Pincushion hakea is a quick growing dense shrub or small evergreen tree with long leaves that, when new, look as if they have been dusted with gold. It is a delight in bloom with rounded pincushion flowers which commence as cream or white and later turn pink, then red with creamy styles protruding from them. A long lasting and effective cut flower, they make a very attractive showing. Autumn and winter flowering, they produce copious quantities of nectar and attract honey eating birds. A very decorative shrub for ornamental planting. Zone 9+ or container
Prefers cooler temperate to semi- tropical climates with preferably low humidity, is frost tolerant and generally they are easy to grow in any good, well drained soil. Once established they are drought resistant. Plant in a sunny semi-shaded position in autumn or spring.