Sea Urchin, Pincushion Tree
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Native to Australia. Especially good for seacoast. Tougher than many other Proteaceae family members; adapt to a wide variety of soil types (including poor soils). Fertilizer is usually not needed; if you do apply it, make sure it is low in phosphorus.
Dense, rounded habit to 10–25 ft. high and 9–30 ft. wide; often trained as single-trunked evergreen tree. Narrow, graygreen, 6-in.-long leaves are often red margined. Showy flower clusters look like round crimson pincushions stuck with golden pins. Blooms in winter, sometimes in late fall. Good small patio tree.
Shrub. To 6 ft. tall, nearlyas broad. Narrow leaves aredark green on top, silverybeneath; look somewha...
Native mostly to Southern California. Broader, more leathery leaves than the species.
Most likely a hybrid between L. lanata and L. dentata. This densely foliaged plant g...