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Banksia spinulosa - hairpin banksia

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Large shrub or small tree with rich golden orange flowers, loved by native wildlife as they are excellent shelter plants. Prefers sandy or clay soils, happy in tropical or temperate climates.

We love hairpin banksia for its richly coloured flowers, tolerance of a wide range of growing conditions and soil types

Banksia spinulosa - hairpin banksia

DESCRIPTION: Australian native tree with cylindrical golden-toffee flowers in autumn-winter, and bushy branches of slender leaves, variable in appearance. The parent plant of many popular cultivars.
ORIGIN :Native to locations along the east coast from FNQ to southern NSW
USE FOR : Coastal gardens, wildlife gardens - birds adore these plants and are kept busy for ages. Informal hedges and screens.
PLANTING: Plant in a well drained in a sunny position for best flowering season. Is able to tolerate frost and salt spray. Grows in sand, loam, and clay in the wild. Regrows after fire.
CARE: Prune as required after flowering to maintain dense growth. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia are phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%. Leaves may yellow in alkaline soils, but plants are happy grown in pots if this is the case.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2m H x 2m W. Plants are frequently smaller in cool climates and exposed sites.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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