Telopea speciosissima x oreades Common / Product Name: Emperor's Torch
Genus Species: Telopea speciosissima x oreades
Common / Product Name: Emperor’s Torch
Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)
Height x Width: 3 – 4m x 2 – 3m
Pruning: Remove spent flowers annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: 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.