Protea amplexicaulis (Salisb.) R.Br.

Clasping-leaf Sugarbush, Ivy-leaf Sugarbush, Shy Sugarbush, Stem-clasping Sugarbush, Tophats

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Groundcover

Zones: To 18F

Size: To 4' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Low growing. Purple bracts on the outer side, white inside with purple edges. Flowers on the ground. Eucalyptus-like leaves. Well-drained soil.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 95 in 1810.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Erodendrum amplexicaule Salisb.

Synonyms Protea repens Andrews, Pleuranthe amplexicaulis Salisb. ex Knight.


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