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Due to very high order volumes, there is an order limiting system in place at present. Please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes. The nursery and gardens are open 10.00 to 16.00 everyday, all are welcome.

PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

Commonly known as 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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£40.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
  • Evergreen - narrowly obovate, round-tipped leaves to 25cm (10in) long
  • Red - flower heads 10-15cm (4-6in) across
  • Tall Shrub - bushy when young becoming untidy with age
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Australia (New South Wales)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - - moist
  • Neutral to acid soil
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