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The Protea is a classy hardy hybrid between the South African natives, mink protea (Protea neriifolia) and stink-leaf sugarbush (P. susannae), it’s a beautiful evergreen, upright to loosely rounded shrub that will produce gorgeous flowers in Autumn and winter.

If you are thinking of growing one yourself, it will do well in a sunny position, free draining, acidic soils.

Proteas have been grown here since the 1700’s and are one of the oldest plant families on Earth! 


Sam Primrose – Grounds Manager

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