Pincushion hakea

Hakea laurina

Photo/Illustration: 
Saxon Holt
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Pincushion hakea (Hakea laurina)
HAK-ee-ah lor-EE-nah
Genus:  Hakea
Through the fall and into winter, pincushion hakea provides beautiful cut flowers for the holidays; the foliage and seedpods are also great for arrangements. You can prune it into a bushy shape or a slender, small tree. As a member of the Protea family, pincushion hakea does not like phosphorus fertilizer, and like most Australian plants, it prefers to be well mulched so that its specialized roots can extract nutrients from the mulch layer.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Propagation:  In summer, root semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat.
Problems:  Moist soil may lead to problems with root rot.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Fall,
Winter
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge,
Screening
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Shrubs

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