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Products > Leucospermum 'High Gold'
Leucospermum 'High Gold' - Nodding pincushion
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (L. cordifolium 'Yellow Bird' x L. patersonii)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Leucospermum 'High Gold' (Golden Nodding pincushion) - This is an attractive upright mounding shrub up to 5 feet tall with a 6 foot spread. It produces gray-green leaves and yellow, distinctively dome-shaped flowers, that are 4 inches wide on long stems that last for a prolonged period in mid spring on the plant and in the vase. It does best in the full sun in a well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established but is not cold hardy much below 30 F. This variety is considered to be an improvement on Leucospermum cordifolium 'Yellow Bird', which is one parent with Leucospermum patersonii as the pollen parent. This plant was developed by the Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute, a division of the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa. It was first hybridized in 1980 with Plant Breeder Rights granted in 1991 and was granted US Plant Patent to Zorro Farms in 1998. Mel Resendiz had originally worked at Zorro Farms and when this nursery shut down the patent was reassigned to Resendiz Brothers Nursery. The patent on this plant expired in 1997.  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 Leucospermum 'High Gold'.