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Hakea laurina
Hakea laurina

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Zone
Zones 9, 12-17, 19-24
Full Sun
Full
Minimal Water
Minimal

Hakea laurina

Sea Urchin, Pincushion Tree
Proteaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

HAKEA

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.

Hakea laurina
Hakea laurina

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Hakea laurina

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.

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