Telopea oreades Common / Product Name: Gippsland Waratah
Genus Species: Telopea oreades
Common / Product Name: Gippsland Waratah
Habit: SMALL TREES (ST)
Height x Width: 2 – 4m x 2.00 – 3.00m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Spring
Flower Colour: Red
Irrigation: Yes requires spring watering for best flowers, water during dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Prefers temperate to cool temperature climates with good coverage to protect from frost, will tolerate occasional temperatures as low as -8°C.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.