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Xanthorrhoea johnsonii

Plant name: Grass tree

Plant type: Shrubs / bushes / trees

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Cultural notes: extremely slow growing but very hardy and long lived

Maintenance prune old grass fronds (skirt) to shape or neaten

Tolerates drought and frost hardy

Flowering season: periodically flowers in spring or after fire but not every year. The flower is spear-like and bears small white blossoms with bird attracting nectar. May produce more than one spike.

Flower colour: small white blossoms with bird attracting nectar v

Foliage colour: thin green strap-like leaves

Width: up to 1.6m

Height: up to 0.2m

Plant spacing: Depends on layout of garden, Different spacing causes different effects

Recommended uses: excellent feature plant with bird attracting flowers

Description: striking advanced tree indigenous to Australia, ranging from 20cm to 1.6m. Usually single trunk which is typically black