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Zanthorrea's Plants

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.

All the plants we grow on site are potted on by hand and our nursery meets Both NIASA (Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia) and SGA (Sustainable Gardening Australia) standards.

Plant of the Month: Thomasia discolor

An adaptable shrub from the south west of WA. Can grow in full sun spots, but likes shade best. Good as an understory plant and suited to most well drained soils.

They get pretty pink papery flowers from spring to Christmas. A nice reliable plant for the home garden.

Approx 1m x 1m.

One Dollar from each sale will go towards Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Whats new from our growing area!

Scaevola spinescens
Known to the Noongar people as Murin Murin this plant has long be used as a bush food and for its medicinal properties, most notably for cancer treatment. A tough, medium shrub that grows all over WA with cream fan shaped flowers in Summer. Drought hardy once established. Choose a sunny position in well-drained soil.
1.5mH x 1.5mW

(photo credit - FloraBase)

Eucalyptus decipiens
A beautiful local, medium-sized tree which grows from a few hundred kilometres north of Perth to Albany. It can be single or multi trunked and is adaptable, growing in a wide variety of soils from sand to gravel and winter-wet areas. A dense canopy provides great shade.

Average 10mH

(photo credit - FloraBase)
Thomasia foliosa

Not often seen in cultivation, this is a versatile small shrub, local to most of the south-west of WA including the hills and Swan Coastal Plain. Grows well under tree shade or in full sun. Oak-shaped hairy leaves provide a lovely contrast in mixed garden shrubbery, while the papery, bell shaped purple or white flowers attract insects to your garden. Grows in most well drained soils.

80cm H x 80cm W

Eucalyptus Torwood
A naturally occurring W.A. hybrid between E. torquata and E. woodwardii, this tough small tree will provide light shade, brighten up a spot and attract birds to any garden with its stunning flower display in spring. Flower colour varies from yellow to pink. Grows in sand to well-draining clay.
5mH x 3mW

Lomandra ‘Long John Silver’
A tough new, tall form of Lomandra longifolia with upright silver-grey foliage. Will grow happily in full sun or heavy shade in sandy or clay soils. Great in rockeries, containers or to add interest and contrasting foliage in amongst shrubbery.


Grevillea ‘Lemon Supreme’
A versatile, medium shrub that will grow in full sun or under the shade of trees in a wide variety of soils including limestone coastal areas. Useful as a screen or windbreak and will attract a wide variety of birds in to your garden with masses of yellow flowers winter - spring.
1.5m – 2mH x 1.5m – 2mW

What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?

Native Tubestock
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring.

Vegetable Seedlings
We love growing our own veges and like to have a big selection for our customers.

Exotic Plants
A select range of exotic plants we have found to grow well in Perth.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
every day except Christmas Day.

Plant List

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.

Zanthorrea's Plant List.pdf

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Zanthorrea Nursery has been an accredited grower for many years. If you would like to know more about the accreditation scheme, click on the link to NIASA website (left).

Zanthorrea is the first nursery in WA to be officially certified by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). To learn more, please visit http://www.sgaonline.org.au

Zanthorrea Nursery  ::  155 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale, Western Australia 6057  ::  Ph (08) 9454 6260