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Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (Conebush)

'Safari Sunset' Conebush


A favorite of florists and gardeners, award-winning Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (Conebush) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with rich, deep-red bracts forming at the tips of exceptionally long stems (over 3ft. or 1m) in late summer. Ready for picking and cutting in the fall and winter, the showy bracts of the female flowers add further beauty to the plant as they open to reveal a cream center from late winter to spring. The exotic blooms rise above a foliage of narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, flushed with red. Perfect for use in low maintenance and water-wise gardens, this tall and vigorous Leucadendron is a great choice for screens or hedges or as a specimen plant - not to forget the vase where it will enjoy a very long life and help create spectacular floral arrangements.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows upright to 8-10 ft. tall (240-300 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm). If left unpruned, this plant tends to become straggly. Pruning will help keep a dense, bushy habit.
  • Easily grown in sandy, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Will grow in poor soils. Occasional to infrequent watering. Heat and drought-tolerant once established. Use little to no Phosphorus fertilizer.
  • Deer resistant
  • Great for Mediterranean gardens and xeriscaping. Perfect for screens or hedges.
  • Virtually disease free and pest free.
  • Prune back after flowering to encourage a bushy, compact habit and prevent leggy growth.
  • Root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer
  • Native to South Africa

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Leucadendron - Conebushes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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CFG Photos, (c) Gerhard Bock, SucculentsandMore.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Leucadendron - Conebushes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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