Hakea lissocarpha (Honeybush)
A few Hakeas were coming into flower at Wittunga. This is a very interesting genus of plants very attractive to nectar feeding birds.
Hakea lissocarpha has white to pink flowers. The bushes make good nesting plants for small birds. The bushes grow .6-2m tall by 1.5-3m wide. Flowering is from May to September. They are prickly plants which prefer some shade although they will grow in full sun. They seem to be quite hardy plants, growing in most well drained soils. The plants are also hardy to most frost.