(Proteaceae) “Silky Oak.” “Golden Pine.”
A majestic looking, fast growing tree reaching up to 30m in height. Divided, fern-like leaves, dark green above, silvery green underneath. It flowers after reaching 10 years of age, the flowers being small but held in upturned racemes which produce a very distinctive, spectacular effect in spring and early summer (seen here May 2011). The fruit is a brown,grey or black follicle containing one or two seeds, and the timber is used in carpentry. Grevillea is tolerant of drought, but it is frost tender.