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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Hakea petiolaris
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

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Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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