Leucospermum 'veldfire', Veldfire pincushion
Leucospermum 'veldfire', Veldfire pincushion
Leucospermum 'veldfire', Veldfire pincushion
Leucospermum 'veldfire', Veldfire pincushion

Leucospermum 'veldfire', Veldfire pincushion

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Veldfire Pincushion

A medium sized evergreen shrub that grows up to six feet tall by eight feet wide with large with dark green leaves that have red dentations at the leaf tip. From gray cone-like structures emerge the four inch wide flower heads with yellow erect anthers and red "ribbons" that bloom from late winter through spring into early summer.  The name for the genus is derived from the Greek word 'leukos' meaning "white" and 'sperma' meaning "seed".  This plant is considered to be a hybrid between the Ember Pincushion, Leucospermum glabrumand the Grey Tree Pincushion, L. conocarpodendron.  Though this hybrid reportedly originated in South African, it was first introduced in New Zealand at the Horticultural Research Centre at Levine, near the southern tip of the North Island, through an exchange program between them and the University of Hawaii. 

Plant in full sun 

- Best in well-drained soil

- Drought tolerant

- Hardy up to 26 degrees

-Native to South Africa