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
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Hakea petiolaris
Common Name : Hakea
Height : 9
Flower Color : White, Cream, Pink, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects