Silver Oak, Silk Oak - Plant
Grevillea robusta, commonly known as the southern silky oak or silky oak, or Australian silver oak, is the largest species in the genus Grevillea of the family
Common name: Silver Oak, Silk Oak
Color: Golden orange.
Bloom time: May-June.
Height: 25 to 35 meters
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The beautiful Silver Oak tree is native to the Eastern coasts of Australia. It’s exotic to the Western Ghats, where it is nevertheless found, particularly in Coorg. The tree’s significance derives from the fact that it’s almost indispensable to coffee plantations as they are difficult to maintain without it; the tree provides the much needed shade to coffee plants.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 36 °C.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The Silver Oak tree is surprisingly, one of the fastest growing trees found in the world, having a life span of 40-45 years on an average.
- This tree is useful throughout this time.
- Interestingly, the wood of this tree is known to be good for making furniture.
These avenues, interestingly, are also considered to resemble Switzerland, being full of fog early in the morning, without the chocolates available of course!
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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