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.
|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|
|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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