A large shrub to small tree, from cooler areas in south east NSW. Likes soil with good drainage and abundant moisture, sensitive to phosphorus. Bears red flowers in spring. Likes semi shaded positions to sunny with some protection. It grows from an underground lignotuber, which enables the plant to regrow if affected by fire.
|Scientific Name:||Telopea mongaensis|
|Common Name:||Braidwood Waratah|
|Other Common Names:||Monga Waratah|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Flower garden, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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