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Products > Leucadendron 'Perry's Red'
 
Leucadendron 'Perry's Red'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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/Spring
Parentage: (Leucadendron salignum hybrid)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Leucadendron 'Perry's Red' - Red-tinted foliage, reddish buds and bracts set apart this 3 foot tall by 3 foot wide shrub. It prefers full sun, regular watering and no hard frost. It does poorly in humid summers. It has a similar look as Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' but the leaves are smaller and thinner and the plant doesn't get as tall.

Plant in full sun in a fairly well drained soil. Hardy to 20-25 F.

We received this nice Leucadendron salignum hybrid from Dennis Perry and grew it from 1996 until 2014. We only discontinued it because we had built up sufficient quantities of Leucadendron salignum 'Blush', which we felt was slightly nicer and had better name recognition in the trade. 

This information about Leucadendron 'Perry's Red' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.

 
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