Hakea francisiana – Emu Tree

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
Flower Colour:Red
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants