Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata /Australian Grass Tree

Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata  / Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata
Striking head of grass-like foliage
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Striking head of grass-like foliage

A grove of the Australian Grass Trees

Striking bloom stalks

Grass-like foliage

Mature plants with tall floral stalks

Foliage and floral stalks

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Scientific Name: Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata
Common Name: Australian Grass Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Comments: Noted for its grass-like mass of blue-green,radiating leaves originating from a central crown. Will eventually form a coarse textured trunk of old leaves which should be removed. Blooms quite irregularly after a plant reaches a certain maturity. Flowers produces on a tall, six foot stalk. Flowers highly scented. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Makes an interesting container plant.