Protea caffra

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 7m x 4m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A small gnarled tree that occurs naturally on dry, rocky ridges. The fissured bark is grey to black and sometimes warty. The silvery-green leaves are stiff and sickle-shaped. The flower heads are up to 12cm in diameter with the inner bracts pinkish white to red adn the outer bracts are greenish to brownish. The fruit is a hairy nutlet which forms shortly after the flowers.
GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, formal, fynbos, grassland, rockery, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
An attractive tree that can be used to effect as a focal point in a rockery.
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