Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghammii|Hairpin Banksia

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Upright to rounded dense shrub. This subspecies does not have a lignotuber.
Size (W x H)
2-4m x 2-5m
Narrow dark green leaves, downy pale brown below, pointed, with a few teeth towards the end, 2-7cm x 2-5mm.
Dense bottlebrush flowerhead with black hooked styles, to 20cm long. Seeds retained in the cone until branch dies or breaks.
Flower colour
Orange-yellow and black
Flower time
April - July
Growing conditions
Moist well drained clay soils in open forests. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Excellent screening shrub, suitable for underplanting eucalypts. Pruning will encourage bushiness.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory