Leucadendron discolor 'Pom pom'
Common Names: Piketberg conebush
Origin: South Africa
Type: Evergreen Shrub
Size: 6 ft. high, 7 ft. wide.
Flowers: Showy fragrant flower clusters (inflorescence) on male plants are red with gold bracts 4 in. across, late spring-early summer; leaves are gray-green, oval.
Uses: Cut flowers, color, screen, background, containers.
Wildlife: Nectar, pollen. Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates most well-drained soils. Mulch to protect surface roots. No mushroom compost.
Water: Low to medium. Insure drainage.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Prune hard for cut flowers to shape and keep bushy and erect.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Do not use phosphorous fertilizer on proteas. Don’t cultivate around plant. Male and female flowers occur on separate plants. Bracts on female flowers develop into conelike seed clusters. Hardy to 25° F.