Leucadendrons is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae. They are in the Proteaceae family like Waratahs, Banksias and Grevilleas.
Lovely, small growing shrub. Brilliant display of red bracts which intensify during cooler weather
Masses of red flowers bracts
Prefers a well drained, acidic soil. Will tolerate light frosts and coastal conditions. Prune after flowering and fertilise sparingly with an acidic fertiliser. This plant has a moderate water requirement once established.
The bracts make excellent cut flowers. The compact nature of the bush make it ideal for small hedges, general landscaping and looks great in a decorative pot.
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Max Height: 150 cm
- Size: 1.5m x 1m.
- Position: Full sun.
- Water Rating: 3
- Synonyms: None known