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Best suited for compact varieties – check the plant label for more details
Protea ‘Pink Ice’ (P. nerifolia x P. susannae)
This is one of the most popular species on the market and often used as a cut flower due to its lovely pink shades and form. Flowers appear from late summer to mid-winter depending on location. Shrubs can grow to at least 3 metres in height which makes it a great screen or hedging shrub.
A dense forming shrub with flowers appearing from winter to early spring and reaching up to 2.5 metres in height. Available in many different colours from cream to deep pinks with other hybrid varieties available as well.
This species produces large flowers in winter in colours ranging from pink to white, all with a telltale black rim on the top. Great to use as a hedge or screen as it can reach up to 3 metres in the right conditions.
King Protea (P. cynaroides)
One of the most popular proteas is the King Protea. With its large flower bracts that form a crown-like structure around the main flower head, it is hard to miss, and is definitely a key feature in any floral displays or as a garden plant. Although their flowers are quite dominating when they make their appearance in spring to early summer, this shrub is smaller in its overall height growing to about 1.5-2 metres. Great for the container gardens.