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Banksia 'Cherry Candles' is a dense and 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, veranda or deck. Good strong red flower colour, great bird attractors and for cut flowers. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded spot in well drained soils. For temperate to sub tropical climates.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.