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Protea spp


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Scientific Name Protea spp
Principal Common Name Protea
Common Name(s) Sugarbush
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.
General Comments
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 3 - 20 FT
Spread Range 3 - 20 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 16 : 17 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Leathery
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)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Cut Flower : Evergreen : Flower : Heat Tolerant

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