Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata
Grass Tree

Uses: As a specimen plant in native landscaping, very slow growing. Regenerates after fire.
Attracts nectar eating birds and butterflies. Food source for Black Tailed Cockatoos.
Cultural uses: Hunting implements; resin used as adhesive; nectar from flowering spikes; food from leave base.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:LE: Lake Eyre    
:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:NL: Northern Lofty
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 3-5m
  • Spread 1-1.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
  • Botanical Name Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata
  • Common Name Grass Tree
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW, Tas, ACT
  • Habit Clumping
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains
  • Soil Texture Sand, Loam
  • pH Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Cream
  • Flowering Time Winter, Spring
  • Flower Type Spikes
  • Purpose Habitat, Ornamental, Screen, Hedge
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region