Sea Urchin, Pincushion Tree
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Native to Australia. Especially good for the seacoast. Tougher than many other Proteaceae family members and 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 a single-trunked evergreen tree. Narrow, gray-green, 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.
Mexican native often sold as Amaryllis formosissima. Foliage looks like that of daffodil...
A single large trunk rises 6–10 ft. tall (after 10 years), topped by a single crown of gray-gree...
Graceful, fine-textured tree from Australia. Grows to 25–30 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide, with the m...