Leucadendron argenteum


An evergreen, conical or columnar tree. The pointed, grey-green foliage has a silvery hue due to many fine white silky hairs. Flowers are not showy but are held in silvery bracts at branch ends in spring. Plant in well-drained, lightly acidic soil in an open, sunny position. If drainage is poor, plant on a sloping bank or raised bed. Avoid disturbing sensitive surface roots.