Grevillea striata is an erect, spindly, evergreen shrub or robust tree growing from 3 - 15 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.
Australia - all mainland states except Victoria.
Widespread in dry inland areas, occasionally extending to near the coast in drier northern areas, in open mixed Acacia and Eucalyptus woodland, Triodia-shrubland communities, in a range of soil types[
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Found in the warm temperate to tropical areas of Australia.
Found in the wild in a range of soil types including red sands, gravelly loams, and occasionally black soils or calcareous clays[
The wood is hard, close-grained, takes a good polish[
]. It is used for cabinet making, furniture, fancy work[
Seed - they have no dormancy but germination is delayed and uneven. Soaking the seed in cold water for 24 hours prior to sowing may improve germination[
]. Seeds can be sown in well-drained, shady seedbeds or individual containers, using with equal proportions of sandy loam and sand. Germination is usually good, occurring after 2 - 4 weeks[
]. When the seedlings are 7 days old, they are pricked out in polytubes. Shade is required for the first 2 - 3 weeks after transplanting[
]. In about 6 - 8 months, when the plants are 20 - 30cm tall, they can be planted out into their permanent positions[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel[
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