Banksia spinulosa ‘Cherry Candles’

 

A superb 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. Easy care, with long lasting flowers, with a good strong colour. It begins producing the decorative buds from late spring, fully flowering from summer to early winter. Nectar rich flowers will attract birds and other wildlife.  Frost tolerant, suits mild acid to alkaline soils. A beaut plant for seaside gardens.

Scientific Name:Banksia spinulosa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red
Flowering Time:Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.