Leucadendron tinctum

Originating from South Africa, Leucadendron Tinctum, commonly called ‘Golden Tip’ or ‘Sunset” Conebush’, is a striking evergreen shrub. Its glossy green leaves, accented with vibrant red and gold edges, form a compact, upright plant that reaches about 1.5 meters in height. The real showstoppers, however, are the cone-like inflorescences at branch ends. These feature coloured bracts in shades of yellow, orange, and red, creating a captivating contrast against the foliage. This plant thrives in well-draining soil with ample sunlight and moderate watering, making it a popular choice for gardens seeking a touch of unique beauty.

plant dimensions

Height: 1.5m

Width: 1.5m


Full Sun

water usage

Low Water Use

flowering time


frost tolerance

Low frost tolerance

soil type

Well drained acidic soil, pH (5.5)

suitable for

Home Garden, Pots