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Leucadendron Catalog

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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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 discolor

Commonly known as Red Conebush, Piketberg Conebush, Rooitolbos

  • This is a medium sized plant growing to a height and width of around 1.5m.
  • The flowers on the male plant are stunning – they are bright red (as seen in picture) and although only last a few weeks, are definitely worthwhile for any garden.
  • The female flower is a very pretty creamy yellow color.
  •  They flower during early Spring.
  • It is a very easy species to grow and is adaptable to a wide range of climates and soils.
  • It is lovely as a cut flower or dried.
  • Sow in autumn
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8

Leucadendron strobilinum

Commonly known as Peninsula Conebush, Rotstolbos

  • This species grows to 2.6m forming a stout shrub with dark green leaves with red tips and ivory-white or silvery-yellow flowers
  • Flowering occurs in spring and large cones are produced
  • This plant prefers damp, rocky places.
  • It is a rare species.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • It is hardy to USDA Zone 8. 
  • It's a wonderful specimen for any fynbos garden

Leucadendron uliginosum

Commonly known as Outeniqua Conebush, Silverbos

  • Grows to around 2.3m, forming a bushy shrub.
  • The leaves are silvery with silky hairs.
  • Bracts are yellow to silver forming star-like formations from spring to early summer.
  • It flowers within 2 years from seed and is beautiful as a cut flower.
  • It enjoys well drained soil, in a sunny position and is resistant to most diseases.
  • It's easy to grow and hardy to USDA zone 8
  • Sow seeds in autumn

Leucadendron microcephalum

Commonly known as Oilbract conebush

  • This species grows to 1.5m into a  rounded shrub.
  • The flowers are yellow and flowering occurs in spring
  • This species has have brown oily bracts  - hence the common name
  • The fruits are heart-shaped.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron thymifolium

Commonly known as Malmesbury Conebush

  • This species grows to height of 2m
  • It is a sparsely branched slender shrub with oblong leaves that clasp the stem.
  • The flowers occur in wnter/spring producing a yeasty odour and although small, are conspicuous.
  • It will tolerate clay soils and is endangered in the wild.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron linifolium

Commonly known as Line-leaf conebush, Duineknoppiesbos

  • This species grows to 2m, with many erect slender branches and glabrous leaves.
  • Flowering occurs  in Spring - with small yellow flowerheads
  • Produces globose, greyish cones.
  • Grows in acidic and alkali soil.
  • Popular cut flower and filler with florists.
  • Sow seeds in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron album

Commonly known as Linear-leaf Conebush

  • This erect, evergreen species grows upto 2m into a neat shrub
  • It has linear, silvery white, velvety leaves with silky hairs,
  • Flowering occurs in Summer - the mature cones are silvery pink and  very attractive.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron meridianum

Commonly known as Limestone conebush

  • This species grows to 2m with abundant  narrow leaves with short hairs.
  • Involucral leaves are bright yellow with silver cones. 
  • Flowering occers from July to August
  • Grows inacidic or alkaline soil.
  • Does well in coastal gardens
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.

Leucadendron procerum

Commonly known as Ivory conebush

  • This species grows to 3m with many branches.
  • Involucral leaves are pale green to ivory.
  • Males have red globose flowers in spring.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8.