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Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird - Nodding Pincushion

Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird Yellow Bird is both a beauty and a challenge for many Southern California gardens. Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird grows to 3-4 feet tall and twice that width. Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird blooms from late Spring into Summer, with long lasting blooms that work well as cut flowers. Now for the challenging parts. Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird comes from parts of South Africa where the soil chemistry is far more acid and the minimum temperatures are much less of a factor. Well drained soil helps, but if plants are kept on the dry side with some soil slope it can work. Full sun helps but Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird will tolerate partial shade. Correcting the soil or water pH may be necissary. Keeping Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird in a garden that stays above 28°F is pretty crucial, though the plants have lignotubers and are sometimes capable of coming back from fire, frost, or crazy drought.

Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird, Nodding Pincushion

Spidery yellow flowers of Leucospermum cordifolium Yellow Bird - Nodding Pincushion. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.