RED POKERS FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Hakea bucculenta from Western Australia is one of the most striking Hakeas. It is an upright shrub with narrow leaves and spikes of red or orange red flowers to 10cm long from June to October. It is commonly known as Red Pokers on account of the flowers. The leaves are narrow and linear growing to 10cm to 20cm long. The fruit are woody capsules about 2cm long and 1.5cm wide. Hakea bucculenta makes a beautiful feature plant for a native garden.
Western Australia from Geraldton to Shark Bay
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 2 - 3
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 400
Flower Colour: red
Flower Season: winter
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
Propagation is from seed which germinates in thgree or four weeks. May be propagated from cuttings but strike rate is usually low.
The flowers attract birds and bees. Parrots also eat the fruits.
|Common Name:||Red Pokers|
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