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.