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Silky Oak in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Grevillea robusta

 

Silky Oak

Grevilleas are popular garden plants both in temperate and subtropical climates. They can be grown from soft tip cuttings from late summer, or from seed. In temperate regions, they are best grown in the in a conservatory or in a very sheltered part of the garden. Grevillea robusta is the largest species in the genus Grevillea. It is a fast-growing evergreen tree, growing to between 18–35 m tall, with dark green leaves reminiscent of a fern frond. Its flowers are golden-orange bottlebrush-like blooms.

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plant Features
  • Silky Oak likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Silky Oak likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Silky Oak is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Silky Oak likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Silky Oak

Latin name

Grevillea robusta

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Proteaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silky Oak likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Silky Oak is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Silky Oak likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Silky Oak likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silky Oak is 10.00meters x 35.00meters 10.00 M 35.00 M

Grevillea robusta

Grevilleas are popular garden plants both in temperate and subtropical climates. They can be grown from soft tip cuttings from late summer, or from seed. In temperate regions, they are best grown in the in a conservatory or in a very sheltered part of the garden. Grevillea robusta is the largest species in the genus Grevillea. It is a fast-growing evergreen tree, growing to between 18–35 m tall, with dark green leaves reminiscent of a fern frond. Its flowers are golden-orange bottlebrush-like blooms.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Can be purchased from good nurseries in pots and planted straight into the growing site. Establish plants in the garden in spring in a sheltered, sunny place in free draining acid or neutral soil. Grow pot plants in a soil based compost such as John Innes number 3, adding peat or peat substitute to make up to a quarter of the volume.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Sow seeds under glass during spring or take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

 
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