- Specie: Silk Oak (grevillea robusta)
- Location: St Stephen’s Lane and Bonham Road
After encountering my first Silk Oak in Wan Chai recently, I’ve come across my second and third. These two slightly taller but also youngish members are just off Bonham Road, on a little path called St Stephen’s Lane – just opposite Western St, which presumably is part of the infrastructure around St Stephen’s Girl’s College, one of the oldest grant schools of Hong Kong founded in 1906.
There are the characteristic slender pinnated leaves that seem to flow like silk. What’s missing are the bright yellow and orange blooms of the species. Perhaps next year.