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Products > Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny'
Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Lcd 'Cloudbank Jenny']
Parentage: (Leucadendron discolor x L. gandogeri)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny' - This is a vigorous dense compact shrub to 5-6 feet tall and as wide with silver-edged green leaves. A male selection with flowers of round bright orange clusters surrounded by pale yellow and green bracts in spring. Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Avoid phosphorus fertilizers. This selection is relatively hardy for a Leucadendron and should survive temperatures down to 26 F. Although long called 'Cloudbank Jenny' in the horticultural trade it appears that this is incorrect. The originator of this hybrid, Mr. Colin Lennox, a Hawaiian nurseryman, named the plant in 1984 after Cloudbank, his nursery in Maui, and his wife Ginny. Most references list her name as Jenny but in Lewis Matthews' "The Protea Book" (Timber Press, 2002) Mr. Matthews notes that Mr. Lennox's wife's name was Ginny and corrects the name from what he had listed in his beautifully illustrated book "South African Proteaceae in New Zealand", written in 1983. This is a beautiful plant by any name!  The information presented on this page is based on research that we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information that would aid others in growing Leucadendron 'Cloudbank Ginny'.