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Leucadendron 'Safari Sunshine' (Conebush)

'Safari Sunshine' Conebush, Leucadendron 'Jester', 'Jester' Conebush


Particularly beautiful, Leucadendron 'Safari Sunshine' or 'Jester' (Conebush) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with showy red bracts surrounding creamy yellow cones in late winter to spring. Borne at the stem tips, they rise above the variegated foliage of narrow leaves, a lovely blend of green, pink and cream. Perfect for use in low maintenance and water-wise gardens, this Leucadendron is a great choice for screens or hedges. Its bracts are long-lasting and look stunning in fresh and dried arrangements.

  • Grows upright to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm).
  • 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 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, 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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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 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, 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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