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Water Wise Plants

Leucadendron salignum ‘Golden Tip’

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Common Name
Plant Type
Mature Size
4'-6' high x 4'-8' wide
Water Requirements
Moderate: water weekly until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full sun
Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Leucadendron salignum ‘Golden Tip’ is a structurally striking, upright shrub, with branches tipped with bright yellow bracts from winter into spring. Leaves are green but pick up a yellow hue during bloom time. Although considered drought tolerant, Leucadendrons require more water than most water wise plants. Even well-established plants can die during hot summers without enough water.

PADG notes: This plant is watered every three weeks, but this is at the edge of their tolerance in the garden. They require little extra maintenance.

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