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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)

Available Sizes
20cm

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

Evergreen:   Yes

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.

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