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Old 15th July 2012
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Australian Native - ID Ross?

Came across this bush flowering profusely. Large spreading bush. I am thinking one of the Melaleucas?



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Old 15th July 2012
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Re: Australian Native - ID Ross?

It certainly looks like it might be a Melaleuca. I shall have a search tonight (hopefully) & see what I can come up with.
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It certainly looks like it might be a Melaleuca. I shall have a search tonight (hopefully) & see what I can come up with.
Ross - I contacted The Australian Inland Botanic Garden and they have confirmed that the plant is Hakea Burrendong Beauty.
The bush was approx 3mx2m and smothered in blooms. My contact told me that it needs hardly any water and grows easily in most areas. Its great asset is that it flowers now, when hardly anything else is out.

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Re: Australian Native - ID Ross?

Thanks Lyn. That looks much better. The flowers of the Melaleucas just didn't look anything like it & I didn't go looking further last night. The flowers on the Hakeas here are less significant (& cream coloured), so I didn't think of them to start with.

The Hakea Burrendong Beauty is certainly beautiful.

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Re: Australian Native - ID Ross?

It's lovely.
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It's lovely.
Thanks for looking in Linda, I think it is a lovely plant too.
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Re: Australian Native - ID Ross?

That is one very nice Hakea - I have three hakeas in my garden and they don't produce anything a good as that.
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That is one very nice Hakea - I have three hakeas in my garden and they don't produce anything a good as that.
Hi Terry - it is a beauty isn't it? So good it fooled me into thinking it must be a Melaleuca because of the elongated flowers. I used to have the Pin-cushion Hakea which I loved, but I think our cold winters got it.
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