The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia.

Brightly coloured native garden in Melbourne

features grevilleas and kangaroo paws with succulents and carefully placed rocks add to the Australian feel

Phormium 'Rainbow Queen' - New Zealand Flax - this ornamental grass can take the heat!

Phormium 'Maori Queen'

Phormium 'Rainbow Striped Hybrids' from Thompson & Morgan - experts in the garden since 1855

Pictured: Scarlett Japanese blood grass, black mondo grass and, beyond, glowing maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber').

fall-grasses-bloodmaidengrass Scarlett Japanese blood grass, black mondo grass and, beyond, glowing maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber').

Gondwana Nursery: Banksia Birthday Candles & Acacia cognata dwarf at MIFGS 2011

​Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles' - ‘Birthday Candles’ looks great in a garden bed with Acacia ‘Limelight’.

Kangaroo paws, blue fescue, fountain grass, phormium // Debora Carl

Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paws), Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue), Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) and Phormium - Debora Carl

Peaches and Cream Grevillea. All the little birds ADORE grevillea's and this is a definite pick for the front garden!

Grevillea Peaches and Cream - another favourite Australian native plant. Great for attracting nectar feeding birds.

Peaches and Cream Grevillea. All the little birds ADORE grevillea's and this is a definite pick for the front garden!

Grevillea Peaches and Cream - another favourite Australian native plant. Great for attracting nectar feeding birds.

Grevillea 'Long John' - Google Search

Near palm: Grevillea 'Long John' - Long weeping bright green leaves; dramatic orange-pink flowers winter through spring.

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