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Nodding Pincushion
Scientific Name: Leucospermum nutans R. Br.
Family: Proteaceae
Nodding Pincushion (Leucospermum  nutans) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 15-17,21-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, protect on frosty nights.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Shrub to 4 feet tall and 4 feet in diameter (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water


Pincushions are cultivated for the cut flower market. They are attractive but very fussy, requiring perfect drainage, as well as enough moisture. Phosphorus excess can kill them, so use nitrogen fertilizer only.

Blooming Habits:

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