Hakea francisiana – Emu Tree

The blue green foliage that is highlighted with long pinkish red flower spikes on an upright medium sized shrub are the main features of this striking Western Australian plant. Use it as a feature shrub in the garden and it is also good as a cut flower for indoor decoration. Give it a light trim after flowering to keep a dense habit. It is often available as a grafted plant in the eastern states which helps it grow better in heavier soils.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control
Scientific Name: Hakea francisiana
Common Name : Emu Tree
Height : 5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects