Protea comptonii Beard

Compton's Protea, Barberton Protea

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Tree

Zones: 9 +

Size: To 26' tall


Cream flowers, spoon-shaped. Green leaves with red edges and mid-rib. Corky bark.


Published in Bothalia 7: 61 in 1958.

Native to South Africa, Barberton region, and also Swaziland. Named for R.H.Compton, Director of the National Botanical Gardens of South Africa.


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