Hakea victoria – Royal Hakea

With stunning foliage colours, this hakea from West Australia is a real head turner.  It is a tall and slim shrub, growing to around 2-3  metres tall and around a metre wide. The leathery leaves are sharply serrated and are in colours of dark green, yellow, orange and red. It is at its best in less humid areas where it develops the best foliage colour, and prefers a sunny spot in well drained soil.

 

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Hakea victoria
Common Name:Hakea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Column-shaped, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.