Hakea laurina

Pincushion bush

 

Description:  A shrub or small tree to 20' from Western Australia with 10' spread. Through winter and spring, crimson, fragrant, ball-shaped flowers appear with long creamy styles protruding like pins from a pincushion. Useful for hedges and screens. Must have good drainage on sandy soil. Dislikes phosphorus. A rapid grower in cultivation, reaching 12' x 4' in 4 years, flowering in 3rd year. Narrow, elliptical leaves up to 6 inches long.  Gray/green foliage with bronze new growth.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Tree/shrub to 20'
Flower Color Crimson red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Well drained soils, minimum 16" annual rainfall
Native West Australia
Family: Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletExcellent rockery plant
bulletUnique, ball shaped flowers
bulletUseful for hedge or screen

Problem Solving Features

bulletSmall tree to 20'
bulletGood for hedge or screening
bulletLow moisture
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletFull sun
bulletWell drained soils
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
 
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