Protea grandiceps Tratt.

Red Sugarbush, Coral-coloured Protea, Large-bud Sugarbush, Oval-leaf Sugarbush, Peach Sugarbush, Prince Protea, Princess Sugarbush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Protea

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall

Exposure: Sun


Rounded form. Red flowers and bracts, hairy. Rounded foliage with slight red margins, blue-green. Well-drained soil - hates wet feet.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.


Published in Thes. Bot. 5 (1805-19).

Native to South Africa.

ProteaWorldOnline lists the following synonyms:

Protea coccinea R.Br., Erodendrum obtusum Salisb. ex Knight, Protea obtusa Sweet, Protea rangiferina Hort. ex Schult., 'speciosa Gawl 1801', Protea villifera Lindl.

That would make Protea speciosa var. latifolia Andrews a synonym also.


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