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Leucospermum oleifolium

   (Family: Proteaceae)
   
English: Overberg pincushion  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1 - 1.5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
              x x x x x
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Red
 
Orange
 
Yellow
Flower type
 
  Polinator
  insects
  Flower info
  The flowerheads open as a pale yellow, which soon turns orange and becomes a brilliant crimson with age.
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Hairy
Bark / Stem type
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
Sow seeds in Autumn
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Seed is sown at the end of February when the nights start to cool off
 
 
Description EDIT
Growing EDIT
The young seedlings or cuttings grow fast and are ready to be planted out after a year. Three years after sowing the plants will produce their first flowers.
Distribution EDIT
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