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Banksia spinulosa

hairpin banksia

A hardy rounded shrub growing to 1.5m in height and width. Flower grow to 20cm in length and are yellow with bronze-orange hooked styles.
originNSW, Qld.
cultural notesA very hardy shrub that prefers well drained soils in full sun or part shade.
maintenanceCan be pruned to maintain shape.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and salt spray.
flowering seasonAutumn and Winter.
flower colourFlower spikes to 18cm long. Orange-yellow with hooked styles that are deep maroon in colour.
foliage colourNarrow linear leaves, dark green on top with pale wooly undersides. Toothed apex and margins.
widthup to 1.5m
heightup to 1.5m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesAttractive compact feature plant, particularly useful in coastal gardens. Bird attracting.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Noodle snacks

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