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Protea lacticolor

Commonly known as Hottentots Holland sugarbush

  • This species is one of the white sugarbushes.
  • It grows into a neat erect slender shrub or small tree of 2-5m
  • Flowering occurs from autumn to winter.
  • The flowers vary from cream to pink and are funnel shaped, becoming untidy as they open further and are invaded by bees and nectar feeding birds.
  • The oval shaped blue/grey  leaves are quite thick and tough.
  • The height, slenderness and foliage make this a popular landscaping plant.
  • It's an easy to grow shrub that does well in well drained soil.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.