Armidale Extra: Spring hakeas in bloom

By Warren Sheather
Updated November 17 2016 - 3:39pm, first published 3:15pm
Hakeas: Flowers are similar in appearance to the grevillea, but with differences in their fruits. Hakea fruits persist on the plant until the plants are either damaged in some way or burnt in a bushfire.
Hakeas: Flowers are similar in appearance to the grevillea, but with differences in their fruits. Hakea fruits persist on the plant until the plants are either damaged in some way or burnt in a bushfire.

Australian members of the proteaceae family are well known and popular in cultivation. Many varieties of banksias, grevilleas and hakeas are represented in local gardens.

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