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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).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: winter
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 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: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.