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GRASS TREE
Xanthorrhoea preissii

Xanthorrhoea preissii Xanthorrhoea preissii Xanthorrhoea preissii Xanthorrhoea preissii Xanthorrhoea preissii Xanthorrhoea preissii

Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Native to Australia.

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Previously listed in the Liliaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 8 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Linear, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

White-Cream. Flowers in Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Fruitless.

Bark Black.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Sand Texture.

Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Xanthorrhoea preissii Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/xanthorrhoea-preissii >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.