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Products > Leucospermum 'Veldfire'
 
Leucospermum 'Veldfire'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [L. 'Veld Fire']
Parentage: (L. conocarpodendron x L. glabrum)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Leucospermum 'Veldfire' - This hybrid of Leucospermum glabrum was found growing in New Zealand. It is a medium-sized shrub to 4 and 1/2 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with dark green leaves that have red on the dentations at the leaf tip. The large flowers have yellow erect anthers and red "ribbons" (these form the ball of the flower) and bloom in the late spring and early summer. The green leaves are large with red-tipped serrated edges. It is hardy to 26 degrees F. This is a great garden plant but is not considered great for the cut flower trade as its flower heads snap off too easily from the stems.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Leucospermum 'Veldfire'
 
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