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 sustain some frost damage. A shallow rooted plant, so can be affected in windy weather. The Noongar name for this plant is kodjet.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Hakea laurina
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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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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