Bottlebrush Hakea

The Hakea Francisiana

Stairs extending from this beautiful deck in to the lawn below, from our  Rose Bay project

Hakea francisiana, is more commonly known as the emu tree, grass-leaf hakea or bottlebrush hakea.  It is a shrub of the genus Hakea from the Proteaceae family and is native to West and South Australia. 

The long, slender blue-green foliage of the tree is dotted with bright pinky-red conical shaped flowers and it makes a wonderful feature shrub in the garden.  It’s also great to plant in repetition as a screen or windbreak.  Low maintenance and drought tolerant, it likes a nice well-drained sunny spot. It’s a perfect plant to attract the bees, nectar eating birds and butterflies into your outdoor space.