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Cone Bushes

Leucadendron spp.

Also known as

Cone Bush

Mimetes cucullatus by Dwergenpaartje (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2.2m

1m

Min

75cm

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Cone Bushes Overview

The genus Leucadendron contains around 84 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees, in the Proteaceae family. These plants are endemic to South Africa. They have spirally-arranged leaves, sometimes covered in silky hairs, and dense clusters of flowers often surrounded by showy bracts. On female plants, the flowers are followed by woody cone-like seed heads, hence these plants are commonly known as Cone Bushes or Cone Bush. Members of this genus are extensively cultivated and hybridised with many varieties available. They are best grown under glass but may survive in mild climates given shelter and Winter protection.

How to propagate Cone Bushes

Seed

Seed in spring.

Other uses of Cone Bushes

Grown for their flower heads from autumn to spring and for their foliage.

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