Grevillea forsteri Hulle
Stylurus banksii (R.Br.) O.Deg.
Common Name: Red Silky Oak
Red silky oak is an evergreen shrub or small, slender tree growing 4 - 10 metres tall, rarely adopting a prostrate habit[
The plant is cultivated in the tropics and subtropics as a shade tree and windbreak for plantations, it is also utilized for timber and is used as a living fence[
]. The plant is also widely grown as an ornamental[
Australia - Queensland.
Found in various habitats, usually in woodland or open forest, usually on flatter sites in sandy soils but sometimes in heath or on rocky slopes[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental
A plant of tropical and subtropical regions, found at elevations of 250 - 2,000 metres[
]. Grows best in regions of high rainfall[
]. Plants are moderately frost-tolerant[
Grows best in a sunny position in a reasonably well-drained soil[
]. Succeeds in various soils[
The tree has escaped from cultivation in some areas, and has become an invasive weed[
The plant flowers all year-round in Java and Peninsular Malaysia[
Fully viable seed can be obtained from 3 - 4 years-old trees[
Used as a shade tree and windbreak for plantations of coffee and tea[
The shrubby cultivar 'Fosteri' is a dense shrub that is used as a fence[
The wood is used as a fuel[
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