Golden Candlesticks

Shrub 1.5 to 3m

Low spreading shrub with spectacular yellow-green cylindrical flower spikes to 15cm tall. Flowers Autumn-Spring

Natural Habitat: Wallum, Eucalypt Forest

Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Special Features:
• Bird Attracting
• Glider Attracting
• Possum Attracting
• Aboriginal Food Source
• Fantastic garden shrub

Garden Styles:

  • Cottage garden
  • Native Coastal
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Austral Desert

Extra information:

Australian National Botanic garden – Aboriginal Plant Use Trail

Banksia spp. (Banksias)

The flower-cones were soaked in water in bark or wooden containers to extract the nectar to make sweet drinks. Early settlers called banksias ‘honeysuckles’.