This is a compact new type of pincushion hakea that features a spectacular display of flowers through the winter, at a time of year when not much else is flowering. The red and white pincushion flower heads make this a wonderful candidate as a feature shrub in the garden, however, its dense growth habit also makes it a good plant to use as an informal screen around property boundaries. A good way to prune this plant is to cut the odd stem for indoor decoration when it is in flower as this will also help to maintain a more compact habit.
|Other Common Names:||Pincushion hakea|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Red|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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