Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Protea nitida

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 Protea nitida   Protea nitida
 Protea nitida   Protea nitida
 Protea nitida   Protea nitida


Gravelly acid sandy soil


low - up to 1200m

Flowering time

variable, mainly spring


This widespread tree protea (5m or more)is famous for its excellent wood which was used by early settlers in wagon making. It survives veld fires because of its thick bark and resprouts with red-tipped leaf buds, thus living for a great many years. The creamy white inflorescences are ringed by broad bluish seagreen leaves.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22