Blackboy or Grasstree

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus: Xanthorrhoea
Species: Glauca

Unique to Australia, this prized landscape tree makes a dramatic statement in any garden.

The history of the Xanthorrhoea fascinated even the first European settlers, as it is so unique it is not related to any other plant species found in Australia.

Xanthorrhoea are a very slow growing species, but it is also believed they can live up to 600 years.

Generally frost tolerant, Xanthorrhoea require well drained soil, in a sunny or part shade area. They can also be grown successfully in pots.

Station Creek Tree Farm have been legally salvaging these trees from land clearing operations for the past 25 years, and were the first Australian Company to export these trees in commercial quantities.

For the past 15 years we have been salvaging the hardiest species of them all (glauca). This tree has a growth rate of about 1 centimeter per year.

To guarantee survival the Xanthorrhoea is first re-established in pots. Full cultural notes and planting procedures are supplied with each shipment of Xanthorrhoea.

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