Leucadendrons in the Valley--any experience?
Have you grown, or know someone who has grown, Leucadedron plants in the Valley? Any long-term information on success or failure?
I did another leap-before-I-look and purchased two different Leucadendrons a couple of weeks ago (protea relatives) and have planted them in my garden here in Scottsdale. So far so good, but of course it's very, very early. :)
One is a hybrid and one is L. salignum and both are listed as hardy enough to at least trial here (heat tolerance data is harder to find), so I'd love to hear if anyone has tried them or has experience with them in the warm-winter areas of AZ. I do know they cannot tolerate fertilizers with high levels of phosphorous, so I'll keep that in mind for sure.
If you have, or know of, personal experiences with them (good or bad) in AZ, please don't be shy. I do grow tons of reliably excellent performers for our area, but it's also fun to test-drive some fringe cases now and then too.
In the meantime, wish mine luck, LOL.