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Characteristics: Evergreen bushy shrub 2m
Seeds per packet: 5
An attractive fast growing bushy to 2 metres in height with long and narrow leaves which are covered in silky hairs that produce a shimmering silver effect when the wind blows. The vivid yellow flower heads are long lasting and popular in florist arrangements as are the cones of the female plant. A water loving species of the genus that is critically endangered in the wild.
Leucadendrons are dioecious, separate male and female plants. Both the male and female flowers occur in dense heads at the branch tips with the male flowers the most attractive, only the female flower will produces cones and seed.
Prefers a moist soil in a sunny position. Tolerant of periods of water logging.
The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C and there is difference of day and night temperatures of around 12°C.
If your summer is hot and dry and your winter is moderate and wet the best time to sow is autumn.
In colder climates with less harsh summers it is usually better to sow in spring.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended:
Members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.