SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Diego, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Native to Southwestern Australia.
Additional Common Names
SEA URCHIN, PINCUSHION TREE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 9 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Red or Yellow. Flowers in Fall or Winter.
Brown Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 9, 12 - 17 and 19 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hakea laurina Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jun 17, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/hakea-laurina >