silk oak

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any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering

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A: This tree is known as silk oak (Grevillea robusta).
Among them are the pomegranate, octopus plant and silk oak for conservatory or house, Russian campion and yellow delphinium for warm borders, and purple bell vine from Mexico for summer patios.
To me it looks like either a Mimosa, which is a form of Acacia, or it may just be the Australian Silk Oak.
WITH its fern-like foliage, the silk oak - Grevillea robusta makes a very attractive houseplant.
These are silk oak (Grevillea robusta) specimens, which, for homeowners, are most useful as small potted ornamentals, best appreciated for their lacy, sea-green foliage.