Water Wise Plants
Rising Sun Conebush
6 ft. to 8 ft. tall and wide
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
We like the cultivar 'Rising Sun' because of its subtle coloring. From a design perspective, the brash colors of the some Leucadendron cultivars can be hard to incorporate into a garden.
Some Leucadendron can be frost tender but we have not had any problems with frost damage in the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden.
This Leucadendron has stayed small, so we have not had to prune it. The Leucadendron in our demonstration garden may have stayed small because the plant is on top of a gravel mound and receives limited water.
We recently removed Rising Sun from the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden because it had a bizarre twisting way of growing that we did not find attractive.