The blue green foliage that is highlighted with long pinkish red flower spikes on an upright medium sized shrub are the main features of this striking Western Australian plant. Use it as a feature shrub in the garden and it is also good as a cut flower for indoor decoration. Give it a light trim after flowering to keep a dense habit. It is often available as a grafted plant in the eastern states which helps it grow better in heavier soils.
|Scientific Name:||Hakea francisiana|
|Common Name:||Emu Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
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