Massive orange flowers which native birds will love even more than you do. Hybrid banksia, and like all mongrels is tough and resilient - grows inland or at the coast, through frost or drought, in sand or clay, tropical or temperate climates.
image: Tatters via Flickr artwork: White breasted honeyeaters by Max Fulcher via Flickr.
Banksia ericifolia x spinulosa 'Giant Candles' DESCRIPTION: Hybrid large banksia bred in Queensland, grown for its very large (40cm) orange flowers through autumn-winter, even into spring. Bushy branches of slender leaves. USES: Wildlife gardens, native gardens, feature shrub. PLANTING: Plant in a well drained in a sunny position for best flowering season. CARE: Prune as required after flowering to maintain dense growth. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia are phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%. Add supplementary iron if foliage starts to yellow. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 4m H x 3m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.