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Banksia candolleana (Propeller Banksia)

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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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