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Pincushion Hakea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hakea laurina

 

Pincushion Hakea

Hakea are evergreen trees and shrubs. The leaves are leathery, often needle-like. The flowers, which appear in clusters, are small and tubular, and are followed by woody seed-pods. Hakea laurina - Pincushion Hakea - bears round, pin-cushion, red flowers with projecting white or pink long styles. The flowers are sometimes faintly fragrant

 
plant Features
  • Pincushion Hakea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pincushion Hakea likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pincushion Hakea is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Pincushion Hakea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pincushion Hakea

Latin name

Hakea laurina

type

Shrub

family

Proteaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pincushion Hakea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pincushion Hakea is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Pincushion Hakea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Pincushion Hakea likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pincushion Hakea is 3.50meters x 5.00meters 3.50 M 5.00 M

Hakea laurina

Hakea are evergreen trees and shrubs. The leaves are leathery, often needle-like. The flowers, which appear in clusters, are small and tubular, and are followed by woody seed-pods. Hakea laurina - Pincushion Hakea - bears round, pin-cushion, red flowers with projecting white or pink long styles. The flowers are sometimes faintly fragrant


Flowering

From Mid Autumn TO Early Winter

The flowers appear on old wood - often on bare wood - in Autumn to early Winter

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in a sunny, or partially sunny, site in free-draining soil - preferably sandy soil - with an acid to neutral ph.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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