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Protea aurea seed

Commonly known as the Common shuttlecock sugarbush

belongs to group called White sugarbushes

  • grows to height of 3-5m with width of about 2m
  • has oblong leaves and candle-shaped buds which open to a cream/pink/crimson flower, like a shuttlecock
  • flowers from summer to autumn
  • very hardy & adaptable species
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8
  • attracts nectar feeding birds and bees
  • needs to be pruned back after flowering
  • is a fast grower