Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf'

Leucadendron ‘Red Dwarf’

Leucadendron

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf'
  • Common name: Leucadendron
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

A member of the protea family, Leucadendron are evergreen trees and shrubs, bearing cone-like flowers surrounded by leafy, sometimes colourful bracts. 

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Leucadendron ‘Red Dwarf’ is a sport of ‘Safari Sunset’. It has smaller leaves than those of ‘Safari Sunset’ and its bracts develop a deeper red colour, which lasts well into autumn. 

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Like all Leucadendron, grow ‘Red Dwarf’ in well-drained, acidic soiling full sun. Hardy down to -8°, you may need to offer protection in winter. Alternatively, grow in a container which you can move under glass when temperatures start to dip. As an insurance, take semi-ripe cuttings in summer, with a little bottom heat to get them off to a good start.

How to grow Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy, tender
  • Soil type: Acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf' and wildlife

Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf' poisonous?

Leucadendron 'Red Dwarf' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People