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.
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Open, graceful habit to 8 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide. Narrow, bright green, 1-in. leaves are dark green abo...
Low, spreading bush2–4 ft. tall, 4–8 ft. wide. Barkis corky, flaking, grayish brown.Narrow blue-green ...