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Sweet Scented Pincushion, Sweet Hakea
Scientific Name: Hakea drupacea (C.F.Gaertn.) Roem.
Synonym: Conchium drupaceum, Hakea suaveolens
Family: Proteaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9,12-17,19-24
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Western Australia.

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree, dense, rounded, 10 to 20 feet tall (3-6 m), 15 to 20 feet spread (4.5-6 m); curvaceous trunk; stiff needle-like leaves, up to 4 inches long (10 cm)

Watering Needs: No to little water during the dry season when established

Propagation: Seeds, softwood cuttings in spring

Can be invasive in a proper environment.

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant white flowers dotted with pink, in dense clusters, in fall and winter.

Fruiting Habits:

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