Plant of the month

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.

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