A large shrub to small tree reaching 2-9 metres in height. Flowers are from late autumn through to early winter and occur in globular clusters, resembling sea urchins. The flowers start creamy coloured, as they age, the perianth darkens and the styles remain cream, creating a lovely contrast. These are followed by large woody pods. Likes a well drained acid soil, sunny position. Resents too much humidity, which can make them susceptible to root rot. Tolerates moderate frost.
|Scientific Name:||Hakea petiolaris|
|Other Common Names:||Sea Urchin Hakea|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 9 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 4 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream, Pink, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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