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Leucospermum 'California Sunshine' (Pincushion)

Pincushion 'California Sunshine'


Leucospermum 'California Sunshine' (Pincushion) is an attractive, rounded, evergreen shrub with brilliant, soft orange flower heads. Resembling pincushions, they are produced profusely over spring and early-midsummer atop long stems. Borne at the tips of horizontal or arching stems, they are rich in nectar and attract birds and bees, thus assisting in the pollination of the flowers. The medium green leaves are stalkless, leathery and spirally arranged. Perfect as a focal point in the landscape or in decorative containers. The flowers are long-lasting and great for cutting. They make a unique, exotic addition to flower arrangements.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm).
  • Easily grown in acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Water sparingly in winter, but do not allow to dry out. Use little to no Phosphorus fertilizer. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for Mediterranean gardens and xeriscaping. Excellent as cut flowers. Tolerates coastal conditions such as high winds, sandy soils and salt-laden air.
  • No routine pruning necessary. Remove diseased, damaged, congested or crossing shoots.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Leucospermum - Pincushions
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, 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
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Leucospermum - Pincushions
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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