Xanthorrhoea johnsonii – Grass Tree

This iconic Australian plant occurs naturally from Queensland to north east NSW. Slow growing to around 5 metres tall, it has a tuft of long thin leaves, and in old specimens this grows atop a thick trunk. They love a well drained soil in full sun to lightly dappled shade. In heavier soil it is advisable to build up raised beds for better drainage. They flower from autumn to summer with dramatic tall spears of small white flowers which are nectar rich.

Scientific Name:Xanthorrhoea johnsonii
Family:Xanthorrhoeaceae
Common Name:Grass Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Black
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Column-shaped, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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