Hakea Laurina - Pincushion Hakea.
An outstanding feature of this popular Australian native are its beautiful and unusual flowers. The pincushion like flower heads are red with prominent white, cream or pale pink styles and are around 5 centimetres across. They occur in Autumn and Winter which is a good time of year to have flowers in the garden as many plants dont flower at this time. The plant has attractive blue/green leaves that often curl adding interest. This is another one of the more interesting Australian native shrubs and can be used as a feature plant in the garden. Its often used in Australia and overseas as a medium sized street tree and is fast growing. It can grow into a rather large shrub or small tree in ideal conditions at around 5 metres high and is at home in most well drained soils and a variety of climates. It prefers a sunny site for good flowering and is attractive to birds and pollen seeking insects. Its frost tolerant down to around -7oC.
Remember to buy plants in 4's. You can choose any combination of varieties. As long as you end up with 4 or 8 or 12 etc. Our plant shipper cartons carry 4 plants. Sorry we can't supply 3 or 5 or 11 etc..