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PROTEA Leucadendron

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Genus of 80 species of medium-sized shrubs and small trees from varied habitats (sea plains to mountain slopes) in dry and moist sites in South Africa

Grown for their dense, cone-like, terminal clusters of flowers surrounded by colourful bracts

Being dioecious, male and female plants are required for fruiting cones to develop.

In warm, dry areas grow in a courtyard garden or against a sunny wall.

Large specimens can be spectacular.

 

  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - in warm, dry areas
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites under glass
  • Place of origin - South Africa
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer

Buy Varieties of PROTEA Leucadendron

PROTEA Leucadendron argenteum

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Commonly known as: Cape silver tree.
Soft shiny silver leaves with velvety hairs and silver cone-shaped flowers. Endangered in the wild in South Africa
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'

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Unusual deep bronzed-brown foliage
£25.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush'

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Bluish foliage and burgundy red flower bracts
£25.00 each 

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'  AWARD

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Upright grower producing long reddish stems of butter-yellow tulip-like bracts which become tipped in crimson in winter
£20.00 each 
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PROTEA Leucadendron 'Jester'

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Variegated leaves and red bracts
£25.00 each 

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'  AWARD

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Hardy to about -6°C in ideal conditions.This variety has a medium sized bract (flower) which is brilliant red and provides a colourful winter or spring display
£25.00 each 
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PROTEA Leucadendron 'Sixteen Candles'

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Spectacular pink with cream
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Winter Red'

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Deep pink-red and cream bracts. Leaves turn purple in winter
£20.00 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2022 - When fresh stock arrives

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