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Common Name: Sweet Hakea
Hakea drupacea is a Shrub up to 2.00 metres tall
The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental, where it can be used to make a hedge
Australia - Western Australia.
Amongst low (sclerophyll) shrubland; occurring on outcrops (edges granite rock); in rocky or stony soil (limestone, sandstone); growing in gravel pits (disturbed areas near old gravel pit)[
Succeeds in a hot dry position, requiring a lime-free soil[
]. Plants are very wind-resistant[
A tender shrub[
], it succeeds outdoors in the mildest areas of Britain[
This species can resprout from epicormic shoots after a forest fire[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
Although not very hardy in most of Britain, it makes a good hedge in warm maritime areas[
Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn if possible otherwise in spring[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.