Leucadendron salignum 'Winter Red' at UCSC Arboretum

Leucadendron salignum ‘Winter Red’

The plant growing at UCSC Arboretum is at least 6′ tall and 10′ wide, much larger than any of the online descriptions state. It does have a fairly compact form and the bract coloration is a cherry red with a yellow cone.

Photos

  • Leucadendron salignum 'Winter Red' at UCSC Arboretum
    Leucadendron salignum 'Winter Red' at UCSC Arboretum

Cultivation Notes

All the usual stuff for Protea family plants. Full sun, well drained soil, drought tolerant once established, no phosphorus.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21030

Found in Compost Heap,

Perished in the cold winter of 2022.

We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.

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Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Species: salignum

Variety: Winter Red

Height: 5ft to 10ft

Spread: 3ft to 5ft and 5ft to 10ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Nutrient Poor Soil
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Winter
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F

Resistant to Deer.

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