While winter is the time when trees and flowers lose their leaves and spectacular blooms, the native Needle Bush thrives in rocky regions in the colder months.
Please see below a brief description of this wonderful local species:
Botanical Name: Hakea propinqua;
Common Name: Needle Bush;
Flowers: Cream, June – October;
Leaves: Narrow, pointed new stems reddish;
Fruits: Large, warty fruits;
Positives: Habitat for small birds such as wrens and finches;
Height: The shrub can usually grow two metres to four metres in height;
Where can it grow: Grows on sandstone in heath and woodland;
Where’s it found: This one found in South Maroota in the vegetation community;
Distribution: Woy Woy to Royal National Park and out to Blue Mountains.