|Scientific Name||Protea spp|
|Principal Common Name||Protea|
|Description||Leathery leaved shrubs and trees from tropical and South Africa. Named for Greek god Proteus who could change form at will, as flower heads are extremely diverse consisting of interesting bracts surrounding multiple true flowers.|
|Height Range||3 - 20 FT|
|Spread Range||3 - 20 FT|
|Sunset Zones||16 : 17 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24|
|USDA Zones||10a : 10b : 11|
|Form||Shrub : Small Tree|
|Flower Color||Cream : Pink : Red : Salmon : Tan|
|Flower Time||Spring : Fall : Winter|
|Ease of Growing||Difficult|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Outstanding Features||Container Plant : Cut Flower : Evergreen : Flower : Heat Tolerant|
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