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Leucospermum Catalog

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Leucospermum cordifolium yellow

Commonly known as pincushion or Speldekussing (Afrikaans) or Bobbejaanklou (Afrikaans)

  • This is the most popular and easy to grow pincushion.
  • It is a rounded, spreading shrub growing up to 1.5m in height with a spread of 2m.
  • The flowers range in colour from shades of red, orange to bright yellow.
  • It flowers in the summer and is an exceptionally attractive plant for any garden.
  • It is a very strong grower, is hardy and is a wonderfully long lasting and showy cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
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Leucospermum muirii

Commonly known as Albertinia pincushion or Bloukoolhout (Afrikaans)

  • It is an excellent garden plant growing to a height of 1.5m.
  • It grows into a bushy, rounded, erect shrub with a generous display of small, yellow flower heads.
  • These can either grow in a cluster or singly.
  • It flowers from winter to spring and is excellent as a cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds shold be sown in autumn.
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Leucospermum grandiflorum

Commonly known as Grey-leaf fountain pincushion, Luisiesboom

  • Also known as Grey-leaf fountain pincushion due to the abundant dense greyish leaves.
  • It grows to a height of 2.5m with attractive yellow flowers with red tips pointing clockwise.
  • Flowering occurs from late winter to early summer.
  • This pin-cushion tolerates hot dry conditions and is suitable for planting in granite or clay soils.
  • It is a very attractive species for any large garden.
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Leucospermum conocarpodendron ssp viridum

Commonly known as Grey tree pincushion or Vaalkreupelhout (Afrikaans)

  • This species falls into the group known as 'tree pincushions'.
  • It grows into a large, rounded tree, 3 - 5 m tall, 3 - 6 m across.
  • Flowers are a bright, stunning yellow & flowering occurs from August to December
  • Grows in granite and sandstone soils on dry, rocky slopes.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn
  • This species is suitable for growing in pots.
  • The flowers are beautiful as cut flowers and last very well.
  • This plant will attract birds to your garden.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Leucospermum praecox

Commonly known as Mossel Bay pincushion or Large tufted pincushion

  • Falls into group of wide-tubed pincshions
  • This is a large shrub, growing to 3m tall.
  • It bears large, yellow flowers in winter, with persistent styles that turn orange in spring.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9.
  • It is lovely as cut flower.
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Leucospermum glabrum

Commonly known as Outeniqua pincushion

  • A large, rounded shrub / tree growing to 2.5m tall and 1.5m across.
  • This pincushion belongs to the group of tree pincushions.
  • The flowers are large & spherical, about 100 mm in diameter. The tips are orange/yellow and the rest is a deep red.
  • It is extremely attractive as a cut flower with its dark green glossy leaves.
  • It flowers in late spring to early summer.
  • It is adaptable to many soil types and climates and is more resistant to frost than most other leucospermums.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Leucospermum oleifolium

Commonly known as Overberg pincushion

  • A lovely compact shrub growing to about 1m tall.
  • The flower-heads are smallish and grow in clusters (as seen in picture).
  • This species flowers from spring to summer, with the flowers being yellow in colour and changing to crimson as they age.
  • They are beautiful as cut flowers and eye catching as a garden feature, especially for the smaller gardens.
  • They enjoy sandy, acidic soils.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Leucospermum cordifolium

Commonly known as pincushion or Speldekussing (Afrikaans) or Bobbejaanklou (Afrikaans)

  • This is the most popular and easy to grow pincushion.
  • It is a rounded, spreading shrub growing up to 1.5m in height with a spread of 2m.
  • The flowers range in colour from shades of red, orange to bright yellow.
  • It flowers in the summer and is an exceptionally attractive plant for any garden.
  • It is a very strong grower, is hardy and is a wonderfully long lasting and showy cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
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Leucospermum tottum

Commonly known as Ribbon pincushion or Vuurhoutjies (Afrikaans)

  • Leucospermum tottum grows to a height of 1.5m and spread of upto 2m - and has many, many branches and hence flowers when in flower.
  • This is one of the few leucospermums that has flowers that are pink in colour - they have large pale pink to darker pink flowerheads that are very attractive.
  • It is wonderful as a cut flower - flowering from spring to mid summer.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Leucospermum reflexum var. luteum

Commonly known as Rocket pincushion, Perdekop

  • Grows to 3m shrub with small grey leaves
  • This cultivar produces flowers that are yellow and styles bent backwards (reflexing)
  • They flower in Spring and Summer.
  • Best sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9.
  • Very attractive garden specimen and will attract birds to your garden
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Leucospermum reflexum var. reflexum

Commonly known as Rocket pincushion, Sky rocket pincushion or Perdekop (Afrikaans)

  • It is widely cultivated, growing up to a size of 4x4m.
  • This species belongs to the group of fireworks pincushions.
  • It comes in a bright flame red color as well as yellow (Leucospermum reflexum var.luteum).
  • During its flowering cycle, the lower rows of styles straighten and point downwards giving the flower its rocket-like appearance.
  • It flowers from spring to early summer and is excellent as a cut flower with its bright distinctive flowers, long, straight stems and extended vase life.
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Leucospermum formosum

Commonly known as Silverleaf-wheel pincushion

  • A large, erect grey, hairy- leafed shrub growing to 2-3m tall.
  • The flower-heads are large and appear in spring, with the flowers being a pale to bright yellow colour, and the longish styles turning away from the centre after opening, giving it a Catherine- wheel appearance.
  • It is one of the group of fireworks pincushions
  • They are excellent for flower arranging and eye catching, especially for the medium to larger gardens.
  • They enjoy well drained, acidic soils.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Leucospermum catherinae

Commonly known as the 'catherine wheel pincushion'

  • This species is one of the most stunning of the 'firework pincushions'.
  • It grows into an erect shrub, up to 3m tall and with a spread of 2.5m.
  • The flowerhead is depressed-globose, but disc-shaped when mature and is orange to coppery bronze in color.
  • The styles point around in a circle giving its Catherine wheel appearance.
  • Leaves are blue-grey with distinctive red tips.
  • Grows in sandstone soils along stream edges.
  • Flowering occurs from spring to early summer.
  • It is one of the larger leucospermums and is stunning as an accent plant in a large garden.
  • It is fairly hardy and the mature plants are failry frost tolerant.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
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Leucospermum cuneiforme

Commonly known as Wart-stemmed pincushion or Luisiesbos (Afrikaans)

  • This multi – stemmed species grows into a lovely, bushy shrub with height and width of up to 2m.
  • The flowers are bright yellow and occur from late spring to early summer.
  • They are lovely as cut flowers.
  • It is an ideal specimen for a large garden with it's compact shape and showy and abundant flowers.
  • Sow seeds in autumn
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9
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Leucospermum bolusii

Commonly known as Gordon's Bay pincushion or Witluisiesbos (Afrikaans)

  • This species is an unusual leucospermum as it's colouring is creamy/white rather than the usual striking bright yellow or orange that the others generally are.
  • It grows into an erect rounded shrub to around 1.5m tall.
  • The flower-heads are small and creamy/white in colour, appearing in numerous clusters.
  • They exude a strong, sweet fragrance and are wonderful as cut flowers.
  • It flowers in late spring and is an attractive shrub for any garden, small or large.
  • They enjoy sandy, acidic soils and a position in full sun.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Should be sown in autumn and do well in coastal gardens.
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Leucospermum gueinzii

Commonly known as Kloof fountain Pincushion

  • Grows to 2.5m shrub, looks similar to Leucospermum grandiflorum.
  • Produces red flowers in summer.
  • Prefers a moister habitat to most leucospermums.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA Zone 9.
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