Cone Bush, Sunshine Conebush, Sunshine Protea
Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leucadendron (lew-kuh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Safari Sunset

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Aptos, California

Mission Viejo, California

San Francisco, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

elsapimenta, your plants may have died from too much water and/or not well draining soil. However, the main reason they die is because of the use of fertilizer. These plants do not need to be fertilized. Especially do not use high nitrogen fertilizers.

I have not grown this plant; however, I have observed it growing in Maui, Hawaii. 'Safari Sunset' (Leucadendron hybrid - L. salignum x L. laureolum) was hybridized by J. Stevens/I Bell in 1962 in New Zealand. It blooms from fall to spring. It was introduced in 1964 and was the first internationally successful protea cultivar. Sometimes the name `Rainbow' is used when the color of the blooms change after winter.

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On Oct 31, 2007, elsapimenta from Porto
Portugal wrote:

I had 2, 3 year old leucadendrons, almost 3 meters high, already producing (we cut the tips to make flower arrangements) but all of a sudden they died. It started getting all yellow and dried in the end of the summer. When we took it from the garden we noticed that the roots had rotten. Can anyone tell me why it happend? I'm already trying to make new plants of the bordeaux one, but we have a yellow one and we don't want it to die. Thanks. Elsa.