Botanical Name: Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii

Common Name: Hairpin Banksia

Type: Tall Shrub 2-4 m x 2-3 m


  • Dense erect or spreading shrub
  • Narrow leaves, dark green above and velvety pale brown below
  • Tall golden yellow brushes with conspicuous black hooked styles
  • Bird attracting
  • Grows under established trees
  • Pruning maintains density
  • Makes an attractive screen


  • Full sun to semi-shade
  • Moist soil, will tolerate dryness once established

Aboriginal Use:

  • Nectar used for drinks
  • Stamens used for paint brushes
Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii-Hairpin-Banksia
Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii-Hairpin Banksia