Did you know that Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum) has been called "living chrome" because of its shiny, silvery foliage that looks metallic and feels like silk?
Silver Tree - Leucadendron argenteum
Leucadendron argenteum (Silver tree, Silver leaf tree, Afrikaans: Witteboom, or Silwerboom) is an endangered species in the family Proteaceae, endemic
only to Table Mountain, a small area of the Cape Peninsula, in and around the city of Cape Town, South Africa. The Silver Tree is a protected tree in South Africa.
The name Leucadendron is from the Greek, leukos, meaning white, and dendron, tree. This genus is named after and based on the silver tree, from its common name witteboom, meaning white tree, as it was known in the 1690s when the genus was first named. The species name argenteum is Latin and means silver, silvery or ornamented with silver, referring to its striking silver foliage.
It's been called "living chrome" because
of its shiny, silvery foliage that looks metallic and feels like silk!