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.
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.
The W.A. state floral emblem, commonly known as Mangles Kangaroo Paw or Kurulbrang to the Noongar people, will start to put up its iconic red and green flowers in the bush this month and continue through until early summer. Plant in free draining soil in full sun or tree shade. Stunning when mass planted, but not a long lived kangaroo paw.
30cm clump with 1.2m flower spikes
Add a patch of these stunning Western Australian wildflowers to your garden! If you missed the seed planting period for these beauties, why not plant out a few mature plants now instead. Great in rockeries, pots and containers and to add a splash of colour anywhere in the garden. When flowers start to die off, chop them off and save them in a paper bag to sow next year.
40cm tall flowers.
Acacia glaucoptera With so many of the Eastern States Wattles becoming environmental weeds in W.A. why not plant one of Western Australia’s stunning varieties instead! Commonly known as the Clay Wattle, or Flat Wattle, this attractive, spreading shrub grows in the SW of W.A. from the wheatbelt to Albany to East of Esperance. It has a flat, winged leaf and bright yellow pom pom flowers along the length of the stems from late winter to spring.
1m H x 1.5m W
This is one of the ground cover Banksias and forms a great feature on the ground in the garden. The large, yellow flowers emerge, seemingly from nowhere, as the branches are hidden from view under ground and reach out further than the serrated, ridged leaves. Attracts many nectar feeding birds, insects and marsupials. Loves well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate dappled shade.
30cm H x 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
What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $3.95 each, or for 9 and above $3.70 each.
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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