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Candlestick Banksia (Banksia attenuata)

Candlestick Banksia (Banksia attenuata) flower

This banksia tree can reach a height of 10 metres, but is often found more like a shrub growing to only 2 metres.


The candlestick name comes from the bright yellow flower spikes which are long and narrow, showcasing themselves above the foliage in Spring and Summer.


Native to the southwest of Western Australia, it provides food for a wide range of animals.


It prefers a sandy or loose soil and does regrow well after a bushfire, like other Banksia trees.


In 1810, Robert Brown was first to publish this species from a sample he collected in 1801 from King George Sound.