H.decurrens.JPG (55058 bytes)Hakea decurrens: is similar in appearance to Hakea sericea and reaches a height of two metres. There are three subspecies. Our specimen is Hakea decurrens subsp decurrens and occurs throughout the Western Slopes and Tablelands of NSW. Hakea decurrens flowers in autumn and at this time branches become covered with white flowers. The prickly foliage provides refuge and nesting sites for small native birds. The persistent woody fruits are narrow with a long beak. As with all Hakeas, there are two winged seeds protected within the woody fruit. Our specimen was propagated from seed collected in the Pilliga Scrub, near Coonabarabran NSW.