Grevillea banksii

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 Grevillea banksii subsp. var.  Bankss grevillea, Red silky oak
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Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 10 ft to 30 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Australia
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
Hidden fields, interally pass variables to right place
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, pink
Proteaceae > Grevillea banksii var. , R.Br.

Grevillea banksii, known by various common names including Red silky oak, Dwarf silky oak, Banks' grevillea, Byfield waratah and, in Hawaii, Kahili flower or Kahili tree is a plant of the large genus Grevillea in the diverse family Proteaceae. Native to Queensland, it has been a popular garden plant for many years though has been superseded somewhat horticulturally by smaller and more floriferous hybrids.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Grevillea banksii, R. Br. Tall shrub or slender small tree, with branches rusty-tomentose: lvs. 4-8 in. long, pinnate or deeply pinnatifid, the segms. 3-11 and broad-linear or lanceolate, margins revolute: racemes terminal, erect and dense, 2—t in. long; fls. red, tomentose outside and glabrous inside: fr. about 1 in. long, obliquely ovate.—Offered abroad. CH

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