Another great hakea

Hakea "Burrendong Beauty"

Hakea “Burrendong Beauty”

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.

Hakea "Burrendong Beauty"

close up of the flowers

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