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Hakea leucoptera

Silver Needlewood, Needle Bush

leucoptera

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description


Seed Pre-Treatment

Sowing

Cover seed to a depth one or two times the diameter of the seed. Smoke treatment may improve results.

Watering
 

Keep moist but not wet as seedlings are prone to damping off.

Germination
 

Germination usually occurs within 3-8 weeks.

Pests and Disease
 

Seedlings prone to damping off.
Species susceptible to Cinnamon fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi) dieback.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Spring-Summer
Optimum germination temperature 20-25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Year Round
Do not collect immature fruit. Fruit ripens approx. 12 months after flowering.

Storage and Ripening
 

Fresh seed is recommended but seed may have acceptable viability for several years.

Grows from Cuttings