Protea glabra Thunb.

Clanwilliam Sugarbush, Brownsel Sugarbush, Chestnut Sugarbush, Scented Protea

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 15' tall


Conical shrub. White flowers with rusty red bracts. Short leaves, close to the stem.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Diss. Protea 42 in 1781.

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Leucadendron glabrum Endl.

Synonyms from ProteaWorldOnline: Protea banksii Klotzsch ex Meisn., Protea buekiana Meisn., Protea pyrifolia H.Buek ex Meisn.


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