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Despite the casualties from the colder winter of 2010/11 proteas are much easier to grow than many people imagine and can readily be grown outside in milder areas PROVIDING the soil is very free draining, acidic and low in nutrients (ie no fertiliser containing phosphates). Full sun and a south facing slope would be ideal. To avoid proteas getting wet feet it is helpful to plant them on a raised mound and add bark or grit for improved drainage. See more care details on website
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -

Buy Varieties of PROTEA

PROTEA Banksia coccinea

PROTEA Banksia coccinea  >

Commonly known as: Albany banksia, Scarlet banksia, Waddib.
Shrub, small tree in the Protea family. Oblong leaves and red flowers
£30.00 each

PROTEA Banksia ericifolia

PROTEA Banksia ericifolia  >

Commonly known as: Heath banksia.
Fine small leaves, orange-red flowers in autumn
£30.00 each

PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

PROTEA Banksia integrifolia  >

Commonly known as: Coast banksia.
Leathery leaves with white undersides, cone-shaped yellow 'bottlebrush' flowers
£25.00 each
Large £40.00 each
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PROTEA Banksia leptophylla

PROTEA Banksia leptophylla  >

Commonly known as: Slender-leaved banksia.
Very fine leaves and orange/yellow flowers
£30.00 each

PROTEA Banksia meisneri

PROTEA Banksia meisneri  >

Commonly known as: Meisner's banksia.
Dense foliage and yellow-brown flowers
£30.00 each

PROTEA Banksia menziesii

PROTEA Banksia menziesii  >

Commonly known as: Firewood banksia, Portwine banksia, Strawberry banksia.
Serrated leaves and two-tone flowers, red-pink/yellow
£25.00 each

PROTEA Banksia occidentalis

PROTEA Banksia occidentalis  >

Commonly known as: Red swamp banksia, Waterbush.
Glossy green leaves that are silvery grey beneath. Cylindrical yellow flowers with ruby red styles in summer
£30.00 each

PROTEA Banksia prionotes

PROTEA Banksia prionotes  >

Commonly known as: Acorn banksia, Orange banksia.
Serrated leaves and bright orange flowers
£20.00 each

PROTEA Banksia serrata

PROTEA Banksia serrata  >

Commonly known as: Old man banksia, Red honeysuckle, Saw banksia, Saw-toothed banksia.
Serrated leaves and yellow-green flowers
£20.00 each

PROTEA Hakea laurina

PROTEA Hakea laurina  >

Commonly known as: Emu bush, Kodjet, Pin-cushion hakea.
Flowers resemble a pin-cushion in shape when open, with a red-pink globular centre and white pins radiating out
£35.00 each

PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

PROTEA Hakea lissosperma  >

Commonly known as: Mountain hakea.
Grey-green needle-like leaves and showy white flowers. Perfectly hardy
£16.50 each

PROTEA Leucadendron argenteum

PROTEA Leucadendron argenteum  >

Commonly known as: Cape silver tree.
Soft shiny silver leaves with velvety hairs and silver cone-shaped flowers. Endangered in the wild in South Africa
£25.00 each

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'  >

Unusual deep bronzed-brown foliage
£20.00 each

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'  AWARD

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'  >

Upright grower producing long reddish stems of butter-yellow tulip-like bracts which become tipped in crimson in winter
£20.00 each

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'  AWARD

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'  >

Hardy to about -6°C in ideal conditions.This variety has a medium sized bract (flower) which is brilliant red and provides a colourful winter or spring display
£25.00 each

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Winter Red'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Winter Red'  >

Deep pink-red and cream bracts. Leaves turn purple in winter
£20.00 each

PROTEA Leucospermum 'Carnival Copper'

PROTEA Leucospermum 'Carnival Copper'  >

Stunning orange globes of flower on this unusual protea
£30.00 each

PROTEA Protea cynaroides

PROTEA Protea cynaroides  >

Commonly known as: Giant protea, King protea.
Large bracts in shades of pale to darker pink
Large £45.00 each
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PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince' >

Deep pink/red flowers on compact plants to 1 metre
£45.00 each

PROTEA Protea eximea

PROTEA Protea eximea  >

Commonly known as: King Protea.
Silvery-green leaves and oval red or pink tinted flower heads
£30.00 each
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PROTEA Protea neriifolia 'Whiteknight'

PROTEA Protea neriifolia 'Whiteknight' >

Slender leaves and creamy- white flowers, with a hint of pink
£30.00 each

PROTEA Protea 'Tasman Ruby'

PROTEA Protea 'Tasman Ruby'  >

Deep red bracts with a silvery tint
£30.00 each
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PROTEA Protea 'Venus'

PROTEA Protea 'Venus'  >

Hybrid protea. Red flowers
£30.00 each

PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'  >

Commonly known as: Waratah.
Brilliant red flowers
£40.00 each

PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'  >

Commonly known as: Waratah.
White flowers
£40.00 each

PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

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
£30.00 each
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