silky oak

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silky oak

grevillearobusta.
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Grevillea robusta also has been introduced in East Africa, Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the United States in Hawaii, California and Florida.
Silky oak, also known as silk oak, silver oak and lacewood, from Grevillea robusta, is a medium-height to tall tree, growing to 120 feet or more.
The term silky oak originally applied to a number of species of trees native to Australia and New Zealand, including Grevillea robusta, which is also found in New South Wales, and Cardwellia sublimis.
Grevillea robusta has an average weight of 36 pounds per cubic foot.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Grevillea robusta, or silky oak, is the one tree species in the grevillea group, and it blooms, uncharacteristically, with orange-yellow flower combs in late winter.
Grevillea robusta, an enormous freeway tree in the Valley that will soon be full of golden, comb-shaped blooms, is recommended for container growing.