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.
Now called Babingtonia virgata miniature, This dwarf baeckea has been around for a long time, proving it is a tough reliable plant for the home garden. They are a slow growing dense native plant that is easily hedged edged or hard pruned. They are long lived, so If you are patient they can be under pruned to create a 'cloud garden' or topiary garden.
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
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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.
Banksia 'Giant Candles'
This large shrub is not called 'Giant Candles' for nothing, the huge orange flowers can be up to 40cm long! The flowers are a favourite of nectar feeding birds and insects. Will tolerate part shade, but flowers best in full sun and well-drained soil. 4m x 2.5m
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?
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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