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Telopea oreades
Telopea oreades
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Family: Proteaceae
Hardiness: Zone 8b-10
Mature Size: 10'-30'
Exposure: Full to Half Sun
Bloom Time: June-July
Moisture Needs: Moist
Origin: Australia
Price: $30.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P5234

If you have a very mild garden, this is worth every effort to cultivate.  Related to Chilean Embothrium, this SE Aussie similarly will rock your world when it flowers.  A dense crown of 35-60 crimson flowers are packed together like a fair dinkum hummingbird buffet.  This has grown and flowered on Bainbridge Island and thrives in Brookings Oregon.  Ixnay on the phosphorous as it is in the Protea family so is sensitive to higher levels of phosphorus which most commercial fertilizers contain.  Just a few of this one.