Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Hakea decurrens ssp. physocarpa|
|Common Name:||bushy needlewood|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|2-5 m x 1-3 m|
|Foliage:||Leaves stiff and needle-like, grooved below and widely spreading from stem, 1-5-8 cm x 0.7-1.6 mm, longer close to flowers.|
|Flowers:||Cluster of 3-6 hairy, fragrant white (sometimes pink) flowers in leaf axils. Fruit - prominent, rough with a double-pointed beak, 1-2.5 cm wide, May-September|
Pruning beneficial, bird habitat. Open to dense erect prickly shrub with fine silky hairs, especially on young branchlets. Nectar for butterflies.
Habitat plant providing protection to birds. Prickly nature can control traffic movement. Flowers displayed well. Tough plant for most positions.