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   Genus Species: Banksia ericifolia x spinulosa     Common / Product Name: Giant Candles

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Habit:   LARGE SHRUB (LS)

Available Size:   14cm

Available Size:   20cm

Height x Width:   1.5 - 5m x 2.00 - 4.00m

Pruning:   Prune annually

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Autumn / ends: Winter

Flower Colour:   Yellow

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures:   Temperatures as low as -3C for short periods once established. Heavy frosts will cause the plant to die, needs to be planted in protected areas.

Upper Temperatures:   Temperatures in the Low 40'sC will tolerate higher temperatures for short periods.

Fertilizing:   Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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