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Grevillea banksii/Spider Flower, Red Silky Oak, Kahili Flower

Grevillea banksii / Grevillea banksii
Cluster of foliage at tips of branches
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Cluster of foliage at tips of branches

Compound leaves with numerous leaflets

Relatively low growing spreading tree in Southern California

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Scientific Name: Grevillea banksii
Common Name: Spider Flower, Red Silky Oak, Kahili Flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a large tropical shrub to small tree that produces bright red flowers in spring. It cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Quite popular tree in Hawaii and Southern California. There are several cultivars available in the trade. Several include 'Forsteri''Robyn Gordon,' 'Superb', 'Coconut Ice', 'Claire Dee' and 'Misty Pink.'