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PlantFiles: Oleander Leaf Protea
Protea neriifolia

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Protea (PROH-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: neriifolia (ner-ee-eye-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral htop On Feb 8, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant which is indigenous to South Africa. A fast growing protea, Oleander leaf protea (Protea neriifolia) has a dense, rounded habit. It produces pale salmon to a deep rose pink long, narrow flowers. The bracts are tipped with bluish black. They make excellent cut flowers which last up to three weeks. Oleander leaf protea prefers well-drained, slightly acid, gravely soil. It will not grow in clay.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Aliso Viejo, California
Oak View, California
San Francisco, California
San Leandro, California
Tulare, California
Vista, California

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