Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.

HOVEA elliptica alba 10g

White Tree Hovea

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: N 607-10g

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Faboideae
Characteristics: Shrub 2 m Spread 1.5 m

Seed per packet:  Approx. 10
Seed per gram:  Approx. 40

An attractive shrub from Western Australia with an erect slender stem with alternate elliptical leaves 7.5 cm long. White pea-shaped flowers occur in short clusters in the leaf axils in spring.

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.

Occurs naturally in the regions of the Esperance Plains, Jarrah a Forest, Swan Coastal Plain and Warren in the South West Province of Western Australia.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.

Hovea seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating which is impervious to water and generally, germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  3. Sow 3-4mm deep keep warm & moist but not wet.
  4. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.

Click here to view our range.

We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.

Stay in touch

The latest product arrivals, inspiring garden ideas and sale alerts!