Protea - Pruning
Proteas, Banksias and Telopeas
for the first two year whenever stems grow 9" - 12" without
branching. Then allow the plant to flower on the third year. Cut
the flowers with a long stem, but always cut into stem with heavy
Tip-pruning in first two years to encourage branching.
Leucadendrons and Leucospermums
for the first growing season if no branching occurs then allow
to flower. Subsequent pruning is achieved by picking the flowers.
flowers of Leucospermums and single flower Leucadendrons
(e.g., Silvan Red, Led. tinctum, Led. salignum).
Tip-prune initially if necessary.
Allow to flower after 6 months,
and then cut flower with long stems.
eucalyptifolium, flordium and uliginosum.
large pieces when they flower, or after flowering if the flowers
are left on the bush.
1 year old | 2 year old