Genus Species: Banksia spinulosa
Common / Product Name: Golden Candles
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1 – 1.5m x 2 – 2.5m
Pruning: Remove spent flowers annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Autumn / ends: Spring
Flower Colour: Golden Candles
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions with regular rainfall. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -3°C 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 Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short periods needs to be planted in areas with cool root run.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for eastern states of Australia. This plant is suitable for coastal areas.