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Banksia ericifolia /Candle Banksia

Banksia ericifolia  / Banksia ericifolia
The orange-red inflorescence may have thousands of individual flowers like this one in Carmel, CA
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The orange-red inflorescence may have thousands of individual flowers like this one in Carmel, CA

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Scientific Name: Banksia ericifolia
Common Name: Candle Banksia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Orange, Red
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
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Comments: Flowers in spring and summer with many, many orange red flowers in each inflorescence. The inflorescence looks somewhat like those of bottlebrush. This Australian native is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. It is drought tolerant and makes it a good selection for the Xericape