PROTEA Leucadendron 'Winter Red'

Deep pink-red and cream bracts. Leaves turn purple in winter
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PROTEA Leucadendron 'Winter Red'

 
Available again from APRIL 2022 - When fresh stock arrives
£20.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from APRIL 2022
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre

 

  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 9cm (3½in) long
  • Cream
  • Red
    Pink-red
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.8m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Multi-stemmed shrub with open, upright habit
  • 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)
    In well-drained soil and a sheltered site
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
    Under glass use 1 part ericaceous compost and 3 parts each of grit or perlite and peat substitute. Full light and low humidity
  • 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.
    In warm, dry areas
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
  • Good to know
    L. salignus. Large, showy bracts. Grow in a courtyard garden or against a sunny wall in warm, dry areas. Excellent as a cut flower because of long vase life
  • Pests & Diseases
    red spider mites under glass
  • Place of origin
    South Africa
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • 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)
  • Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate see photos above
  • 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
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    poor soil preferred
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.8m (6ft)
 

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