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United States

Commonly known as Silver sugarbush

  • Protea roupelliae grows to a height of a 3-8m, forming a small upright tree.
  • It grows in a variety of different habitats of soil and vegetation types and is one of the few proteas found in summer rainfall areas.
  • Protea roupelliae leaves are sometimes silky and silvery, and other times smooth.
  • The protea roupelliae flower heads are goblet-shaped, pink to ruddy brown in color, with bracts covered in silk, silver hairs.
  • Flowering occurs from summer to autumn and seeds should be sown in spring.
  • Protea roupelliae is fast growing, adaptable and attractive.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.