Hakea lissosperma

Hakea lissosperma

Honey Bush, Duck and Drake Bush, Needle bush


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SKU: 205300


Family Proteaceae
Originating from Western Australia

A formidable and unique plant that appears to have no leaves, only smooth and rigid branches forming a dense thicket. Each new green branch is actually a leaf in terete form, meaning cylindrical, with a sharp tip – hence the common name ‘Needle Bush’. The somewhat less-than-friendly habit of the plant is offset by its charming white blooms that have an intense honey perfume that may be encountered wafting some distance from the plant itself. There is great detail to the masses of small blooms, which have slender and spidery curved stamens. They are borne directly from the older woody growth of the plant, appearing to have no stems, and are a magnet for bees and other pollinating insects. The rigid branches and evergreen leaves, sheathed in the summertime with dense clusters of flowers, form an upright shrub of great distinction, with its complex mass of foliage that is glossy, almost glistening in the sunlight.
It performs best in full sun, in poor soil with good drainage.

Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1.5m x 1.5m
Mature height and spread after 6 – 8 years if not pruned 3m x 3m


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