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.
A striking hybrid producing attractive vibrant red and cream bracts in mid winter. Has quite a vigourous habit with the long stems being excellent for cutflower. Suited to open sunny situations in free draining acidic soils. This is a useful coastal plant. Prune to shape and size mid Spring.
Avoid fertilisers but will respond well to compost or peat.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
A lovely little evergreen shrub which provides some welcome colour in the winter months with stems of large creamy white flower bracts. Great for floral work. Happiest in a sunny well drained position in deep acid soil. Protect from harsh frost.
Colour: Cream Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 1m
Brighten up winter gardens with this fabulous foliage shrub with stems of colourful bracts in a warm creamy yellow shade flushed with red. Happiest growing in a sunny spot - prefers well drained acid soil and protection from harsh frost. Evergreen.
Do not be tempted to fertilize your Leucadendron with artificial fertilizers that have phosphate or high nitrogen as it will give them a fatal case of indigestion.
Colour: Cream / Red Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
If you've got a hot dry spot in the garden that needs some permanent colour then this compact evergreen shrub could be the plant for you. Stems of leathery foliage topped off with flower bracts that turn from yellow that turn red in early spring that are perfect for picking. Protect from harsh frost. Groundcover.
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Groundcover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm