Banksia Cherry Candles (PBR)

Banksia Cherry Candles (PBR)

Banksia Cherry Candles  Banksia spinulosa dwarf selection Like good red wine, Banksia Cherry Candles gets better with each year.  As a one year old, it will produce three or four beautiful flower spikes that are possibly larger than the plant itself; by year five or six, twenty or thirty dark cherry-coloured candles will be covering the plant.  And not just for an eye blink.  A long anticipation period from late spring into summer will see the lime green buds forming; from summer till early winter, it’s a feast for the honeyeaters.  Banksia Cherry Candles is a wonderful container plant for deck or patio, or fill a space in your garden with multiples ~ it’ll take your breath away.  Cool temperate to warm climates, full sun and friable soils with good drainage are all necessary, and light frost will be tolerated.  It adores the seaside. Download...
Banksia Tucker Time Birthday Candles

Banksia Tucker Time Birthday Candles

Banksia Tucker Time Birthday Candles Banksia spinulosa selection The Designer Plant that took the gardening world by storm. Banksia Birthday Candles is known from Japan to Italy, USA to NZ, and there’s not a landscaper nor retailer who is not familiar with it. The ‘pick’ of the dwarf B. spinulosa selections, it has all the attributes one looks for in a small shrub: dense round habit, neat foliage, a long anticipation period in budset, and in late summer through autumn, dozens of gold & pinky-cream candles that sit on the foliage like so many candles on a cake.  Plant en masse in small garden plots, or decorate patio or courtyard with multiple containers; repeat plantings are so effective in small spaces. Full sun is ideal; cool to warm climates are suitable, and while it loves a coastal garden, it will also tolerate light frost.  Maintenance is easy, just trim off spent flowers. Download...
Banksia Black Magic

Banksia Black Magic

Banksia Black Magic Banksia spinulosa selection The ‘hairpin’ banksia comes in many forms, sizes, shapes and colours. Banksia Black Magic takes top honors when you’re wanting a handsome medium sized shrub (1.5 m high) to grow in semi shade.  Dozens of gleaming gold & black brushes cluster in the foliage in winter & spring, and the honeyeaters love them.  Cool temperate to warm climates are fine, and good drainage is a must; moderate frost is tolerated, and it will love a coastal site.  Light trimming is all that it needs to keep it tidy, and with more formal clipping, it’s a great hedge. Download...