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PlantFiles: Nodding Pincushion
Leucospermum cordifolium 'Flame Spike'

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Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucospermum (loo-koh-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: cordifolium (kor-di-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Flame Spike

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Category:
Shrubs

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

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

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Ravens444 On Feb 23, 2010, Ravens444 from Mission Viejo, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Drought tolerant once established. Was once grown by San Marcos Growers. Limit fertilizer. Salmon colored blooms.

Regional...

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

Mission Viejo, California
San Leandro, California



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