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.
Acacia 'Honey Bun' is the dwarf form of the Sticky Wattle, and makes an excellent foliage plant. It grows to 1m after 4 or 5 years, but being a long lived wattle it will keep growing for you if you let it. Underpruning can make a fantastic little tree that provides a dense shade. An example of this can be seen in our display gardens. Grows best in part shade, but can also take full sun positions. Great for a soft hedge!
Callistemon 'Western Glory'
This bright bottlebrush is sure to please when in full flower. It comes out with a deep pink/red colour from Spring into Summer, and sometimes again in Autumn. Responds well to pruning and can grow in full sun or shady spots.
2m high and wide.
Grevillea 'Gilt Dragon'
A hardy grevillea, growing well in coastal conditions. Flowering from Winter to Spring. A good choice for borders or edging a retaining wall as the foliage will weep down over an edge. Likes full sun.
60cm high x 1.5m wide.
Chamelaucium 'Purple Pride'
A hardy favourite from up near Geraldton, the wax flower has been a popular addition to the home garden for many years. Winter flowers can be cut and kept inside for a long vase display. Plant in a sunny position and prune back after flowering.
Talipariti tiliaceum rubrum
Formerly in the Hibisucs family, this large shrub is commonly known as Cottonwood or Beach Hibiscus. Grows in a large variety of soils including hills clay and coastal sand. Makes a nice hedge if pruned, and the flowers are edible!
3m - 4m high.
Banksia menziesii dwarf
One of our local Banksias, being well suited to the coastal planes stretching all the way up to Geraldton. The dwarf form will still produce the same magnificent flowers, but on a smaller more compact shrub.
A beautiful tropical hybrid that has been enjoyed by gardeners and fauna alike for many years. This one is a Honey Eater's favourite with flowers almost all year round. Grows best in full sun and a well drained soil, with the occasional pruning. Keep it fed with a native plant food that is low in P.
What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring.
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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