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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

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