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The Wagon Tree is one of the few Protea that grows into a tree and is the only one with usable timber. It may vary in height, but generally, it is a gnarled growing tree up to 5 metres and a trunk up to 400 mm in diameter with thick white-grey bark. However, in favourable conditions, it may attain a height of up to 10 m and a trunk diameter of one metre.
Young crimson leaves give way to mature, bluish sea-green leaves. Large, creamy white flower heads appear year-round in their native environment, with peak flowering occurring in winter.
Occurs naturally in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape of South Africa.
Prefers a light, well-drained soil in an open sunny position but will tolerate a wide range of soils and is suited for coastal planting. Drought resistant but frost tender.
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The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C, and there is a difference of day and night temperatures of around 12°C.
If your summers are hot and dry and winter is moderate and wet, autumn is the best time to sow.
In colder climates with less harsh summers, it is usually better to sow in spring.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended:
Members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment, it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by soaking the seed overnight or applying it to the surface after sowing; both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.
If you are uncertain about the requirements for importing seeds into your country, do not hesitate to contact our Export Manager at Australian Seed.
Being a registered Export Establishment, we can provide a full export service from obtaining a Phytosanitary certificate (if required) to delivering your parcel to the transport company of your choice.
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