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

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
Registered or introduced: 1986 and introduced in 1990

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Mission Viejo, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

West Hills, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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.