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Products > Leucadendron salignum 'Blush'
 
Leucadendron salignum 'Blush' - Willow Cone Bush
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Leucadendron salignum 'Blush' (Willow Cone Bush) - Evergreen shrub to 3-5 feet tall by 3-6 feet wide with bright red new foliage and stems and flower bracts (female flower) that start deep reddish purple and age to bright red with cream highlights during winter months. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to around 20-25 F. It has a similar look as Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' but is more compact with darker colors and tends to flush showy new growth more often. A great plant for the garden and for flower arrangements. This selection was made in 1993 and registered in South Africa in 1996 and noted for its fall-into-winter foliage color and later winter flowering. Our thanks to Christopher Chaney or Mesa Ranch Nursery for pointing out the attributes of this very fine cultivar.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 Leucadendron salignum 'Blush'.
 
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