Leucadendron salignum Berg.

Narrow Gold Tips

Shrubs to 2 m tall. Leaves to about 5.5 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, oblanceolate to linear, pointed, twisted below, dull. Female flower cluster 1-1.5 cm long, the floral bracts densely hairy.

S Africa (Cape).

Multiple-stemmed base (like L. spissifolium) but has rather waxy-blue, not shining, leaves.

Source: Spencer, R.; Molyneux, B.; Mathews, D. (2002). Proteaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Leucadendron salignum 'Fireglow'

A groundcover with yellow bracts turning red; spring. Released by Proteaflora in 1986. It should be noted that 'Fire Glow' (two words) is a New Zealand-raised variant with small orange-red bracts.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Proteaceae
genus        Leucadendron R.Br.