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PROTEA Protea eximea

Commonly known as King Protea

Silvery-green leaves and oval red or pink tinted flower heads
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£30.00 each

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  • Evergreen - leaves 6-10cm (2½-4in) long. Flowerheads to 14cm (5½in) across.
  • Red - red to pink
  • Height - 3-5m (10-16ft)
  • Spread - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - strong, sparsely-branched stems.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Pests & Diseases - chlorosis (magnesium deficiency)
  • Place of origin - South Africa (Western Cape)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -
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3-5m (10-16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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