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Hakea salicifolia

Willow leaved Hakea

A large shrub or small tree growing to 5m in height. It has a dense growth habit with pale to mid green lanceolate leaves. New growth has reddish tips.
originNSW, Qld.
cultural notesA hardy and reliable fast growing plant, suitable for most soils and climates. Particularly suited to temperate and sub-tropical areas. It prefers well drained soils in full sun or shade. Often used as rootstock for grafting other Hakea species.
maintenanceCan be pruned as required to maintain shape and enourage a bushy habit.
toleratesTolerant of drought and frost.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourDelicate creamy white flowers occurin in dense clusters from the leaf axils.
foliage colourPale to mid-green lance shaped leaves to 12cm in length. The new growth has pinkish red to bronze tips which is an attractive feature.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 5m
plant spacing100cm apart
recommended usesA generally neat appearance makes this hardy plant useful in the garden. Suitable as a hedge or screen plant.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Bidgee

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