- Flower nameXanthorrhoea preissii
- Scientific nameXanthorrhoea preissii
- Aliasブラックボーイ, Grass tree, Black boy
- Place of originSouthwestern Australia
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Overseas, Ornamental plants
- Flowering season
What is Xanthorrhoea preissii
Xanthorrhoea preissii , balga, grass tree or Black boy (Scientific name: Xanthorrhoea preissii) is a hardy evergreen tree in the family Asphodelaceae
native to Southwestern Australia. Twelve species are found in Australia. It produces long, shaggy, hair-like leaves radiating from the tree. In the event of a bushfire, it only scorches the surface of the tree and produces white palm-like flowers with long corm-like inflorescences that grow from the top of the tree. The leaves are as stiff as chopsticks and stick to the stem. It is a slow-growing and long-lived plant that grows in sandy soil. Typical cultivars include australis (X.australis) and prissii (X.preissii).
Common names:Xanthorrhoea preissii, Scientific name: Xanthorrhoea preissii, aka: balga or Black boy, Grass tree, Place of origin: Southwestern Australia, Height: 6-9 m, Stem color: darker, Leaf shape: linear, Leaves: stiff on the split, Inflorescence: acuminate, Flower color: white, Male flowers: six stamens, Flowering season: summer, Root: mycorrhizal, Reproduction method: seed to seedling.