Banksia spinulosa ‘Bush Candles’ – Hairpin Banksia

Banksia ‘Bush Candles’ is a great low maintenance dwarf shrub that flowers its head off from autumn to winter, providing a visual delight and a great source of nectar for visiting birds. A naturally dense grower, forming a wide low mound that cover the ground. It is a vigorous grower. The flowers are golden spikes with lovely contrasting brown stamens, and can be used for cut flowers. Tolerant of frost and dry spells, and is also great for coastal gardens. Grows in sun to part shade and is adaptable to most soils types. Also good for container growing. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.


Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Bush Candles
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia spinulosa
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Gold, Brown, Black
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals