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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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  • Evergreen - narrowly obovate, round-tipped leaves to 25cm (10in) long, usually toothed above the middle
  • 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) -
  • Leaf margin - Dentate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Obovate - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - - moist
  • Neutral to acid soil

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