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Products > Leucospermum 'Sunrise'
Leucospermum 'Sunrise' - Early Salmon Pincushion
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Leucospermum 'Earlybird']
Parentage: (Leucospermum cordifolium x L. patersonii)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Leucospermum 'Sunrise' (Early Salmon Pincushion) - Shrub to 5 to 6 feet with a profusion of medium-sized (about 4 inch) rich dark salmon-colored flowers early in the season from late winter to early spring, nearly a month earlier than typical Leucospermum cordifolium cultivars. This plant has shorter stem length than many of the cut flower pincushions but it makes up for this by its profusion of bloom early in the season and its durability and vigor in the garden. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Hardy to 25-27F. Responds well to pruning. The International Proteaceae Register & Checklist notes that this plant originated from the Fynbos Unit of the Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute of South Africa where the cross between Leucospermum cordifolium and L. patersonii was made in 1975, the selection made in 1980 for a 1984 introduction and registration in 1992, though the name originally published in 1983 was 'Earlybird'.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Leucospermum 'Sunrise'.