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Xanthorrhoea hybrida Supergrass

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Xanthorrhoea hybrida Supergrass Grass Tree, Grasstree, Super Grass,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Trees Irregular Shape, Tufting, Upright

Fastest growing, spectacular grasstree with a blackened trunk, usually as a result of bushfires. Growing to approx 3.5m tall, spent leaf bases create the trunk, single-trunked or less commonly multi-trunked specimens. Every tree is unique in shape. Thin, firm grass-like bright green 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 2-4m

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

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