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New plants arriving today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

New plants arriving today at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:

Dudleya brittonii
  • Aeonium arboretum ‘Luteovariegatum’
  • Aeonium ‘Pseudotabuliforme’ – Green Platters
  • Aloe juvenna – Tiger Tooth Aloe
  • Cleistocactus straussii – Silver Torch Cactus
  • Cyathea cooperi – Australian Tree Fern
  • Dudleya brittonii – Giant Chalk Dudleya
  • Echeveria ‘Violet Queen’ – Violet Queen Hens and Chicks (Echeveria elegans hybrid)
  • Echinocactus grusonii – Golden Barrel Cactus
  • Ferocactus glaucescens – Blue Barrel Cactus
  • Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ – Ebony Conebush
  • Leucadendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’ – Pom-pom Flame Tips
  • Mammillaria veluta subsp. gracilis – Cactus
  • Philadendron ‘Xanadu’ – Winterbourne Philadendron – House Plant
  • Phoenix roebelenii – 15 gallon Pygmy Date Palm
  • Sansevieria ‘Moonshine’ – Silver Snakeplant – House Plant
  • Stapelia sp. – Carrion Flower – Succulent
  • Vriesea philippo-coburgii ‘Rafael’ – Bromeliad
Leucadendron Ebony
Ferocactus glaucescens
Echinocactus grusonii

Leucadendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’ – South African Shrub

Leucandendron discolor 'Pom Pom'
Leucandendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’

Several South African Leucadendron are in full bloom here at Peacock Horticultural Nursery.  One of the more striking varieties is Leucadendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’.   This member of the Protea family ‘Pom Pom’ has many wonderful features including blue-gray leaves, cone shaped clusters of bright-red pollen surrounded by white to pale-yellow bracts, drought tolerance, and deer resistance too.  Leucadedrons make dramatic specimen plants in the landscape and the cut flowers are remarkably for their long vase life. 

Leacadendrons are fairly easy to grow in acidic, well drained soil in full to part sun.  ‘Pom Pom’ will ultimately reach about 7′ tall and 5′ wide, and are hardy to USDA zone 8.

Leucadendron discolor 'Pom Pom'

Leucadendron discolor ‘Pom Pom’

Other Leucadendrons available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery include:  Leacadendron ‘Jester’ with spectacular variegated foliage, L. ‘Pisa’ with bright yellow-green bracts, L. ‘Red Gem’, L. ‘Safari Sunset’, and L. salignum ‘Blush’.

 

 

Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’