A picture of a Forest sugarbush

Forest sugarbush

Protea mundii

Also known as

White protea

Full Sun
Moderate care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Forest sugarbush

Protea mundii flower
Protea mundii, flowerhead
Protea mundii, open and developing flowerhead.
Cone-like seedheads.
Seedhead releasing seeds.

Forest sugarbush Overview

Although not as eye-catching as the glorious king protea (Protea cynaroides), Protea mundii has a pronounced and unusual charm to it that will add value to any garden. Being fast growing, quick flowering, tolerant of a variety of soil types, generally quite tough and a host to many nectar feeding birds and bees, it is surprising that it is still so underutilized by gardeners! Many people are also often surprised to learn that there is a small white protea when they first encounter the pale cream-coloured and petite flowerheads.

Special features of Forest sugarbush

Attracts birds

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees