A low spreading shrub that is absolutely spectacular when in flower. It buds up in autumn and then the deep pink flowers open through winter with contrasting white stamens giving an interesting pin cushion look. A great feature plant in a shrubbery or pot. Best suited to low humidity areas, high levels of humidity can lead to dieback. In humid areas it is best in a large pot where it can get plenty of air flow around the plant and good drainage. A light prune will help create a good habit.
|Other Common Names:||Pin cushion hakea|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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