SWEET HAKEA FACTS
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Sweet-scented Hakea, Hakea suaveolens
The Sweet-scented Hakea is a rounded shrub with bright green lobed leaves with sharp points. The sweetly scented flowers are white and produced in profuse clusters. The main flowering is in the cooler months between April and July, with intermittent flowering at other times. Plants take several years to flower, so you may not see flowers for at least six or seven years. The woody fruits are egg-shaped and shiny brown, tapering to a small beak. Hakea drupacea is a weedy species in South Africa where it was introduced in the 19th century.
The Sweet-scented Hakea is found in the south-west corner of Western Australia.
Height (m): 3 - 4
Spread (m): 3 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: sensitive / moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: white
Flower Season: autumn, winter
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts insect and nectar eating birds. Good refuge for birds.
|Common Name:||Sweet Hakea|
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