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Products > Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'
 
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' - Safari Conebush
   

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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 & Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Parentage: (Leucadendron laureolum x L. salignum)
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (Safari Conebush) - This is a vigorous, tall and erect grower to over 8 feet tall but can be kept lower and more dense with regular pruning. It has green leaves and very deep red-colored bracts forming on longs stems beginning in late summer that are great for cutting in fall and winter and even later into spring as the female flowers develop and terminal bracts take on cream tones. As with the cultivar 'Red Gem' this plant is a tough cultivar that can handle frost, alkalinity and clay soils. This is a wonderful garden plant for specimen planting or as a hedge or wind screen. Its cut stems are excellent for large arrangements and it has remained one of the most popular and longest grown of the Proteaceae for cut flower production. This plant originated in New Zealand in the 1960s and was the result of crossing Leucadendron laureolum with L. salignum (Red form) by a Mr. Ian Bell. We have grown this great plant since 1989.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also 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 Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'.
 
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