top of page

Xanthorrhoea Preissii Grass Tree.Boro 'Black Boy'.
The Xanthorrhoea Preissii is a dramatic and spectacular species of grass tree native to Southwest Australia. The stout trunk is made up of a mass of old leaf bases held together by a natural resin and the centre is fibrous. During bushfires, the intense heat melts this resin and it oozes out and solidifies. Sometimes Nicknamed 'Black Boy' the thickened trunks turn black as a result of bush fires. A dense crown of thin but stiff grass-like leaves radiate from the top the trunk extending up to 3ft long and arching over it. 
Slow growing, but extremely long lived, a tree with a 1m trunk will probably be around 100 years old.

Small white/cream star shaped honey scented flowers are produced on spectacular woody stalks which can reach up to 10ft tall. 
This is a exceptionally beautiful and imposing plant which grow well in containers requiring little water and maintenance.


These specimens are exceptional quality and rare. Photos to follow of the acttual plants coming into stock from March 2020. Limited availability.

Click into the "Height" box and price of each plant is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our palms.


To PRE- ORDER please contact us: with your requirements or alternatively reserve by choosing 'Manual' payments at checkout (no payment is taken until just before delivery).


SKU: XPbb2
Out of Stock
  • Latin Name: Xanthorrhoea Preissii

    Common Name: Boro 'Black Boy'. Grass Tree. Balga. Western Australian Grass Tree

    Native to: Southwest Australia.

    Hardiness: Hardy down to -9 degrees if very dry. 

    Growth Characteristics: Very slow growing, evergreen. Long, thin stiff grass-like leaves. Beautifull black trunk when mature. Tolerates coastal positions and drought when established.

    Sunlight: Prefers full sun.

    Exposure: Sheltered.

    Soil: Fast draining soil with low nutrients.

    Moisture: Water very sparingly. Do not water in winter.

  • Pre-Order Now For Delivery From March 2020.


    All palms and plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

bottom of page