Grevillea robusta – Silky Oak
This the largest of the Grevilleas, growing to 40M, usually with a single trunk giving it somewhat the appearance of a conifer. Profusion of bright orange flowers cover this tall tree in summer.
I was delighted to see this tree directly ahead of me on the road out of Riwaka towards Kaiteriteri, at the banked 90o left hand bend. This is an unusual tree in New Zealand; there is a small stand at the Eastwood Hill national arboretum near Gisborne. So do make the most of this one!
Click here to go to the Grevillea robusta page in Karin’s Garden.