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Banksia spinulosa Birthday Candles

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Banksia spinulosa Birthday Candles Dwarf Hairpin Banksia,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Broad Domed

A compact dwarf shrub with neat dark foliage and masses of golden-orange candles. Mass planted, miniature hedge or individual plants, ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Groundcover, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Plant in well drained acidic/neutral soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use a natural mulch low in phosphorus. Prune plant to shape if required. In containers water daily, use a native potting mix and a native slow release fertiliser.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High