Hakea laurina – Pincushion Hakea

A large shrub to small tree with bluish foliage, and much admired for the stunning flowers – is grown as a street tree and hedge in Italy and the US. Best flowering is in a sunny spot, and budding starts in late summer, with flowers opening from late autumn through winter. It can be grown in part shade, but this lessens the number of flowers and makes for a more sparse growth habit. Frost tolerant, but new growth can be sustain some frost damage. A shallow rooted plant, so can be affected in windy weather.

Scientific Name:Hakea laurina
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Pincushion Hakea
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2.5 ~ 6 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.