Grass tree spheres

Xanthorrhoea species or Grass Trees are a pretty standard ‘feature plant’ in a native garden, with their showy black trunk and perfect grass head on top they are almost a signature plant for a lot of Australian gardens. 

It is mostly their trunk height that people become obsessed with and it is an ‘instant’ WOW factor once planted. However recently I have been noticing how showy they can be without that trunk, just the grass head alone is unlike any other native plant you can have within your garden.

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The spheres of the grass head are perfect and if given enough space amongst other things will stand-out and give foliage contrast for years before the trunk develops. So don’t become disenchanted if you can’t afford a grass tree with a trunk, plant a seed grown one instead and enjoy these gorgeous shapes!

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