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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Hakea sericea.

Material uses

A gum, somewhat similar to gum tragacanth (which is obtained from various Astragalus spp), is obtained from the stems[1][2].

Shrubs are planted for the reclamation of arid land in Spain and Portugal[3].

Plants are used for screening purposes in Australia[4].

Unknown part

Gum

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Hakea sericea.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge


Soil builder

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow March in a greenhouse. Germination is usually good. 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[5]. Cuttings of mature wood[6].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in a hot dry position, requiring a lime-free soil[7]. Requires plenty of moisture in the growing season but a very well-drained soil[6]. Wind tolerant[8].

This species is not very hardy in Britain, but it succeeds outdoors in S.W. England[9]. Plants are hardy to about -7°c in Australian gardens but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer, colder wetter winters. They grow well in a Mediterranean climate, with cool wet winters and hot dry summers[10]. Some forms of this species are lower growing with a tendency to sucker[4]. Sometimes confused with H. lissosperma, some plants grown as H. acicularis are H. lissosperma[9]. A good bee plant.

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[10].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Hakea sericea. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Hakea sericea.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hakea sericea
Genus
Hakea
Family
Proteaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
3 x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Howes. F. N. Vegetable Gums and Resins. Faber ()
  2. ? 2.02.1 Ewart. A. J. Flora of Victoria. ()
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M. Australian Native Plants. Collins. (Australia) ISBN 0-7322-0021-0 (1988-00-00)
  5. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  7. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  8. ? Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (1990-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.19.2 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.110.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)

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