Plant name: Willow-leaved hakea
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, QLD.
Cultural notes: A 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.
Maintenance: Can be pruned as required to maintain shape and enourage a bushy habit.
Tolerates: Tolerant of drought and frost.
Flowering season: Spring and Summer.
Flower colour: Delicate creamy white flowers occurin in dense clusters from the leaf axils.
Foliage colour: Pale to mid-green lance shaped leaves to 12cm in length. The new growth has pinkish red to bronze tips which is an attractive feature.
Width: up to 3m
Height: up to 5m
Plant spacing: 100cm apart
Recommended uses: A generally neat appearance makes this hardy plant useful in the garden. Suitable as a hedge or screen plant.
Description: 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.