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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
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Banksia candolleana is a small shrub to 1.5 metres tall. The unusual propeller like shape of the seed head combines with a compact growth habit and attractive flower head to make an interesting garden shrub. The flowers open golden yellow and age to grey, and are attractive to birds. They can also be used for cut flowers. Use it as a feature plant in the garden, and it can also be grown in a large container. It is very low maintenance. Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: yellow and grey
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, possums.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.