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Leucadendron - Conebushes

Native to South Africa, Leucadendron are small evergreen trees and shrubs prized for their spectacular, cone-like clusters of flowers surrounded by large, leaf-like, often colorful bracts. Male and female flowers are carried on separate plants and are both needed to produce fruiting cones. The genus includes about 80 species, most provide excellent winter color in gardens. The flower stems are great in fresh and dried arrangements too.

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Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (Conebush)

A favorite of florists and gardeners, award-winning Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' (Conebush) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with rich, deep-red bracts forming at the tips of exceptionally long stems (over 3ft. or 1m) in late summer. Ready for picking and cutting in the fall and winter, the showy bracts of the female flowers add further beauty to the plant as they spread open to reveal a cream center

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Leucadendron 'Safari Sunshine' (Conebush)

Particularly beautiful, Leucadendron 'Safari Sunshine' or 'Jester' (Conebush) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with showy red bracts surrounding creamy yellow cones in late winter to spring. Borne at the stem tips, they rise above the variegated foliage of narrow leaves, a lovely blend of green, pink and cream.

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Leucadendron salignum 'Summer Red' (Conebush)

Tough and eye-catching, Leucadendron salignum 'Summer Red' is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub grown for its attractive bracts and dazzling foliage of narrow leaves, turning vibrant red in spring and summer before fading to pale green. Often mistaken for flowers, leathery red and cream bracts surround cones at the branch tips.

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Leucadendron salignum 'Winter Red' (Conebush)

Tough and eye-catching, Leucadendron salignum 'Winter Red' is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub grown for its attractive bracts and dazzling foliage of narrow leaves, turning intense purplish-red in the cooler months. Often mistaken for flowers, leathery red and cream bracts surround cones at the branch tips. These bracts are long-lasting and stunning in fresh and dried arrangements.

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