Small-fruited Hakea, Small-fruit Hakea, Various-leaved Hakea.
Hakea microcarpa, Hakea patula, Hakea bifrons, Hakea glabriflora.
Hakea, after Baron Christian L. von Hake, 18-19th century German patron of botany. Microcarpa, from Greek micro, small, and carpos, fruit, referring to small fruit.
Up to 2m.
Presence in Australia
Noted only in Munderoo district. Possibly also in surrounding areas in similar country.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, Act, Vic, Tas.
Wet situations in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, including streamsides and bogs, or heathy swamps, mainly at higher altitudes.
Small, rigid, open, spreading shrub to 2m high. Cylindrical or flattened leaves 3-11cm long on erect branches.
Wet areas. Tolerates frost.
Creamy-white, spring-early summer. Conspicuous.
Monitor closely as seeds shed 3-14 days after maturity. Ensure collection by securing nylon stockings or paper bags over seed pods. Large quantities generally available.
From seed. Germinates readily from fresh seed. Suitable for direct seeding into pots.
Shade and shelter
Useful low-level cover in windbreaks in poorly drained sites.
Useful for improving drainage in wet sites.
Flowers are a food source for native insects. Foliage good refuge for small birds.
Attractive, particularly when flowering or with open fruits. Easily cultivated. Prune regularly to promote branching.