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Telopea truncata

Tasmanian waratah

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height5m to 8.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourReddish
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Telopea truncata (Tasmanian waratah). This is a large evergreen shrub which grows to about 8m tall. The flowers are red and are produced in late spring, and are 5cm in diameter. The leaves are deep green and narrow about 10cm in length, and pointed at the tips.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Australia (Tasmania)

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their flower heads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will need well-drained, sandy soil with low fertility, They are moderately frost hardy and prefer full sun to partial-shade, they will need shelter from the wind, You can propagate from seed or cuttings in spring, and can also be grafted.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings in spring, or by layering in winter. They can also be grafted.

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