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).
Native Australian Garden inspiration- In contrast to other parts of the garden, the planting at the front entrance is kept simple with two contrasting plants used - Salt Bush (Rhagodia spinescens) with its lovely silvery-grey against the darker grey of Coastal Rosemary (Westringa fruticosa). This simple planting is done for a reason - to highlight and focus a sculpture near the front entrance.