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PROTEA Hakea laurina

Commonly known as Emu bush, Kodjet, Pin-cushion hakea

Flowers resemble a pin-cushion in shape when open, with a red-pink globular centre and white pins radiating out

£35.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from APRIL 2020
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre

 

  • Evergreen - narrowly elliptic, leathery, olive-green leaves 7-15cm (3-6in) long, with prominent veining)
  • Red
  • White
  • Height - 2.5-6m (8-20ft)
  • Spread - 3-5m (10-16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - erect shrub or small tree. Produces globular flowers, 5cm (2in) across from the axils. These are followed by woody, beaked 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - requires a long, hot summer for good flowering
  • Pests & Diseases - Phytophthera root rot in moist soils
  • Place of origin - south western Western Australia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - fertile soil
  • Neutral to acid soil - slightly acid
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2.5-6m (8-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-5m (10-16ft)
 

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