Hakeas are great for winter colour

Hakea laurina

Pincushion Hakea about to fully open

Recently I have been reminded of some great hakeas to grow. The first is the pincushion hakea and there is a great specimen growing in Meredith near the public toilets.

As the flowers come out over a period of time you see them gradually unfurl and go from cream to pink as they age.

 

Hakea laurina is a medium to tall shrub that tolerates a moderate frost after it is established. It prefers well drained soil. The nectar feeding birds just love it.

Hakea laurina

Pincushion Hakea, a medium shrub

Hakea laurina

The pincushion look that gives it its name

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