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Updated: Oct 2, 2020

Christmas Bouquet containing leucadendron safari sunset, flame coloured roses and hypericum
This bouquet is not for the faint-hearted with it's large bright orange roses, red hypericum berries and leucodendron.


I love, love, love wedding bouquets of all shapes, sizes and colours. Those that cause me to take a second look are the ones that I like most of all. Especially when the foliage and flowers create interesting textures and shapes that cause my eyes to dance over every facet. That's what I call a bouquet with attitude.

There are a lot of visibly unique flowers out there for you to choose from that will provide you with plenty of visual interest. We can't look at them all in this blog, but we can make a start with the lovely leucadendron otherwise known as the conebush.


A few months ago I was singing the praises of big blooms. Among the list of flowers that I promoted was the protea flower.

The protea is a bloom that I find so enormously, exquisite and exciting. Well here I am again, this time waxing lyrical about the lovely Leucadendron, a member of the same family of flowers.


They are slim, yet so statuesque. Long, though not necessarily lean. Their spiky, waxy, many leaved stems are actually enough to add attitude and interest to any bouquet, but to top it all off there is a hidden gem nestling in the uppermost bracts; just waiting patiently off stage to make a grand entrance from behind the draped curtains of a lavish stage production.

Where were these flowers when I was getting married in the 80's?

You may call me over dramatic, but that’s the way I feel about this particular member of the protea family.


You can use the Leucadendron in your bouquet when the flower at the top is close to opening.

Alternatively use it purely for the foliage which comes in colours ranging from greens, to reds and purples. Either way it will be a very effective and attractive addition to your bridal bouquet.

There are quite a few leucadendron for you to choose from. I’m focussing on those with a red hue only. Check out the list below.

  • Strawberries and Cream

  • Red Gem

Leucadendron Red Gem
  • Burgundy Sunset

  • Safari Sunset

Leucadendron, Safari Sunset
  • Wilsons Wonder

  • Blush

  • Duet

  • Jester March

  • Katie's Blush

  • Blush Multi

Leucadendron Bouquet (Pinterest)

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the flowers in the list above are only available during spring or the autumn and winter months, so before you set your heart on a particular one I would suggest you do a little research in order to avoid the disappointment of not being able to use your first choice. Happy hunting!

Image Update Below 2/10/2020

Look at those absolutely beautiful red stems! I was fortunate enough to be able to find 2 Leucodenrons of contrasting colours to design this centrepiece, and the ruby red spray roses just take it to another level.

Hopefully PC Creations Leeds has inspired you to take a second look at the lovely leucadendron.

It's an ideal flower to use to create focal interest within your brides bouquet, therefore I hope you won't write it off just because it doesn't possess blousy petals, and is without any distinctive fragrance. It is still able to pack enough punch to enhance your wedding flowers.

PC Creations Leeds wishes you every success in the planning of your wedding flowers for your special day.

Brides Bouquets With Attitude - Part 2 is coming soon. We will be looking further at the leucodendron and flowers that are similar.

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