Willow Cone Bush

Leucadendron Salignum

Photo: Willow Cone Bush

General description

Leucadendron salignum 'Blush' (Willow Cone Bush) - Evergreen shrub to 3-5 feet tall by 3-6 feet wide with bright red new foliage and stems and flower bracts (female flower) that start deep reddish purple and age to bright red with cream highlights during winter months. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to around 20-25 ° F. It has a similar look as Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' but is more compact with darker colors and tends to flush showy new growth more often. A great plant for the garden and for flower arrangements. This selection was made in 1993 and registered in South Africa in 1996 and noted for its fall-into-winter foliage color and later winter flowering. Our thanks to Christopher Chaney or Mesa Ranch Nursery for pointing out the attributes of this very fine cultivar.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Leucadendron salignum 'Blush'.

Plant requirements

Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F


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1 cm
Full sun