Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yellow Hakea

Yellow Hakea is the common name of a shrub with a botanical name of Hakea nodosa, a plant growing about 3-4m metres in height and width. Its leaves are needle like as long as 50mm while the flowers are clustered and coloured cream to yellow.
The flowers grow in autumn and are scented, but the smell is not always pleasant. Woody seed pods appear after the flowers, containing two seeds each. The seeds are easy to grow.
It is a hardy plant that grows fast. It can grow in a variety of soils and climates, being able to tolerate frost. It however needs part shade or full sun.

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