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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    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
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Tolerates partial shade

PROTEA Hakea laurina

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Requires a long, hot summer for good flowering
    Pests & Diseases
    Phytophthera root rot in moist soils
    Place of origin
    Australia (south western Western Australia)
    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
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Winter
  • 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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Protea - Hakea - Growing Guide
2.5-6m (8-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-5m (10-16ft)
 

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