[6], Silky hakea is found from the coast and adjacent ranges of south-eastern Queensland to south-eastern New South Wales. It has become an environmental weed in some countries. Right: Leaves, flowers, and follicles of H. sericea (source: Anonymous, 2011). in the wide angles of the leaves. Risk Assessment score: (in development). Prepared in collaboration . In South Australia it is only noted, by the state herbarium, to be sparingly naturalised along roadsides and in sclerophyll forests in the Southern Lofty Mountains region. Status in Portugal: invasive species (listed in the annex I of Decreto-Lei n° 565/99, of 21 December). NVS code Help. The common name Hakea sericea (Proteaceae) is native to south-eastern Australia and has been considered as an invader of natural habitats. Unless wanted for a deterrent barrier, plants should be grown Hakea sericea is native to South-Eastern Australia. Für einige Arten verwendet man auch den Trivialnamen Nadelkissen. And it comes in two distinct colours, Pink and White! It is a large, bushy shrub or small tree up to 5-8 metres high. Thornbills, finches and honeyeaters will make nests between the spiny foliage. Across the year, Hakea sericea displayed higher relative water content (RWC), A and WUE values than Pinus pinaster. Specifically, it is found in South-Eastern Queensland (Mt Barney, Mt Maroon and Mt Mee) and South-Eastern New South Wales, with non-native occurrences in South Africa, New Zealand and South-West Europe (Barker, 1996; CABI, 2017). Hakea sericea is a large spreading, bushy shrub and may grow to 4 m (10 ft) and does not form a lignotuber. Victoria, 2:51 (1973)) refer to the native H. decurrens. J.H.Willis, Handb. It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to July. Needle bush, Needle brush, Needlebush, Hakea sericea misapplied, Honeybush hakea, Duck and drake hakea. Evergreen shrub or small tree, with robust and very sharp needle-like leaves.. Scientific name: Hakea sericea Schrader. especially in light soils during stormy, wet spells. [7] The genus Hakea is named after Baron von Hake, patron of botany in the 18th century. Leaves flat with similar surfaces or terete and then entire or divided into segments or rarely trigonous. It has simple, needle-like leaves, which are terete (i.e. hakeas should not be planted in areas that are close to natural bush. pruning has been kept to a minimum in the Botanic Gardens so that the plant's This is one of several hakeas good for winter flowers in the Canberra region. Whenever I am asked what is a great small bird attracting shrub for native gardens Hakea sericea is often on the top of my recommended list. A frost tolerant species, grows in well-drained soil and full sun. Logo. It is endemic to eastern Australia. in some regions outside its natural range. Hakea salicifolia was previously known as H.saligna. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) … These are followed by woody seed pods. Hakea sericea Needlebush Hakea or Silky Hakea . in some cases. turning bronze in autumn and then purple, and this colour can spread over the or in a small garden a good place for it would be back against a fence. This makes an unusual 7 Very restricted watering or heavy soil produces a plant on a smaller scale, A strong, trimmed hedge could be made, A fact sheet about Hakea sericea as an Alert Species in Europe by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection organization. out of the way, either spreading or lightly trimmed. Agency Contact: Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory Center for Plant Health Science and Technology Plant Protection and Quarantine Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service United States Department of Agriculture 1730 Varsity Drive, Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27606 . It grows small but spreads to 3m wide, with crimson ball-type flowers and cream-coloured styles. Breytenbach (1986) reports impacts of low-density H. sericea populations on native Protea species, reporting reduced leaf durations in Protea lorifolia Fourc. Other hakea species that have been identified as weed species BACKGROUND:Hakea sericea Schrader is an invasive shrub in Portuguese forests. Hakea - after Baron von Hake, patron of botany in the 18th century; sericea - silky, alluding to tiny hairs on young growth. Family: Proteaceae Plant: A prickly, dense spreading shrub up to 3m high. Genus . buds opening paler pink. Top of page H. sericea is an erect, single-stemmed or much-branched shrub or small tree that can grow to a height of 2-5 m. It has dark-green needle-like leaves 1 mm in diameter and up to 40 mm long with sharply pointed tips. Leaves ± at right angles to stem, terete, mostly 2–7 cm long, c. 1 mm diam., rigid, glabrous, mucro 1–3 mm long. Common name: Needlebush. Therefore, compared with Pinus pinaster, Hakea sericea exhibits superior physiological performance mainly supported by an efficient use of resources and greater photosynthetic capacity. Hakea Bakeriana shoots densely hairy, older plant without hair. A fact sheet on Hakea sericea as a weed in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Hakea gibbosa, Hakea drupacea and Hakea salicifolia) according to the following key, adapted from the flora by Webb et al. Flowers: Tiny cream irregular flowers with a prominent projecting style; borne in axillary clusters of 1-6 heavily scented flowers. Large, prickly, spreading shrub or small tree. l ). m tree, decorated with woody fruits at all levels as they remain in place on Hakea is a genus of about 150 species of plants in the Family Proteaceae and are endemic to Australia.They are shrubs or small trees with leaves that are sometimes flat, otherwise circular in cross section in which case they are sometimes divided.The flowers are usually arranged in groups in leaf axils and resemble those of other genera, especially Grevillea. They are generally seen in late winter to spring. fruit holding two large winged seeds. Plant material was prepared Hakea sericea only grows naturally in NSW and southern Queensland and hence cannot be confused with Hakea decurrens. Hakea sericea Schrad. Examples can be seen in the Australian National Botanic Hakea archaeoides: Venation on leaves obscure; flowers white, 4–40 flowers on rachis 2 mm long Back to 11: 13: 13: Leaves all flat, 5–20 mm wide; follicles 10–20 mm wide, covered with large blunt-topped warts. In addition, they could confer … The curious knobbly fruits are around 5 cm long, with a double-pointed 'beak', All species flower in winter through to spring with varieties such as Hakea ‘Burrendong Beauty’ adding colour to the winter garden. Hakea sericea, Silky Hakea or Needlebush is a tall shrub reaching a height of seven metres.Juvenile growth is light green with silky hairs hence the former common name. Leaves are stiff, linear, narrow, dark green and crowned with an extremely sharp point (hence the latter common name). Infected plants exhibit reddish leaves bearing black, 1–3 mm circular lesions. Silky Hakea ( Hakea sericea) is a large shrub of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, which is noticeable in winter when full of flowers. It occurs naturally only in New South Wales. Hakea sericea is one of the species of hakea that has proved to be invasive Hakea salicifolia is a fast growing large shrub reaching between 4-5 metres high and 3-4 metres wide. The needle-shaped leaves are grooved on the undersurface and up to 7 cm (3 in) long and 0.7–1.3 mm (0.03–0.05 in) wide and ending in a sharp point 1–2 mm (0.039–0.079 in) long. The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. Status in Portugal: invasive species (listed in the annex I of Decreto-Lei n° 565/99, of 21 December). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. Hakea sericea can be distinguished from the other main Hakea species naturalized outside of Australia (i.e. Hakea Hakea 'Burrendong Beauty' is a tough, spreading plant, said to be a hybrid of H. petiolaris and H. myrtiodes. Family: Proteaceae. Risk Assessment score: (in development). Subsequently, true H. sericea has become naturalised in Victoria from plantings. The dense habit provides excellent protective cover for small birds and the flowers offer food sources for birds of all sizes. where they will not be brushed against. sweet-scented hakea [Hakea drupacea] Süßduftende Hakea {f} fish greater forkbeard / fork-beard / fork beard [Phycis blennoides] Großer Gabeldorsch {m} math. tips. leaves and from 1-2 year-old shoots in natural populations of H. sericea and H. salicifolia, during 2006-2007, near Pedrogão Grande and Serra de Sint ra, respectively. While we have classified it as having a standard tree shape, we grow it bushy and full to the ground. There is nothing silky about the adult foliage. Hakeas with cylindrical sharp leaves, is more descriptive. However, future studies are needed to monitor gas-exchange measurements at the whole-plant level, since the leaf-level … In turn, leaves of the native species had values of starch and proteins higher than the IAS. should be observed in planting any hakea species and it is recommended that [3][4][5][6], Hakea sericea was first formally described by Heinrich Adolph Schrader and Johann Christoph Wendland in 1797 and published the description in Sertum Hannoveranum. Hakea Hakea. Hakea sericea (Proteaceae) is native to south‐eastern Australia and has been considered as an invader of natural habitats. In light, watered Breytenbach (1986) speculates that this may be due to increased competition for … Leaves are stiff, linear, narrow, dark green and crowned with an extremely sharp point (hence the latter common name). Family Proteaceae. and Hakea lenuifolia (Salisb.) cut off with secateurs and brought indoors where they open in a few days, each Hakea gibbosa is an erect, three metre tall shrub with a conifer-like growth habit. to look at specimens of Hakea sericea and Hakea dactyloides. Leaves are narrowly elliptical up to 100 mm long x 20 mm wide (a narrow leaf form is known with leaves about 5 mm wide). In turn, leaves of the native species had values of starch and proteins higher than the IAS. Weed Risk Assessment for Hakea sericea … Hakea sericea, Silky Hakea or Needlebush is a tall shrub reaching a height of seven metres.Juvenile growth is light green with silky hairs hence the former common name. Gardens, smothered with foliage and deceivingly lush from a distance, even feathery, Branchlets are covered in dense short woolly grey-white hairs. is an erect, single-stemmed, woody shrub or small tree of 3-5 m in height (Fig. Description: Shrubs or small trees. The pedicels are 2–4 mm (0.079–0.157 in) long, slight to densely covered with long white hairs. A fact sheet for Hakea sericea as a weed in Portugal . Hakea sericea is a large spreading, bushy shrub and may grow to 4 m (10 ft) and does not form a lignotuber. refers to silky hairs on the tip growth, and Needle Bush, the general name for soil it grows at least 5 m in seven years, with stiff growth, the heavy branches the plant. The effect is not unlike some conifers. Sericea meaning silky, referring to the tiny hairs on young growth. A good habitat plant due to its prickly habit and winter flowering. et J.C.Wendl. bot. is an erect, single-stemmed, woody shrub or small tree, 0.6-4.5 m in height, with somewhat angular stems. Branchlets are covered in dense short woolly grey-white hairs. 14: Leaves sometimes a mixture of terete and flat, … In the home garden, sparse wood can generally be pruned to make it bushy, but They accumulate for years Flowers are white and occur in the leaf axils. Leaves circular in cross section. Synonymy: Hakea acicularis (Sm. Hakea sericea. along gradients of increasing Hakea cover; changes in leaf duration may also influence soil nutrient dynamics (Breytenbach, 1986). with smaller leaves and fruit but still tough and healthy; it has good drought In South Africa and New Zealand  H. sericea has become a problem weed, with seed being released prolifically hard and woody, with light scaly patches while young. OBJECTIVE:The goal of this work was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of H. sericea extracts against several strains of microorganisms, including the ability to inhibit the formation of biofilms. & J.C.Wendl. In South Africa, H. sericea was first recorded in 1858 (Shaughnessy, 1986). It is also naturalised in Victoria and possibly South Australia. Knight, Hakea acicularis There is nothing silky about the adult foliage. In this location Hakea sericea grows into a fairly upright plant to 2.5m with one or two trunks. APNI*. The season is between May and October, and the plant is at its best in July silver needle hakea [Hakea leucoptera] Silberblättrige Hakea {f} bot. They are generally seen in late winter to spring. Allowing for its sharp points, Silky Hakea has many good features and can be resistance. Flowers are white and occur in the the leaf axils. The terete leaves are quite small in diameter and about 30rnm long. with EPPO – www.eppo.int. Flora category. Its leaves are stiff to touch, making it an excellent hedge. The branchlets are densely covered in grey-whitish short, soft, woolly hairs. [9][10], Species of shrub in the family Proteaceae endemic to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, Australia, Thiele and Ladiges' taxonomic arrangement of, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hakea_sericea&oldid=994959252, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 12:51. and Leucadendron salignum R.Br. These are very easy to handle, germinate These characteristics are likely responsible for its invasion success in Mediterranean ecosystems. The flowering period extends from June to September. New growth is soft and hairy. arching at the tips. Overall, Hakea sericea can maintain a higher leaf physiological performance, especially under unfavourable abiotic conditions. They are composed of one to several narrow curved flowers on short stems The 'flowers' (in fact 'inflorescences') are the only delicate part of the Species. Like many Proteaceae, H. sericea is a serotinous species, which releases its seeds post-fire. This evidence may contribute to explaining its invasion success in the Mediterranean area and strongly suggests its potential for further invasion under more extreme climatic conditions. A freely growing shrub has yellow-green tints from the tip growth in summer, In May 2003, unusual leaf spots were observed on naturally growing plants. Hakea ist eine Pflanzengattung innerhalb der Familie der Silberbaumgewächse (Proteaceae). There is a scent of honey or almonds from the flowers. Silky hakea (Hakea sericea) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and South Australia. Another answer is to grow the plant on a clear trunk with the spiny crown well a useful shrub, with flowers and foliage both interesting. horned-leaf hakea [Hakea ceratophylla] Hornblättriges Nadelkissen {n} bot. Hakea sericea, commonly known as bushy needlewood or silky hakea,[2] is a large shrub with a profusion of mainly white flowers from July for several months. Synonymy: Hakea acicularis (Sm. The pedicelsare 2–4 mm (0.079–0.157 in) long, slight to densely co… The leaves are rigid and 6 cm long, and a jab from one of their pungent points The inflorescence rachis is 0.5–2.5 mm (0.020–0.098 in) long and thickly covered in woolly, short, matted white hairs toward the end and rusty coloured at the base. Large seed capsule beaked and woody with a seed winged on one margin. Vascular – Exotic. However, it regularly appears on local and regional environmental weed lists in The leaves are moderately covered with flattened silky hairs, quickly becoming smooth. is to be avoided. The fruit are rough and coarsely wrinkled with a network of veins on the surface, 2.5–3 cm (1–1 in) long and 2 cm (0.8 in) wide ending with a short, broad beak to 3 mm (0.12 in) long. A threat to the EPPO region. 1a). and August. Luxuriant, heavy growth full of fruits can make upright specimens top-heavy, It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. Biological control, by means of foraging insects is proving successful [1] Die etwa 150 Arten kommen nur in Australien vor und die größte Artenvielfalt findet man im südlichen Western Australia. Your institution name. Hakea sericea Schrad. ex Vent.).) Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs . The branchlets are densely covered in grey-whitish short, soft, woolly hairs. The stems and branches are sparsely pubescent with thin brownish bark. In northern Portugal, dense stands are rapidly spreading after forest fires (Fig. Flowers are creamy-yellow and grow in small clusters at the base of leaves. Evergreen shrub or small tree, with robust and very sharp needle-like leaves.. Scientific name: Hakea sericea Schrader. The smooth perianth is 2.5–4.7 mm (0.098–0.185 in) long and the pistil 4–7.5 mm (0.16–0.30 in) long. Structural class. Conflorescences axillary, raceme-like with paired flowers or in several- to many-flowered clusters and then flowers not regularly or obviously paired. plant by mid-winter if it is in a sunny position. This adaptation leads to some trees expelling in excess of 10 000 seeds when exposed to fire events. Variable in growth habit, this species has narrow needle like leaves and will reach between 1m and 4m in height depending on soil and conditions. Domin. ) Shrub to small tree, 0.6–4.5 m high; lignotuber absent; young branchlets densely woolly-tomentose, tomentum usually persistent. The inflorescence appear in umbels of 1-6 flowers in leaf axils, pinkish in bud and maturing to white. readily and are the best means of propagation. Hakea (Hakea sericea) is a large shrub of New South Wales, Victoria and The species is exceptionally The common name refers to silky hairs on the tip growth, and Needle Bush, the general name for Hakeas with cylindrical sharp leaves, is more descriptive. natural response to varying conditions can be observed. Common name: silky hakea. Common name: silky hakea. Leaves terete, spreading widely or angled to stem, mostly 2–4.3 cm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, grooved below, soon glabrous; apex straight. after fires. Commonly known as the Silky Hakea or Bushy needlewood, Hakea sericea produces attractive clusters of white flowers during the months of month and spring.Flowers can often have a tinge of pink. Datasheet of Hakea sericea (HKASE) General. Hakea sericea. Early records of Hakea sericea in Victoria (e.g. It has a large tough leaf and flowers profusely in winter and spring attracting bees and many small birds. Pl. Commonly known as the Silky Hakea or Bushy needlewood, Hakea sericea produces attractive clusters of white flowers during the months of month and spring.Flowers can often have a tinge of pink. In May 2003, unusual leaf spots were observed on naturally growing plants. healthy in Canberra's cold winter climate. Hakea sericea is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). Description: Spreading bushy shrub 1–3 m high, young branches white-pubescent, glabrescent. Care The inflorescence rachis is 0.5–2.5 mm (0.020–0.098 in) long and thickly covered in woolly, short, matted white hairs toward the end and rusty coloured at the base. [8], H. sericea is an invasive weed in some areas outside Australia, specifically in South Africa, New Zealand and Portugal. In northern Portugal, dense stands are rapidly spreading after forest fires. Can be confused with downy hakea - note the downy hakea … Hakea sericea is a member of the Proteaceae family and has long, needle-shaped leaves, which gives rise to the common name for most hakeas, needle bush. as the leaves have no gloss. It is a medium to large shrub with a dense habit and sharp needle like leaves for the small birds to seek refuge in. Adult leaves are narrow, up to eight centimetres long and rather prickly. Flowering: June-October. Moreover, the IAS presented higher leaf total chlorophyll and soluble sugars. H. sericea has a canopy-stored seed bank from which seeds are typically released from woody follicles (fruits) following the death of the plant, frequently caused by fire (Bradstock, 1991). Knight, Hakea acicularis species and are like dainty pale cream curls close on the branches towards the and open only when the plant dies or is burnt. Hakea sericea Schrader (needlebush or silky hakea) (previously referred to as Hakea acicularis (Vent.) 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