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Grevillea baileyana - brown silky oak

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Hardy small native tree suited to feature planting and creating shade. Attractive lobed leaves, and fragrant nectar rich flowers to attract honey-eating birds and beneficial pollinators to your garden in mid-spring. Grows from north Queensland to Victoria. Similar to Buckinghamia (ivory curl tree) in appearance and growth habit, somewhat taller, with the cream flowers appearing in upright clusters.

If you're looking for silky oak you want Grevillea robusta, and for white silky oak Grevillea banksii alba.

Grevillea baileyana - brown silky oak

APPEARANCE: Ornamental tree with glossy foliage, softly textured bronze underneath especially in new growth. Clusters of fragrant cream coloured sprays appear spring through to summer.
USE IN: Plant as a small shade tree or feature tree. Attracts wildlife.
LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Tolerates moderate frost. Grows from Victoria as far north as Cooktown so very adaptable as to climate. Roots may become invasive so avoid planting near pipes.
CARE: Maintenance free once established. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as desired to promote dense growth habit and flowering. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser when buds form - grevilleas can be phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 5-10m x 5m W. Can grow to 30m in rainforest settings.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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