PROTEA

Despite the casualties from the colder winter of 2010/11 proteas are much easier to grow than many people imagine and can readily be grown outside in milder areas PROVIDING the soil is very free draining, acidic and low in nutrients (ie no fertiliser containing phosphates). Full sun and a south facing slope would be ideal. To avoid proteas getting wet feet it is helpful to plant them on a raised mound and add bark or grit for improved drainage. See more care details on website

 

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.

Buy Varieties of PROTEA

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PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

Coast banksia

leathery leaves with white undersides, cone-shaped yellow 'bottlebrush' flowers

 
£25.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
PROTEA Banksia serrata

PROTEA Banksia serrata

Old man banksia, Red honeysuckle, Saw banksia, Saw-toothed banksia

serrated leaves and yellow-green flowers

 
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£20.00 each 
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PROTEA Hakea laurina

PROTEA Hakea laurina

Emu bush, Kodjet, Pin-cushion hakea

flowers resemble a pin-cushion in shape when open, with a red-pink globular centre and white pins radiating out

 
£25.00 each 
PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

Mountain hakea

grey-green needle-like leaves and showy white flowers. Perfectly hardy

 
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£20.00 each 
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PROTEA Leucadendron argenteum

PROTEA Leucadendron argenteum

Cape silver tree

soft shiny silver leaves with velvety hairs and silver cone-shaped flowers. Endangered in the wild in South Africa

 
£30.00 each 
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Unavailable -
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'

unusual deep bronzed-brown foliage

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush'

bluish foliage and burgundy red flower bracts

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Leucadendron galpinii 'Purple Haze'

PROTEA Leucadendron galpinii 'Purple Haze'

slender leaves turning silvery-purple in winter. Silver cones

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
 AWARD
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'

upright grower producing long reddish stems of butter-yellow tulip-like bracts which become tipped in crimson in winter

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Jester'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Jester'

variegated leaves and red bracts

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
 AWARD
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

hardy to about -6°C in ideal conditions.This variety has a medium sized bract (flower) which is brilliant red and provides a colourful winter or spring display

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Leucospermum 'Tiara'

PROTEA Leucospermum 'Tiara'

Pincushion

orange flowers

 
£30.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
PROTEA Protea 'Clark's Red'

PROTEA Protea 'Clark's Red'

comparatively hardy hybrid variety. Dark red flowers with white tips

 
£30.00 each 
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Unavailable -
PROTEA Protea cynaroides

PROTEA Protea cynaroides

Giant protea, King protea

large bracts in shades of pale to darker pink

 
£45.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

compact habit with pink outsides to the flower bracts and white insides

 
£40.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2025 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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