Wholesale Protea Growers Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses.
Wholesale Nurseries offer a range of Protea species and cultivars for both cut flower growers and landscaping uses.
Grown for the magnificent flowers Protea are a popular tree or shrub suitable for a range landscaping including feature plants, background shrubs in the border as well as hedging or screening plants.
On of the main uses is for the large and highly ornamental flowers. With new compact forms becoming available Protea are becoming more widely used in landscaping.
A number of species are offered by wholesale growers as well as many named cultivars.
Protea Varieties include
- Protea compacta – Pink flowers , requires pruning from young to create a dense habit.
- Protea cynaroides – This is the ‘King Protea’ large flowers, national flower of South Africa.
- Protea nerifolia – Also known as the ‘Oleander leafed Protea’ , good dense growth habit very attractive flowers.
- Protea repens – Attractive open pink and also white flowers, also known as the ‘Sugarbush’.
Popular named cultivars include :
- Protea nerifolia pink ice – Attractive mid to deep pink flowers.
- Protea nerifolia red ice – Deeper red flowers than most.
- Protea nerifolia white ice – Snowy white flowers.
- Protea nerifolia Southern cross – Pink flowers fading to lemon near the base.