PROTEA Leucospermum 'Tiara'

Commonly known as Pincushion

Orange flowers
  • Evergreen
    Ovate to oblong, stalkless leaves to 8cm (3in) long, heart-shaped at the base, sometimes with 3-6 teeth at the tips
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • 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 substitute in full light.
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun

PROTEA Leucospermum 'Tiara'

 
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.
£30.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    Magnesium deficiency may lead to chlorosis
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites under glass
    Place of origin
    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.

  • 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
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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