Hakea hit hard!


There have been some extremely strong winds recently here in East Gippsland.  We have also had some very cold weather.  Nowhere near as cold as we used to have it in Canberra but certainly cold for this region.

The reason for mentioning the winds is that we lost one of our trees to the strong winds.  I think it is probably referred to more as a bush than a tree but it was certainly large and it has left a gaping hole in the garden foliage.

The tree that we lost was a hakea laurina otherwise known as pincushion hakea.

hakea in full bloom for the first time.This photo was taken on 12th June.  I am so glad that I had taken a photo of the tree before we lost it to the winds.  The blooms were beautiful.

hakea bloomsThe tree has now gone and we purchased a replacement plant today.  It is only small but give it another five years and we will get blooms like those above.

pincushion hakea

hakea plant

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh no, so sorry that your lost your beautiful tree, you must have been so upset… I hope the new one you have bought will thrive and product beautiful blooms for you to enjoy for the future.
    Best wishes, Jay x

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you Jay. We were so happy that it had flowered this year for the first time. I hope we don’t have to wait five years for the first flowers on the new one. Heather

  2. Kathleen Scott says:

    Hi, Such a beautiful flower. Will you wait for a while for it to warm up before you plant this one?
    We have had some very cold temps here in Brissy too. Light snow up in Stanthorpe and Toowoomba lately. But I have noticed the below freezing temps in Canberra this last week. Ooopps!!! Bye Kathie. xx

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Kathie,
      We will probably plant it this week as we don’t get frosts here so no reason not to plant.
      Yes we have been looking at the Canberra temperatures too. Hopefully it will have warmed up by the time we get there. 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    So weird to think of you having winter while I’m in summer. Sorry about beautiful tree ……………. everything grows back and maybe that tree went to its destiny!

    1. suth2 says:

      It sure has. We now have the joy of watching the progress of the new plant. Maybe it will be destined to last longer.

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