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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8b. Sunset climate zone 5

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Leucadendron galpinii is Blooming

It's January, and I have one of the most unusual blooms in my garden as shown below. 



Leucadendron galpinii, Silver Cone Galpin's Conebush.  It can reach a good size (6-8' H X 4-6' W) if grown in the ground, but I have it in a terracotta container in front of the house where I can see its light-green foliage and these unusual silver-grey flower cones.
Bushy, healthy plant with upright stems and narrow soft needle-like leaves. And, it's evergreen!
This is a female plant. Male plants are said to have pom-pom flowerheads that are yellow in color.
At the Valley Nursery, where I bought it, it was marked as a border plant. We are in zone 8b. 
For some winter protection, I placed it close to the big fir tree and other plant containers, where it's easy to throw a cover on the plants if needed. Recent mild winters didn't pose any danger to it so far.
This is July 2019 picture:


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