Banksia Harpin

The common name is Banksia Harpin (botanic name Banksia Spinulosa). I’m planning to plant it halfway along the back fence to help screen out the neighbours’ house.

12 Nov 2001

Kiama Council (seedling)

Banksia Harpin (banksia spinulosa). Red-orange flowers in Autumn to Spring. Grows to 1-4 metres.

11 Nov 2001: Kiama Council gives away free trees to ratepayers. They hold a stall outside the Council Chambers every few weekends – I can never remember when they’re coming up next, and so usually miss them. I happened to be driving past today and the stall was on, so I stopped in to check out what they had. It was late in the day, so there wasn’t much left, but I picked up this fantastic red-orange flowering banksia. For now it’s just growing in a pot on the back verandah.