ornamental grass, succulent

Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata | Australian Grasstree

This is a succulent with a grasslike form and appearance. Long, very narrow, 2- to 4-foot leaves drape fountainlike from the tops of the woody trunks. Mature size of 8 feet by 8 feet takes many years. Tall flowering stalks to 12 feet high appear sporadically in spring. (See photo.) Best in well draining, sandy soil. Canopy coverage: 50 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 20F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 8 feet high

Width: 8 feet wide


Foliage Color: blue-green

Flower Color: white

Wildlife: hummingbirds