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Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles' (Banksia)

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Plant description

Banksia spinulosa Birthday Candles 4

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Banksia 'Birthday Candles' is a terrific, dense compact small shrub that is perfect for rockeries and smaller gardens, whether mass planted for dramatic effect, in small groups or in containers on the patio, verandah or deck. It is a great hardy shrub, and looks good with minimal care.It likes a sunny to part shaded spot. Drought and frost tolerant, it is also good for coastal gardens.

Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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