Although Leucadendrons are native to South Africa they are grown world wide wherever a warm niche in a garden can be found. Having come from a hot climate these plants thrive in the hot spots of your garden, no frosts for these guys, they love the heat. Drought tolerant and low maintenance when the right conditions are achieved. Stunningly colourful with each stalk ending in a brightly coloured inflorescence. Leucadendrons usually reach up to aprox 1.2-1.8m high and wide. They like very well drained, acid soil and a quick cut back after flowering to maintain their shape and size. Flowers are great for picking and last well in the vase.
This small, upright, evergreen shrub is at its most delightful in winter when the flower bracts are a gorgeous shade of warm cream. Just lovely in a vase. Happiest in a sunny well drained position in acid soil. Protect from harsh frost.
Avoid fertilisers but will respond well to compost or peat.
Colour: Cream / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
This medium, upright, evergreen shrub is just stunning in winter when the flower bracts are a gorgeous shade of soft cream. Just lovely in a vase. Happiest in a sunny well drained position in acid soil. Will add colour to any garden.
Likes it be more on the dry side. Can be used as a specimen or in group plantings.
A stunning Leucadendron that looks good all year round. Stems of brilliant flame red flower bracts make a real statement and are irresistible for picking. Deserves a prominent position in a warm sheltered spot in the garden. Prefers acid soil and protection from harsh frost. Evergreen.
Leucadendrons are low nutrient plants i.e. they don't like a lot of fertilizer especially those with nitrogen and phosphate. If in doubt leave it out.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m