The beautiful, large, glossy foliage with a rusty tinge to the undersurface is complemented by sprays of honey-scented cream coloured flowers in summer. It is a medium to large tree that can grow well as far south as Melbourne and right up to north Queensland. Use it as a feature tree that can provide cut foliage and flowers for indoor use. It is virtually maintenance free, but be aware that the roots can be invasive, so do not plant near pipes or drainage fixtures.
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea baileyana|
|Common Name:||Brown Silky Oak|
|Other Common Names:||White Oak, Scrub Beefwood|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree|
|Height:||5 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Street tree, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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