Australian native plants are well known for their unique beauty. Long neglected as garden plants in Western Australia, they have had a recent surge in popularity as water-wise alternatives to traditional garden plants. Plant breeders, both in Australia and overseas are developing cultivars and hybrids with wide appeal. As well as looking spectacular in the contemporary or bush garden, our local flora is highly attractive to birds and other native animals.
A lovely dwarf form of Banksia spinulosa that is perfect for smaller spaces. Masses of large, orange flower spikes are produced late summer through to spring and will be a busy hub of activity with the many nectar feeding birds and insects they will attract. Plant in full sun or part shade in most free draining soils, or pot in to a container for a striking pot specimen. Tip prune while the plant is establishing to encourage a more dense growth habit and more flowers.
Banksia media – dwarf form – Southern Plains Banksia
One of the more reliable and versatile banksias from the S.W. of W.A. with dense, deep green foliage and striking yellow – orange flower spikes winter – spring. Will grow happily on most soils, from sand to clay and even limestone. Tolerates coastal conditions and frosts. This dwarf form is great for smaller areas, mixed shrubbery or screening. Tip prune while establishing to encourage dense habit and more flowers. 1.5m H x 2m W
Grevillea ‘Loopy Lou’
Great for a splash of colour and to feed the birds, this small grevillea will produce large yellow/orange flowers all year round! Plant in full sun or light shade in free draining soil in an area protected from frost. Great in mixed shrubbery or in a pot 1m H x 1.5m W
Lomandra ‘Long John Silver’
Just like its Treasure Island namesake, this strappy leafed, clumping plant is tough, versatile and will stand out in a crowd! It makes a great border, and the graceful, grey foliage is perfect for texture and colour contrast in mixed garden beds. Will grow well in full sun or part shade, is drought and frost hardy once established and will grow in all free-draining soils. It is a low maintenance plant which does not require pruning or shaping and will not drop leaves in your pool. 80cm H x 60cm W
Elaeocarpus reticulatus – Blueberry Ash
A versatile and beautiful small tree with deep green leaves and delicate, fringed, pale pink flowers in spring, followed by dark blue berries that are attractive to birds. It has a naturally narrow habit, but can be easily pruned to shape. The Blueberry Ash will tolerate full sun, but also does well in shady areas. Its dense habit and fast growth makes it useful as a screen. Will grow in most free draining soils, although will do best when there is with plenty of organic matter mixed in. 8m H x 4m W
Rare in cultivation, this lovely small-medium shrub has soft foliage and a stunning display of bright yellow and red pea flowers, crowding the stems spring – summer. Does best in soils with a bit of clay or organic matter in full sun or part shade. Tip prune while establishing to encourage more dense habit. 1.5m H x 1m W
Corymbia maculata Spotted Gum
A beautiful, fast growing, large tree for bigger gardens and properties. It is easily identified by its strong, straight trunk covered in attractive grey, cream and brown blotched bark. Will grow in all soil types and will tolerate boggy or winter wet sites and is also drought hardy. Useful in shelter belts or as a specimen or shade tree. Up to 30m H
What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $4.40 each, or for 9 and above $4 each.
We love growing our own veges and like to have a big selection for our customers.
A select range of exotic plants we have found to grow well in Perth.
Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
day except Christmas Day.
We have put together a plant List of the plants we normally stock at the nursery. Here you will find information on flowering time, colours and heights. For information about which plants are currently in stock please Contact our friendly staff at the nursery.
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