If you are looking for high performance and low-maintenance plant all in one, Leucadendron Safari Sunset is the one for you. This spectacular Leucadendron variety has been hybridized to grow quickly and compactly.
Its red stalks and dark green leaves tinged with red are complemented by large, conspicuous bright red flowers that bloom in the height of fall and winter. The genus Leucadendron includes approximately 80 species of plants in the Proteaceae family native to South Africa.
The Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ is a favorite of gardeners and florists is an evergreen multi-stemmed shrub with vivid, deep red bracts forming exceptionally long stalks (over 1m or 3 feet) at the tips.
Ready to pick and prune in winter and fall, the conspicuous bracts of the female flowers add even more beauty to the plant when they open to reveal a cream-colored center from spring to late winter. The exotic flowers tower over the foliage of leathery, narrow, dark green leaves.
Perfect for use in easy-care gardens and aquifers, this tall, vigorous Leucadendron is an excellent choice for hedges, screens, or as an exhibition plant.