The sea urchin Hakea. A fast growing upright evergreen shrub/tree. The reddish stems carry Eucalyptus like leaves up to 100mm long and 50mm wide. The broad leathery leaves are an attractive grey-green colour. In the autumn and through to early spring the spherical clusters of small pink and cream flowers form on the stems and branches. These are followed by the interesting tight clusters of small woody fruits/seed pods. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil. Once established it will tolerate drought conditions and it will make a great plant for a coastal garden. Hardy to minus 7c if dry.