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PROTEA Leucospermum 'Carnival Copper'

Stunning orange globes of flower on this unusual protea
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - ovate to oblong, stalkless leaves to 8cm (3in) long, heart-shaped at the base, sometimes with 3-6 teeth at the tips
  • Orange
  • Height - to 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 1.8m (6ft)
  • Tall Shrub - produces horizontal to downward-arching stems which bend sharply at their tips with solitary, spherical flower heads 10-12cm (4-4¾in) wide with numerous styles
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) - under glass grow in a mix of 1 part loam(JI No.1) and 3 parts each Perlite or grit and peat in full light.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Good to know - magnesium deficiency may lead to chlorosis
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass
  • Place of origin - South Africa. Garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - poor soil preferred with low levels of phosphates and nitrates
to 2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.8m (6ft)

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