Banksia hybrid ‘Giant Candles’

 

The massive flower spikes up to 40cm long are the outstanding feature of this cultivar. 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.

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.

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