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Banksia candolleana (Propeller Banksia)

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Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

Hedges. This article explains how to care for and maintain your Australian hedge.

Growing Banksias. Learn how to grow Banksia in your garden.

Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

Plant description

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow and grey
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, possums.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

root rot

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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