This is an eye-catchingly beautiful tree. Being of medium size and bearing iridescent silver, softly-hairy leaves, the foliage is often seen in floral arrangements. The Leucadendron argenteum is suited to most well-drained soils and will also grow in clay and in partially rocky areas if nurtured until established. Being an upright growing tree the branches are covered in the lance-shaped leaves up to 15cm long and the silver sheen is caused by the thousands of soft hairs which also gives the appearance they are fringed. They are more silver in hot dryer weather. The Silver tree prefers a sheltered position although it needs good air circulation.