Protea cryophila Bolus

Snowball Sugarbush, Giant-snowball Sugarbush, Snow-flower Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: Prostrate to 10' spread


Dense clumps. One main stem with creeping branches. Leaves leathery, to 20" long and 3" wide, with a fold. Inflorescence to 6" diameter, white bracts, hairy. Flowers white to pink.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 1: 163 in 1909.

Native to South Africa.

ProteaWorldOnline shows Protea chionantha Bolus as a synonym.


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