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Hakea orthorrhyncha, Bird Beak Hakea

Hakea orthorrhyncha

Bird Beak Hakea
Family: Proteaceae
Origin: Western Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Despite its natural habitat in an area of very dry summers, the species has been successfully cultivated in humid, temperate areas of the east coast where it has proved long lived in well drained conditions. It is fairly quick growing and appears to be tolerant of moderate frosts.

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