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 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.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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