Banksia spinulosa – Hairpin Banksia

An attractive large shrub to small tree, growing from 1 to 3 metres tall and wide. It has a long flowering period, from autumn through to spring, making it a good food source for nectar loving wildlife. Good on a range of soils from light sandy to clay loam.

Naturally grows from coastal Victoria to Cairns along the coast and to the ranges, which means it is adaptable to a range of conditions. Cold tolerant forms can be grown in areas such as Canberra. Rarely troubled by pests or disease. A light tip pruning when young will help form a more dense plant, once established it can be pruned after flowering as well. Like all banksias, it is phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control
Scientific Name: Banksia spinulosa
Common Name : Hairpin Banksia
Height : 3
Flower Color : Yellow, Orange, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects