Grass tree. Long-lived woody shrub reaching 12’ that resembles a narrow-leafed bunch grass when young, then slowly develops a stout trunk that is nearly black. Leaves are 4’ long and older plants bear candle-like flower stalks to 6’ tall, covered with small white flowers. A unique slow-growing shrub for full sun or light shade and well-drained soil. Prefers dry, loose, sandy soil, tolerates heat and drought, and needs infrequent water once established. Useful in containers, on banks or hillsides, or as a specimen. Hardy to 20F. Australia.