RBGS FloraAeonium arboreum subsp. holochrysum Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Glandular Globe Thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus) Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea media) Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) Koko (Soehrensia formosa) Lavender Queen (Leptospermum rotundifolium) Nepenthes mixta x maxima Orchids Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Sago Cycad (Cycas revoluta) St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium) Spider Hibiscus / Japanese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus) Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

Commonly known as Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia), belongs to the Proteaceae family, a species of the genus Protea, which is both the botanical name and the common name of this group of flowering plants.

Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW

It is a plant that originates from South Africa – southern Cape Province, extending widely from about Worcester in the west to Port Elizabeth in the east, in a variety of habitats. It is one of the more adaptable of the Proteas for cultivation.

Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW
Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney NSW

The Protea eximia can be seen in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Tracheophyta
  • Subphylum: Angiospermae
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Subfamily: Proteoideae
  • Tribe: Proteeae
  • Genus: Protea
  • Section: Ligulatae
  • Species: Protea eximia

RBGS FloraAeonium arboreum subsp. holochrysum Broadleaf Sugarbush (Protea eximia) Glandular Globe Thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus) Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea media) Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) Koko (Soehrensia formosa) Lavender Queen (Leptospermum rotundifolium) Nepenthes mixta x maxima Orchids Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Sago Cycad (Cycas revoluta) St Johns Wort (Hypericum oblongifolium) Spider Hibiscus / Japanese Lantern (Hibiscus schizopetalus) Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

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