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Banksia 'Giant Candles'

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Plant description

Banksia Giant Candles 1

Banksia Giant Candles 2

Banksia x 'Giant Candles' is a hardy, low maintenance tall shrub. The massive flower spikes up to 40cm long are the outstanding feature, and birds love them.  A very adaptable plant that makes a fantastic medium sized screen as well as a great cut flower. Flowers best in full sun. A hybrid between Banksia ericifolia and B. spinulosa.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 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: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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