Leonotis leonurus | Lions Tail
Leonotis leonurus | Lions Tail
Leonotis leonurus | Lions Tail

Leonotis leonurus | Lions Tail

Regular price$16.00
Tax included.
perfect for pollinators
Hard to find, the Lions Tail (or Lions Ear) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that is a native of South Africa.

Lion’s Tail is an evergreen shrub growing from 1.5 - 2 metres tall and about 1.5 metre wide. The dark green leaves are held in opposite positions on the square stem with the leaves decreasing in size from the base to the top which are aromatic when crushed. The long tubular flowers are a beautiful fuzzy bright orange and they are grouped in tiered whorls which go around the stem, rising up the plant to above the foliage in attractive clusters. Fabulous for use in floral work.

They are highly ornamental and blooms profusely in late summer or sometimes throughout the year in warmer climates. Prefers a full sun position although it will cope with some shade, but we find drainage is important as they definitely do not like wet feet. Drought tolerant once established but does prefer continued moisture so we mulch ours. Should be pruned after flowering and responds well to pruning to keep bushy and well-groomed and we are quite hard on ours. Plants do tend to yellow and drop as the weather cools down but will regrow when the weather warms up.

It can cope with temperatures to around -5 degrees celsius but in cold areas the plants should definitely be mulched to protect the crown. Loved by butterflies and bees. Fabulous in a cottage garden, coastal garden or mediterranean style garden. Can also be grown in a pot.

If you love it, don't wait as long as we do have some but not huge numbers yet!

Please note that these plants do have yellowing leaves with the cooler weather.

Height 1.5m - 2m x 1.5m Wide

Pot Size: 1 Litre
We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
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    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

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    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
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