Telopea mongaensis – Braidwood Waratah

A large shrub to small tree, from cooler areas in south east NSW.  Likes soil with good drainage and abundant moisture, sensitive to phosphorus. Bears red flowers in spring. Likes semi shaded positions to sunny with some protection. It grows from an underground lignotuber, which enables the plant to regrow if affected by fire.

Family : Proteaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Telopea mongaensis
Common Name : Braidwood Waratah
Height : 6
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Flower garden, Cold climate
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies