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Xanthorrhoea australis

Grass tree

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  • Xanthorrhoea australis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Xanthorrhoea australis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Xanthorrhoea australis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Xanthorrhoea australis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height0.7m to 5m
  • Spread0.7m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourWhite, cream
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Xanthorrhoea australis (Grass tree). This is a dense tuft of narrow arching grassy leaves about 1m long. The flowers will bloom from spears of small white or cream flowers, with a smell of honey and will only appear after 10 to 15 years.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Tasmania, N.S.Wales, Australia

Interest and use

Grown mainly as foliage plants.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These are moderately frost hardy, the will need an open, sunny spot with well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in autumn or spring.

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