Protea eximia, also known as the broad-leaved sugar bush is a shrub that may become a small tree, which occurs in mountain fynbos on mainly acidic sandy soils; the species was very well known under its old name of Protea latifolia. The flowers have awns that are covered in purple-black velvety hairs, and are contained within a series of rings of involucral bracts that have the appearance of petals. The fruit is a densely hairy nut, many of which are inserted on a woody base. The flowers are borne terminally on long shoots, and have a tendency to become very untidy as they age. A must have for those who are passionate about Indigenous South African Plants. Please see our other Proteas.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Autumn
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