plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native trees and shrubs

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Banksia spinulosa 'Maroon'

hairpin banksia

A hardy rounded shrub growing to 1.5m in height and width. This variety is distinct from the standard Banksia spinulosa due to its maroon coloured flower styles.
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 spacing100cm apart
recommended usesAttractive compact feature plant, particularly useful in coastal gardens. Bird attracting.

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