Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Hakea invaginata

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August

Common name -
Scientific name Hakea invaginata B.L. Burtt.
Family  Proteaceae

Genus: After Baron Christian Ludwig von Hake, 1745 - 1818, German patron of botany.

Species: From Latin, invaginatus, enclose or to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface. A reference to the longitudinally grooved leaves of this species.

Distribution Occurs in inland south-western Western Australia from between Mt Magnet and Yuna south to Southern Cross and Kellerberrin.
Native habitat It occurs in yellow or red sand, growing among mallee or mulga scrub. 

A small to medium shrub with pink flowers.

Flowering/fruiting July to September.

Location in Garden

In Bed 14e in the Connections Garden.


Plants adapt well to most freely draining soil types and prefer a sunny aspect, but will withstand some shade.  It is best suited to semi-arid and temperate climates. It responds well to light pruning and is a useful plant for narrow sites. 

The very showy pink flowers add a touch of colour to our winter garden. This species is not common in cultivation.





Hakea invaginata