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Campus Trees

Grevillea robusta


Family:  Proteaceae

Common name: silver oak, Silk oak

Flowering period: September to November


  • Reaching a height of 75 feet or more with a 25-foot spread, Silver Oak is pyramidal to oval in shape, eventually developing a few heavy horizontal limbs and a thick trunk.
  • It is a fast-growing evergreen tree, between 18-35 m tall with dark green delicately dented bipinnatifid leaves reminiscent of a fern frond.
  • These leaves are generally 15-30 cm long with silvery undersides. Its flowers are golden-orange bottlebrush-like blooms, between 8-15 cm long, in the spring, on a 2-3 cm long stem.
  • Black, leathery seed capsules follow the flowers.


  • Edible Plant Parts (Edible Flowers)
  • In China, the leaves are used to heal minor cuts.
  • The pale yellowish or yellow-brown wood is easy to shape and is used to make various objects (furniture) or construct buildings.
  • It is also used as firewood.