An incredibly showy Hakea from Western Australia. Yes, exceptional drainage is essential for this beauty. Dig in generous amounts of Healthy Earth Instant Clay Breaker and Martins Native Planting Mix. Even mound the soil up to provide the best drainage possible. It's well worth it. You will be rewarded with a very showy shrub approx 4m tall and 3 m wide with long, narrow blue-green leaves and long pinkish-red flower spikes late winter and spring. Best if protected from heavy frost. Loves a warm and sunny position - north or west facing near a wall is ideal.