H.microcarpa.JPG (67942 bytes)Hakea microcarpa: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is an upright shrub that may reach a height of 1.5 metres.

The leaves are usually terete (circular in cross-section) with a sharp point. Plants will sometimes carry a few flat leaves.

In late spring and early summer plants produce clusters of white flowers at the base of the leaves. Flowers are followed by small, woody fruits. Most fruits open at maturity and release two winged seeds. The open fruits remain on the plant. Sometimes plants will carry unopened fruits.

Hakea microcarpa is found in southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. The species occurs in wetlands and woodlands. In northern New South Wales it is a prominent shrub, when flowering, in high altitude wetlands.

In cultivation the species will cope with well-drained situations. Pruning will prevent plants becoming straggly.

Hakea microcarpa could be grown in native shrubberies or on the margins of dams. If grown en masse the species will create habitat for small native birds.

Hakea microcarpa occupies similar environments to Hakea teretifolia.

Propagate from seed.

 

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