Hakea“Burrendong Beauty” is another hakea to consider for the garden as it is a low growing shrub that spreads out to form a ground cover. It is covered by masses of flowers in the late autumn and is another one that attracts nectar feeding birds. It grows to about a metre but my plant has been in for a few years is still quite low. It is so attractive that i recently purchased another one.
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.