plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native trees and shrubs

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Banksia 'Giant Candles'

banksia 'Giant Candles'

A hybrid of Banksia spiulosa and Banksia ericifolia. It is distinctive for its large orange flower spikes to 40cm in length. A dense shrub growing to 4.5m tall and a similar width branching near to ground level.
originHybrid species.
cultural notesA tough and vigorous plant that prefers well drained soils in full sun.
maintenanceCan be pruned to maintain shape.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and low nutrient soils.
flowering seasonAutumn and Winter
flower colourLarge bronze-orange flower spikes, abundant when grown in full sun.
foliage colourBright to mid green linear foliage.
widthup to 4.5m
heightup to 4.5m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesA hardy and attractive plant useful as an informal hedge or windbreak.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Tatters:)

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