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Hakea laurina (Pincushion hakea)

Hakea laurina Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hakea laurina HAK-ee-ah lor-EE-nah Common Name: Pincushion hakea 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.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.;15 ft. to 30 ft.;6 ft. to 10 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 Winter Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs,Trees

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