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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: Eucalyptus sideroxylon Rosea

A beautiful erect tree that generally has a narrow canopy. Over time it will develop a dark furrowed bark, that lends to it's common name 'Ironbark'. This with it's blue grey foliage and bright pink flowers makes it a very showy tree. We also find this very easy to grow and reliable for our customers.

10m - 15m tall.

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

Whats new from our growing area!


Native Water Plants
Give your friendly garden frogs a welcome place to retreat from the blasting summer heat by adding an Australian native plant to your pond or water bowl. The warm summer months are when these guys really take off and provide habitat for aquatic fauna and a free filtration and cleaning system for your water. We have many native water plants in stock now such as Nardoo, Velvet Rush, Milfoil and Water Ribbons.

Billardiera lehmanniana
Native to southwest W.A. ‘Kurup’ is a climber, if given the opportunity and support to climb, or a twining small shrub if it has nothing to climb. A versatile and hardy plant which is often seen around salt lakes and floodplains, but will also grow in granite soils and sand. It produces masses of stunning white-pale blue flowers in Autumn.

Size varies depending on situation. As a climber it can grow to 3m high, but as a shrub it will be roughly 1m H x 1m W.


Macrozamia riedlei
More commonly called Zamia Palms, these extremely slow growing cycads are endemic to southwest W.A. They usually do not form a trunk, but have huge fronds that can be up to 2m long extending from a central point. They produce large cones after flowering and, if treated properly, their seeds are edible. Best position is under tree shade in sandy, well-draining soil. Great feature plant in the garden!

Up to 3m high and wide.


Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Commonly called Illyarrie, or Red-capped gum, most people will be familiar with this small, often gnarly shaped tree, from its bright red caps that burst off in summer/autumn to reveal huge, bright yellow blooms underneath. Native to coastal areas north and south of Geraldton, this is an adaptable tree which will grow in heavy or sandy soils and limestone.

4m-8m H x 4m – 6m W


Correa ‘Pink Pixie’
A lovely, new Correa with pink bell-shaped flowers winter to spring that will attract nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden. Will grow in full sun with some summer water, but performs best in tree shade in well-draining soil. Regular tip pruning while establishing will encourage a denser habit.

0.5m-1m H x 0.5m-1m W


Thryptomene baeckeacea ‘Kalbarri Cascade’
A new plant to Zanthorrea, this low, cascading form of Thryptomene baeckeacea is versatile and graceful. It will thrive in a wide range of soils from sand to clay and limestone in full sun or part shade. Dainty pink flowers cover the arching branches autumn to winter. Great in mixed native gardens, rockeries and containers.

0.5m H x 1m W


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

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