Hakea ‘Burrendong Beauty’

 

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.

Scientific Name:Hakea
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Hakea
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
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.