Other Names Southern Silky Oak, Australian Silver-oak
Description The Silky Oak is a fast-growing large upright tree. It is the largest species of Grevillea. Produces 8cm - 15cm long bottlebrush shaped racemes of golden-orange flowers in spring and summer. The leaves are dissected bipinnatifid, and look a bit like fern fronds. Leaves are 15-30 cm long with greyish white or rusty underside Trunk diameter can reach 1m. Fruits are dark brown leathery follicles, about 2cm long.
Height 8m - 20m
Spread 5m - 14m
Habitat subtropical and dry rainforest environments with over 1000 mm annual rainfall
Wildlife Interest attracts honeyeaters. Also attracts possums