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Products > Leucadendron argenteum
 
Leucadendron argenteum - Silver Tree
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 25-40 feet
Width: 15-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Leucadendron argenteum (Silver Tree) - This is a strikingly beautiful accent tree with large (4 1/2 to 6 inches long by 2 inches wide) soft, silky, shimmering, silvery-green-gray, lance-shaped foliage. It is an evergreen, short-lived tree that can grow 25-40 feet tall and about 20 feet wide. Older, mature branches are spreading and irregularly shaped with gray bark. The bloom is inconsequential - the female plant sometimes forms a small cone. Plant in full sun with very good drainage and some summer watering. It can be touchy ! Protect from dry wind. It is hardy to short duration temperatures to about 24 degrees F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Leucadendron argenteum.
 
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