This Hakea is described as loving hot dry climates, so we will have to see what it thinks about our cool garden. Flowers are fuzz balls along the stems in pink and cream from autumn through spring. Leaves look like glaucous Eucalyptus. The flowers grow in the leaf axils on old wood and the clusters of seed capsules are often found on bare branches. Seed are borne in hard woody capsules that remain on the shrub, but after picking, they will release two winged seeds.
The species has recently been divided into three sub-species. The characteristics of the three subspecies are:
- petiolaris – Perianth darkens to mauve and then pinkish red; smallest leaves.
- trichophylla – Perianth darkens to mauve and then maroon. This is the most common subspecies in cultivation.
- angusta – Perianth darkens to mauve and then pinkish mauve.
At this point, I am not sure which I am growing.
Species Meaning: From latin petiolaris, borne on a petiole or stalk, referring to the leaves, which are borne on a conspicuous stalk.
Hakea petiolaris is native to Western Australia.
Full sun, well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.
9/30/20 subject to smoke treatment
100% germination, although I have lost a couple because of aphids that seem drawn to them.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: | Seed ID: S2083
Found in Greenhouse,
We acquired this plant from Dyson Botanical.