However, I am happy though that the tree has grown so much since the time I planted it. In fact, the crown is so full of healthy dark green leaves and the contrasting tubular orangey-yellow flowers with purple sepals are just such a joy to look at. Even the purplish new feathery-like leaves are so delightfully enchanting.
A link on this tree is shown here:
Oh yes, this is not a new species of Grass Tree (scientific name: Xanthorrhoea species; Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae) indigenous to Australia. It is just dead! Previously known commonly as the Blackboy, this derogatory and racist common name was dropped. 2 links on this interesting prehistoric looking plant are shown below: