Hakea petiolaris – Sea Urchin Hakea

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
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Hakea
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
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.