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PlantFiles: Common Sunshine Conebush, Geelbos, Red Cone Bush, Sunshine Protea
Leucadendron salignum 'Safari Sunshine'

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Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucadendron (lew-kuh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: salignum (sal-LIG-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Safari Sunshine
Additional cultivar information: (aka Jester)
Hybridized by Duncan & Davies; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986 and introduced in 1990

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Jan 28, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant; however, I have observed it in Maui, Hawaii. Sunshine Conebush, Geelbos, Red Cone Bush, Sunshine Protea 'Safari Sunshine', also known as 'Jester', (Leucadendron salignum) is a native South African plant. This plant was originally introduced by Duncan & Davies (New Zealand) in 1986 as 'Jester'. In New Zealand and South Africa, it was granted protection under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) under this name. This sport of 'Safari Sunset' is less vigorous than 'Safari Sunset'; however, it grows to about the same size of 4 to 5 feet tall and about the same width. Its cut branches are used in flower arrangements.

Positive Kell On Dec 17, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

My favorite Leucadendron! In the sun it just lights up the variegated foliage of red, pink cream and green. It is a sport of `Safari Sunset.' And a gorgoeus one at that.

This one can take some frost down to 20 to 25 degrees.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mission Viejo, California
San Francisco, California
San Leandro, California



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