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Xanthorrhoea Preissii Balga Blackboy Seeds

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Xanthorrhoea Balga Blackboy is a native Australian grass tree with a wide natural distribution. The variety is understood to have been used by aboriginal peoples for a wide range of uses including use of the flower spikes as fishing spears. In more recent times Xanthorrhoea Balga Blackboy has entered cultivation, mostly with the true-form variety that is highly suitable for landscaping as it sheds its old leaves more readily exposing its beautiful ornate trunk, upon which the beautiful grass like green leaves contrast spectacularly. Like all grass trees, Xanthorrhoea Balga Blackboy is a slow growing variety and is used in gardens to provide a rustic, rural or native character and to contrast with existing garden shrubs and provide textures to soften harsh surrounds. This variety is also of architectural appeal as it does spectacularly well in pots beside/inside buildings, in foyer areas or out in the open near a pool or perhaps a modern courtyard. During the first 3 - 4 years of growth, the plant grows as a reed-like grass, before the emergence of the characteristic trunk. Xanthorrhoea Balga Blackboy is a native grass tree, Xanthorrhoea Preissii.

Advantages of Xanthorrhoea Balga Blackboy

  • Beautiful architectural plant
  • Long-lived specimen tree
  • Ideal for pots
  • Hardy once established


  • 1.5m+ height at maturity (but generally slow growing)
  • Spacings depend of intended use, however 1m+ is generally advisable
  • Only relatively mature plants generally flower
  • Suitable for part-shade and full sun
  • Drought tolerant
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
  • Perennial plant requiring 10+ years to be fully mature

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Xanthorrhoea Balga Blackboy
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Mick Oliver (NSW)
Xanthorrhoea Preissii Balga Blackboy Seeds

Well the price was back and well packaged with instructions included. I will have to wait a couple of years to see if they sprout...

Cayde Tasker (NSW)
Playing the long game!

Seeds cafe quick and are in good shape. Instructions were extremely detailed but very easy to follow. Now all I must do is put my feet up and wait :)

shaun robb (NSW)
purchase of Blackboy seeds...

excellent prompt service...they even included a little bonus bag of seeds !