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Silky Oak

Silky Oak

Grevillia robusta

Regular price $4.00 AUD
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Expected Height Range:

5 m - 10 m

Spread Range:

5 m - 10 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun

Common uses:

Attractive foliage, Erosion control, Wind protection, and Supports wildlife

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Originally from Eastern Australia, it's naturally found in subtropical areas, often in open forests or woodland areas.

Leaf information:

Fern-like, long, and narrow leaves with a silky texture

Preferred Soil:

Prefers well-draining soil. It's not particularly fussy about soil pH but thrives in slightly acidic to neutral soils.

Silky Oak is admired for its spectacular golden-orange flowers which attract nectar-feeding birds, enhancing local biodiversity. It's also valued for its rapid growth and ability to thrive in various conditions, making it a great choice for quick landscaping and providing shade.

**Given its potential size, it's generally more suitable for larger yards or gardens where there's ample room for it to grow without causing issues with structures, underground utilities, or neighboring properties.

Care Considerations:

Relatively easy to care for, it prefers a sunny position and well-drained soil. It's drought-tolerant once established and generally requires little watering or fertilizing. Pruning can be done to shape the tree and remove any unwanted growth. For smaller gardens or where space is a concern, regular pruning can help manage its size, but this may impact its natural shape and flowering.
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