Intricate, delicate, fascinating... these are words that spring to mind when I think of Leucospermum flowers. Their common name, pincushion flower, certainly gives a resemblance of what they look like but when you really look at them they are so much more. Predominately native to South Africa these plants like a warm setting. Full sun is paramount and excellent drainage too so these guys don't get wet feet. These range from low growing ground covers to small trees and all have beautifully, colourful, pincushions at the end of their branches.
This is a rounded spreading shrub which will spread wider than it will get high. From Spring to Summer large orange pincushion like flowers are produced terminally either singly or in clusters. Likes full sun and will tolerate mild frost and coastal conditions. Evergreen
Colour: Orange Habit: Rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 2m
Produces long stems of salmon red flowers that are excellent for picking from Spring into Summer. Florist love them. A dense bush that can be kept compact through picking and pruning. Likes full sun and good drainage. Evergreen
Colour: Orange / Red Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm
An excellent evergreen shrub with vibrant yellow pincushion flowers in spring. Ideal coastal plant suited to light free draining soils in the sun. Great cut flowers. Trim back after flowering to maintain shape and size.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright mounding Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5mx1.5m
An attractive plant bearing striking sulphur yellow flowers in mid-late Spring.Excellent for picking.Prune back after flowering to enhance flowering for next season. Likes well draind acidic soils in full sun. Excellent coastal plant. Evergreen
Colour: Yellow Habit: Erect spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
An attractive new hybrid with lovely stems of terminal off yellow flowers in late spring. Has a neat tidy growth habit. Ideally suited to open sunny situations in a free draining acidic soil. Prune back well after flowering to enhance flower production next season.
A large spreading shrub. Produces many terminal pink flowers on robust stems in spring, early summer. Flower stems are excellent for picking. Plants should be pruned back after flowering to enhance flowering next season. Likes well drained acidic soil in full sun. Excellent coastal plant. Evergreen
Colour: Pink Habit: Erect spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
A rounded shrub belonging to the Protea family. The branches are covered in a smooth grey bark and has small inverted lance shaped greyish leaves. The flower heads are usually dark orange and face downwards during flowering. Flowers appear October to December.Evergreen and a great lover of hot and dry.
Colour: Dark Orange Habit: Bushy Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm