This is an upright evergreen shrub that grows to 8 feet tall and about 5 feet wide. It has soft, narrow, silvery-gray leaves and red stems. Male flowers are yellow pompons and the female flowers are silvery-gray cones flushed with pink. The ones in the garden are female.
A useful and durable plant in the garden and the flowering cones are great in flower arrangements.
Pronunciation: lew-kuh-DEN-dron gal-PIN-ee-eye
Species Meaning: Named for Ernest Edward Galpin, 20th century South African banker, amateur botanist and plant collector.
Leucadendron galpinii is native to Australia.
Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.
These cuttings were obtained from Potomac Flowers and were blooming plants. Cuttings were taken 7/15.
2/21/21 – 11 cuttings were rooted and potted up.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: C2008
Found in Greenhouse,
Growing from cuttings.