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Protea nitida

Commonly known as Wa-boom, Wagon tree

  • Protea nitida grows to a 5m tree with light bluish/sea-green leaves.
  • The young leaves of the protea nitida are crimson.
  • The protea nitida flower in winter is creamy white and saucer-like.
  • This protea tree has good wood originally used to fashion wagon-wheels.
  • Protea nitida prefers coastal areas.
  • Sow in autumn.
  • USDA Zone 8.