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
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Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Hakea laurina
Common Name : Pincushion Hakea
Height : 6
Flower Color : White, Cream, Red, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects