Hakea laurina, commonly known as Pin-cushion Hakea, is an attractive evergreen tree or shrub native to Western Australia. It is a popular landscaping plant with a unique appearance, featuring bright green foliage and stunning pinkish-red pincushion-like flowers that bloom from winter to spring. The flowers attract birds and bees to the garden. Hakea laurina can grow up to 5 metres in height and 3 metres in width, but can be pruned to a smaller size. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is a low maintenance plant that is drought-tolerant once established.
Height: Up to 5 metres.
Width: Up to 3-4 metres.
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Flowers: Produces flowers which are large and showy, with a unique pin cushion shape and red, pink, and white coloration. They bloom in late winter and early spring.
Uses: Hakea laurina is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping due to its attractive flowers and foliage. It is also used in habitat restoration projects and for erosion control in coastal areas. The wood of Hakea laurina is dense and hard, making it useful for making tool handles and furniture.