Banksia 'Birthday Candles'
One of Banksia the many varieties of Banksia. These originate from Australia, this variety grows as a compact mounding shrub with a evergreen habit. It will eventually reach up to 40cm tall and a spread of 1m. The leaves are linear or needle like and dark green and contrast nicely with the bottle brush like flowers that are yellow with orange anthers which turn a fawn brown and are persistent. As they are part of the Protea family they prefer a sunny open aspect and a free draining acidic soil, but will grow very well in a container or pot in an ericaceous compost with added drainage.