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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: Callistemon glaucus - The Albany Bottlebrush

One of only two Callistemons that are native to Western Australia, this is a stunning medium shrub with a naturally dense growth habit and large, bright, scarlet-red bottlebrush flowers spring to summer. Great for screening, hedging or low windbreaks and provides valuable nesting habitat for birds. Will attract nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden when in flower. Grows in full sun or part shade in sand or clay and will tolerate winter wet areas.

2m high.

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

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Scaevola calliptera
A lovely local groundcover with deep green leaves and large, purple, fan shaped flowers over a long period from late winter to mid summer. Does well in full sun or part shade in free draining soil. Great in pots, mass planted or as a ground cover in mixed garden beds. Will attract insects, butterflies and native bees to your garden.
20cm – 40cm H x 1m – 1.5m H


Paraserianthes lophantha
Previously known as Albizia and now commonly called Cape Leeuwin Wattle or Crested Wattle, this attractive, local small tree is not actually a wattle (Acacia) but is closely related. It is very fast growing and has delicate fern like leaves and fluffy, creamy yellow flowers winter to spring. Grows well in a wide range of soils from sand to clay and winter-wet areas and creek lines. Great as a feature tree, a light shade tree or fast growing plant in new planting areas.
5m - 8m H x 3m – 4m W


Grevillea ‘Mount Tamboritha’

A reliable and appealing low grevillea, with fleshy grey-green leaves and a pink spider flowers winter to spring. Great for attracting honeyeaters and bees to your garden. Drought and frost hardy once established, this little grevillea will grow well in full sun or part shade in free draining soil. Can be used to bring foliage colour and texture contrast in to mixed garden beds and also does well in pots.
20cm 30cm H x 1m 1.5m W


Gastrolobium celsianum
Commonly known as the Sawn River Pea, this sprawling low shrub has silver-green leaves and bright red pea flowers winter – spring. Will attract nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden. Grows happily and flowers well in full sun or fairly heavy tree shade. Will grow in a wide range of soils from sand to clay provided there is adequate drainage.
0.5m – 1m H x 1m – 3m W


Grevillea ‘Juniper Rose’

A dense small shrub which is naturally compact and round without too much pruning. Large red flowers cover the bush in winter – spring. Spikey foliage provides great protection and habitat for small birds. Plant in free draining soil in full sun or part shade.

1m H x 1.5m W


Grevillea ‘New Blood’

This low growing ground cover produces a mass of rich red flowers from autumn to spring. Works well in a native rockery, or can even be used as a feature plant in a pot or hanging basket.

20cm H x 1.5m W


What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?


Native Tubestock
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $4.40 each, or for 9 and above $4 each.


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

NEW 28th edition!

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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