Aa beautiful and unmistakable native, with pink-and-cream pompom flowers - and unlike many west coast species it seems happy growing almost anywhere. The small size is perfect for suburban gardens as a tree or an informal hedge. Always popular with our gardeners.We love Hakea laurina for the unique flowers, winter colour, adaptability to most soils
APPEARANCE: Native shrub or small round-headed tree from WA, with long blue-green slender leaves like a eucalyptus; and pompom flowers, pink in the centre with cream 'spikes', during autumn and winter. USE FOR : Feature tree, street tree, suburban gardens, informal hedging, native gardens., to attract beneficial pollinators. Shallow roots so can be planted close to buildings. PLANTING: For best flowering, plant in full sun, which will also encourage denser growth. Grows in sandy clay in the wild but thrives in most kinds of free draining soil. Site out of strong winds. If you are in VIC or SA check with your local council as it is noted as a weed plant in some local areas there. CARE: Water regularly until established. Tolerates light frost and drought once established; soft growth may be affected but the roots will be unharmed. Mulch plants to retain moisture in the soil. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Hakea species can be phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%. Stake plants in areas exposed to wind.HEIGHT & WIDTH : 2.5 - 6m H x 2 - 5m W. YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery.