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Products > Leucadendron salignum 'Blush'
 
Leucadendron salignum 'Blush' - Willow Cone Bush
   
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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
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Leucadendron salignum 'Blush' (Willow Cone Bush) - Evergreen shrub to 3-5 feet tall by 3-6 feet wide with bright red new foliage and stems and female flower bracts that start deep reddish purple and age to bright red with cream highlights during winter months.

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to around 20-25 F. It has a similar look as Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' but is more compact with darker colors and tends to flush showy new growth more often. A great plant for the garden and for flower arrangements.

This selection was made in 1993 and registered in South Africa in 1996 and noted for its fall-into-winter foliage color and later winter flowering. Our thanks to Christopher Chaney or Mesa Ranch Nursery for pointing out the attributes of this very fine cultivar that we have offered since 2011. 

This information about Leucadendron salignum 'Blush' 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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