Hakea orthorrhyncha is a small tree with a spreading habit, growing to between 3–10 ft tall with a similar spread. Bright red flowers appear in axillary clusters in the leaf nodes on older growth along the branches from early winter to early spring. The pods have a distinct “beak” which gives rise to the common name of the species. The pods do not shed the seed until stimulated to do so by environmental conditions (eg after a bushfire).
What we have is var. filiformis that is characterized by finely textured needle-like leaves about 6″ long and has a long groove on the underside.
Species Meaning: from Greek ortho, straight and rhynchos, a beak, referring to the shape of the seed pod
Hakea orthorrhyncha is native to Australia.
It is reported that the species can be grown from cuttings but these may not be particularly easy to strike. We will see if I have any success.
2/16/21 – One pot, 4 with Clonex, 3 with Hormodin 3
In Our Garden
Plant ID: C2102
Found in Greenhouse,
On heat and mist bench