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Telopea 'Fireball' 4" pot

Waratah. Absolutely stunning red protea hybrid from the UCSC arboretum. This shrub sends multiple trunks up from the base and can resprout if it is damaged by frost or fire.  Good drainage is vital. Blooms in the spring. Leathery evergreen leaves.  


Light: Full sun.

Water: Moderate.  It is important to water in the summer when it is very dry.

Soil: Fast draining, acid, and nutrient poor.  Be careful not to disturb the roots.

Fertilizer: Use a very low phosphorus (or no phosphorus), slow-release fertilizer, or a mild organic fertilizer such as fish emulsion.  Like all Proteaceae, it will not tolerate phosphorus.

Hardiness: USDA Zone 9


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