bark. Leaves cylindrical, 3-7 cm long, about 0.5 mm wide. Flower clusters of up to 200 flowers. Flowers hairy; summer to early autumn. Ovary hairless.
A widely used specimen and landscape plant.
Source: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.