Banksia hybrid ‘Giant Candles’

 

The massive flower spikes up to 40cm long are the outstanding feature of this cultivar. It can grow to around 5 metres if left unpruned. A very adaptable plant that makes a fantastic medium sized screen as well as a great cut flower. Birds are attracted to the nectar rich flowers, which are long lasting both on the plant and as cut flowers. Flowers best in full sun, prefers well drained soils.

Scientific Name:Banksia ericifolia x spinulosa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.