Grass Tree

Xanthorrhoea Johnsonii

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Xanthorrhoea Johnsonii - Grass Tree - Noosa Landscaping Services

Grass Tree Description

The grass tree is an iconic Australian native that can be found in all states and territories.

Extremely slow growing to around 5m tall.

The trunks are formed by old leaf bases stacking on top of each other and bonding with a natural resin.

Grass trees are interesting due to their immunity to fire.

Grass Tree Maintenance

Do not overwater or over fertilise as no assistance is needed.

Burning the old growth in spring or summer can encourage the Xanthorrhoea johnsonii out of dormancy.

To encourage continuous growth remove the flower spike as soon as it appears and feed the leaves and roots with seaweed fertilisers.

Grass Tree Alternative Names

Grass tree.