PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

Commonly known as Mountain hakea

Grey-green needle-like leaves and showy white flowers. Perfectly hardy
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Stiffly leathery, often upcurving leaves to 15cm (6in) long with prickly tips
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect open to bushy shrub. Produces small flowers in axillary racemes 2.5cm (1in) long from the upper leaf axils. Flowers are followed by ovoid, smooth or warty dark brown seed pods
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Tolerates partial shade

PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Requires a long hot summer for good flowering
    Pests & Diseases
    Phytophthora root rot in moist soil
    Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for coastal areas
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Free draining sandy soil
    Fertile soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    Slightly acid
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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