Protea neriifolia

These 1000 species of flowering evergreen trees and shrubs are known for their large thistle-shaped flowers. Their tubular blooms are surrounded by colorful bracts. They have leathery leaves and a bearded nut. Native to South Africa, these short-lived plants need just the right growing conditions. Plant in full sun on slopes with excellent drainage. Most prefer acid soil. Protect from drying winds. Young plants are especially tender, while older plants tolerate some low temperatures. Grow smaller types in containers.
Protea neriifolia
Pink to salmon bracts surround flowers that reach 5 inches long by 3 inches wide. Tolerates alkaline soil. Hardy to 17° F.

Attributes - Protea neriifolia

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Mid Winter

Flower Color: Peach, Pink

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Protea compacta, Protea compacta 'Pink Velvet', Protea cynaroides, Protea eximia, Protea repens, Protea susannae
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