Xanthorrhoea johnsonii Grass Tree
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. In the wild, you can see how long it has been since the last bushfire by the size of the brown grass skirt at the top of the tree’s trunk.
Xanthorrhoea are important to Aboriginal culture. The plant’s resin is traditionally used as glue for making spears and mending items. The flower spike can be used as a fishing spear staff and the tough seed pods work as cutting tools.
Although the grass tree is classified as endangered due to fungal infection, land clearance and illegal transplantation, our stock has been legally and safely acquired through the Protected Plant Authority. We have a limited number of Xanthorrhoea available in the nursery right now!
Full sun to dappled shade
Flowers in spring
Butterfly & bee attracting
Burn back to promote growth