Shrub-ish or tree-ish, Banksias are beautiful and striking, and regrettably a Sunset zone or 2 removed from my growing conditions. A member of the Proteaceae family , Banksias are evergreen , native to Australia and way way cool.
This is Banksia marginata, and according to my faithful Botanica is highly variable in it's growth habits, depending on the site.
Banksia integrifolia. I love the grey reverse on these leaves...
These photos were taken at Berkeley Botanical Garden .