Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Hakea Kincora is a selection grown since 2001 by Michael OBrien on the property Kincora, Halliwells Road, Allansford, Victoria. Purported to be of hybrid origin, there is evidence that Hakea laurina or Hakea petiolaris may have been involved. The cultivar registration application was received by the Authority on 27 May 2004. The applicant was Michael OBrien.
DESCRIPTION: Hakea Kincora grows into an erect shrub 2 ¼ m tall by 2 m across. Branches have an erect, arching habit. Leaves are linear, 95mm long by 12mm wide, acuminate. Racemes are globular, approximately 50mm by 50mm in size, clustered along the stems, and profuse. Styles are creamy white, perianth are bright pink. Fruit have not been observed. The main flowering period is from May to July.
DIAGNOSIS: Hakea Kincora is similar to Hakea Burrendong Beauty but can be distinguished by its erect habit, and linear leaves.
CULTIVATION: Hakea Kincora is reported to have some tolerance to drought. Frost hardiness is not known.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1995
Leaves: close to 135C
Perianth: close to Red group 54B
Style: close to Yellow-White group 158D
REFERENCE SPECIMENS: ACC 1087, ACRA 1087, CANB 643274
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 9 September 2004