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Telopea speciosissima mongaensis Corroboree

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Telopea speciosissima mongaensis Corroboree Waratah,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
One of the neatest of all the Waratahs, Corroboree also produces prolific quantities of large rounded deep red, pink-tipped blooms throughout spring. Corroboree is versatile in the landscape; use as a single specimen, for formal hedging, in large containers or as a transitional plant on fernery or rainforest margins. Extremely popular, very long lasting cut flower. Wherever it’s planted there will be constant visits from a range of honey-eating birds, as nectar flow is strong. Grows well in cool temperate to sub tropical climates, in full sun or partial shade and in moist but well drained clay loams, neutral to low acid pH. Prune off spent flowers to retain a dense habit. Frost tolerant and will handle sea breezes in second-line coastal gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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