Telopea mongaensis – Braidwood Waratah

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.

Family:Proteaceae
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
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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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Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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