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Leucadendron Catalog

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Leucadendron modestum

Commonly known as Roughleaf conebush

  • This species grows to 0.6m with narrow leaves into a small compact shrub
  • Produces small yellow flowers in spring with red tinged light green bracts.
  • Popular species for flower arrangements.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron xanthoconus

Commonly known as Sickleleaf Conebush

  • This species grows into a dense shrub between 1 to 2m with soft narrow sickle-shaped leaves.
  • The flowers occuring in spring have bright yellow involucral leaves and produce silvery cones.
  • Sow seeds in autumn. 
  • Flowerin occurs 3 years from seed germination.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron nervosum

Commonly known as Silkypuff Conebush

  • Grows into 1.5m tall shrub.
  • Considered rare.
  • Is an attractive silver shrub with hairy leaves, coloured involucral leaves.
  • Shaggy white hairs around flowers in Spring.
  • Sow Autumn.
  • USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron argenteum

Commonly known as Silver Tree

  • Grows into a spectacular 10m tree, with large silver leaves.
  • Flowers in spring.
  • It produces beautiful large cones.
  • Excellent cut foliage - grey to sliver - very popular with florists.
  • This species grows on moist slopes in granite clay.
  • It is endemic to Table Mountain
  • Unfortunately, it can be unpredictable in cultivation.

Leucadendron tinctum

Commonly known as Spicy Conebush, Toffie-appel

  • This species grows into 1.3m low shrub with oblong grey green leaves with rounded tips.
  • The male flowerhead is yellow and the female a shiny maroon.
  • Flowering occurs in  winter and cones have spicy odour.
  • This is a favoured garden plant as puts on stunning display.
  • Sow in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron rubrum

Commonly known as Spinningtop Conebush, Tolletjiesbos

  • Grows to elegant shrub of 2.5m
  • The male plants have many small narrow flower-heads
  • The female cones are green with red edges to bracts, very attractive
  • This is a very adaptable conebush
  • It provides excellent long lasting cut foliage.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.



Leucadendron chamelaea

Commonly known as Witsenberg Conebush

  • Grows to 2m, with very narrow leaves. 
  • Grows into sparsely branched shrub
  • Flowers have bright yellow involucral bracts
  • Flowers in Spring.
  • Is popular as a cut flower
  • This is an endangered species.
  • Sow seeds in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron sessile

Western sun conebush, Tolbos

  • This species grows to 1.5m into a stout sbrub.
  • When young the involucral leaves are yellow but turn red in older plants.
  • Flowers in spring.
  • Very attractive species.
  • Tolerates a wide variety of soil types.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron gandogeri seed

Grows to 1.6m with elliptic, smooth, shiny leaves.

In spring the large top leaves turn bright yellow, flushed with orange and red.

Sow in Autumn. USDA Zone 8.

Female Leucadendron Gandogeri plant showing cones$0.15

Leucadendron salignum

Commonly known as Common Sunshine Conebush, Geelbos

  • Grows to 2m, a multi-stemmed plant with persistent rootstock.
  • Leaves hairless, not shiny.
  • Flowers vary in color from creamy yellow to red to deep gold.
  • Flowers in spring to summer and has a yeasty odour.
  • Grows in a wide range of soil types, from sea-level to 2000m.
  • A very variable species.
  • Can also be grown in pots.
  • Easy to grow and adaptable
  • Sow in autumn
  • Gardy to USDA zone 8

Leucadendron concavum

  • Grows to 1.5 m, with small oval furry leaves.
  • Cream flowers in Spring, and produces distinctive cones with dense hairs.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA Zone 8.