Browsing: Protea

Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants. The genus was named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will, because they have such a wide variety of forms.

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Protea nitida – Wagon Tree

Protea nitida (Wagon Tree) is a slow-growing tree, with very thick white-grey bark, that varies considerably in height. It is normally about 16.4 feet…


Protea caffra (Sugar Bush)

Protea caffra (Sugar Bush) is an evergreen shrub or small tree up to 10 feet (3 m) tall, with a somewhat rounded crown. The grey-green…