This is the celebrated Silver Tree of South Africa. In the Cape of Good Hope it grows to a height of about thirty feet. It gets its name from its leaves which are of a soft silvery-white color and densely covered with white silky hairs. It does well in light loam and must have a warm sheltered situation where it becomes, when in health, a very striking object. Leucadendron argenteum, the best of the species, should be more commonly seen as it forms a handsome tree.
Propagate by seeds secured from South Africa; plant them one quarter of an inch deep as soon as received from their native locality; start them in a warm greenhouse and be very careful not to overwater them.