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Water Wise Plants

Leucadendron salignum ‘Red Wing’

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Common Name
Plant Type
Mature Size
3'-4' high x 4'-6' 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 ‘Red Wing’ is smaller than most leucadendrons and has deep red bracts from winter into spring. The green leaves pick up a red hue during bloom proving beautiful contrast in the mixed garden bed. 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: The plants are watered every three weeks at the Demonstration Garden, but this is right at the edge of their tolerance in the garden. They require little extra maintenance.


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