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Bot River Protea

Protea compacta

Also known as

Bot River Sugarbush, Compacta, Duinesuikerbos, Suikerkan, Botrivier-Protea (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Bot River Protea

Protea compacta
P. compacta
Growing in dense stands
Growing the fynbos
A photo of Bot River Protea

Bot River Protea Overview

The Bot River sugarbush is ideally suited to the larger coastal fynbos gardens where, if planted en masse , it will provide a pink or white splash of colour for most of the year. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

How to propagate Bot River Protea

Budding

Propagate by seeds or cuttings in summer otherwise by grafting or budding.

Cuttings

Grafting

Seed

Special features of Bot River Protea

Attracts birds

Other uses of Bot River Protea

Grown for their colourful bracted flower heads.