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Xanthorrhoea minor ssp. lutea|Small Grass-tree, Toolimerin

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Stout perennial with underground woody trunk, branched underground.
Size (W x H)
0.6m x 1m
Foliage in an erect grassy tuft. Leaves arching, triangular in cross-section, 1m x 2-3.5mm.
Terminal spike of dense, fragrant flowers. Stem slender, base 30-60cm, flowering spike 5-30cm long, 0.2-0.5 times as long as base. May have multiple stems.
Flower colour
Flower time
November to February
Growing conditions
Well drained soils in heathy woodlands and open forest. Frost tolerant. Full sun or semi shade.
Commonly used for
A slow growing ornamental specimen for containers, rockeries or growing en masse under trees. Flowers well after fire.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory