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.

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PROTEA Protea eximia

PROTEA Protea eximia

King Protea

grey-green to purple-green leaves and large flower heads with deep pink bracts on the outside and whiter in the centre

 
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£30.00 each 
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PROTEA Protea 'Pink Crown'

PROTEA Protea 'Pink Crown'

compact habit. Pale pink flowers

 
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£30.00 each 
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PROTEA Protea 'White Crown'

PROTEA Protea 'White Crown'

white flowers

 
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£40.00  
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PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

Waratah

brilliant red flowers

 
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£47.50 each 
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PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

Waratah

white flowers

 
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PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

New South Wales waratah

a large vigorous evergreen shrub from Australia which grows up to 3 metres. Deep green serrated leaves complement spectacular large red domed flowers. Has survived -6oC in Cornwall but needs protection from strong winds and severe frosts

 
£47.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - 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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Useful extras...

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AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
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Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
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.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
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