Kingia australis

A slow growing plant, native to south west Western Australia, Kingias are similar to grasstrees (Xanthorrhoea) in habit, except for the flowers. They have one or more trunks, 6 to 8 metres tall, with a large tuft of grassy leaves atop. A new growing point is formed if the main trunk gets damaged. The flowers give an interesting look to the plant, as yellow-green to brown round flower heads on stalks are held above the mop of foliage.
Transplanting of mature specimens is difficult. Best results are when the plant is given a good free draining soil, and is kept moist until established.
Kingias can live for centuries, and are slow growers. They put on around 1 1/2 centimetres in growth a year, so a 6 metre specimen is old indeed!

Family : Dasypogonaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree
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Flowering Time : Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Kingia australis
Common Name : Kingia
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Flower Color : Brown
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
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Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects