Grevillea banksii (Pink and White flowering forms)
Family: Red or dwarf silky oak
Grevillea banksii is a highly variable species native to south-eastern Queensland. It has dark green, deeply dissected leaves. Flowers are typical Grevillea-type. Metropolitan Tree Growers are growing grafted forms of this species with either red or white flowers. The grafted form will typically grow to around 3.5 m tall and 1.5 m wide and will be highly advantageous where a fastigiated – short evergreen tree is required.
Typical mature height: 3.5m in Melbourne
Useful in: Parks and reserves
Sites for best growth: Reasonable drainage, frost free