Add flair with striking foliage
Foliage colour is an easy way to provide long lasting, eye-catching focal points in the garden.
Leucadendrons are very attractive, hardy shrubs in the protea family that are valued for their colourful 'bracts', which are modified leaves that surround a small flower. The range of leucadendrons available is extensive and includes plants with stunning burgundy, red, silver, yellow or lime green colouring.
Leucadendron 'Pot of Gold' is a lovely variety from Ausflora Pacific with striking variegated foliage and beautiful buttery yellow blooms in spring.
Here are some tips to help keep your leucadendrons looking fantastic:
Feeding: Leucadendrons will appreciate a feed at the beginning of autumn and spring with Dynamic Lifter.
Pruning: To keep compact and tidy, prune after flowering.
Vase display: 30-50cm stems can also be used as cut 'flowers' that will last for several weeks. They look particularly beautiful when teamed with proteas in a vase.