Leucadendron 'Safari Goldstrike' (Yellow Conebush) - This is a vigorous, compact grower to 6 feet tall. The "flowers" are composed of bright clean yellow bracts that surround the central female cone on vigorous long stems during winter and spring. Likened to a yellow version of the popular 'Safari Sunset' although a smaller grower.
Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently once established. Has medium frost tolerance - hardy to 20-25° F. This is an excellent candidate for cut flower and foliage harvesting. Prune well after flowering to ensure a sturdy plant.
Leucadendron 'Safari Goldstrike' is a hybrid between Leucadendron strobolinum and Leucadendron laureolum introduced by Kingflora Nurseries in New Zealand in the 1990s. It has been protected under Plant Breeders Rights in New Zealand since 1997. It is a great plant in combination with 'Safari Sunset' and is one the most popular of the yellow flowering cut flower varieties. It is also commonly listed just as 'Goldstrike' We have grown this plant since 2003.
Information about Leucadendron 'Safari Goldstrike' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.