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Xanthorrhoea glauca

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Wantirna
B2, Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 42
$/Unit (EX GST): $30.24 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $33.26 inc GST
Size: 40cm Trunk
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $509.25 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $560.18 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Xanthorrhoea glauca Grass Tree, Grasstree, Queensland Blue Grasstree,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Trees Tufting, Upright

Description:
A very slow growing spectacular grasstree with a blackened trunk, usually as a result of bushfires. Growing to approx 5m tall, spent leaf bases create the trunk, single-trunked or less commonly multi-trunked specimens. Every tree is unique in shape. Thin, firm bluish-green grass-like leaves appear out of the trunk tops and extend approx. 1m, arching over the trunk. Grass trees usually flower after a bushfire. In the absence of fires, they will only flower if healthy. Flower stalks are incredible, can grow approx 3cm per day and reach 3m high. Honey scented flowers attract birds and bees. Grass trees can take a few years to settle and adapt, but will make a statement in any garden style.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes: Must be planted in well drained soil. Raise the garden bed to avoid wet feet. Grass trees do not tolerate root disturbance - cut the pot away when planting and gently position in hole with as much of the soil from the pot as possible. Back fill the hole firmly and water well. Soak with water twice a week when freshly planted. Gradually reduce the amount over a period of time. Grass trees benefit from a regular dose of seaweed fertiliser. Roots can be susceptible to root Pytophthora.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Blue
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High
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