HAIRPIN BANKSIA FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Hairpin Banksia is usually seen as a small to medium shrub to two metres tall, but some forms grow to small tree size. The leaves are long and narrow and serrated along the length of the leaf or just near the leaf tip. The leaves may be rolled downward so that the serrations are not apparent. It produces orange, golden red or yellow bottlebrush shaped flower spikes in autumn and winter. the cylindrical flower spikes vary from 6cm to about 15 cm tall and 6 to 7 cm wide. There are four different varieties which vary in flower colour and leaf size: B. spinulosa var. spinulosa, B. spinulosa var. collina, B. spinulosa var. cunninghamii, and B. spinulosa var. neoanglic.
usually found as an understorey plant in heathland, open woodland and forest.
Banksia spinulosa is found on the east coast of Australia from around Maryborough in Queensland down through eastern New South Wales to eastern Victoria. There a few isolated populations further north on the east coast of Queensland around Cairns.
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 600
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: autumn, winter
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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Relatives in same Genus
Banksia conferta ssp conferta
Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
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