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Hakea lissosperma (Hakea)

Type Tree, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Conical-Shaped Tree, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Hakea lissosperma Description

This upright exotic looking small to medium sized tree is native to Tasmania, so not fully hardy. You might mistake this plant for a conifer due to the needle like dark green foliage and upright growth, however sweetly scented summer blossom give this plant away as an angiosperm.

Hakea lissosperma - Cultivation Notes

This tree is grown for it distinctive dark foliage and sweetly scented white summer blossom. This tree is not fully hardy throughout the UK and it should only be planted in a sheltered location.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hakea lissosperma:

  • Scented blossom
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Hakea lissosperma

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Hakea lissosperma:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants with scented blossom
trees with ornamental winter bark
architectural plants
coastal plants

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