Leucadendron galpinii E.Phillips & Hutch.

Hairless Conebush, Scythe-leaf Protea, Silver-cone Conebush, Silver-tops Conebush

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Leucadendron

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: Hardy to 20 to 25F

Size: To 6 to 8' tall and 5' wide

Exposure: Sun


Slender branches, finely pubescent. Linear foliage to 1.75" long, narrow, soft, silvery-grey. Male flowers yellow, round, females have a silvery cone. Well-drained soil.

See Protea Atlas Project for photographs.


Published in Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 5(1): 535 in 1912.

Native to South Africa.


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