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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
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - tolerates partial shade
  • 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 - 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
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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