Grevillea baileyana – Brown Silky Oak

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 anywhere near pipes or drainage, paths, buildings etc.

Note – some grevilleas can cause skin irritation to some people. If you are affected wear protective clothing when handling grevilleas

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Grevillea baileyana
Common Name : Brown Silky Oak
Height : 10
Flower Color : White, Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects