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.
The Bush Volcano Kangaroo Paw has a fiery explosion of orange to red flowers, up to 80cm high. Grows well in full sun with some summer water. They are great for mass planting with other Kangaroo Paws and also as a container plant.
Feed with a fertiliser high in potassium for encouraging extra flowers. Prune old flower stems back to the ground to make way for new ones.
Callistemon 'Western Glory'
This bright bottlebrush is sure to please when in full flower. It comes out with a deep pink/red colour from Spring into Summer, and sometimes again in Autumn. Responds well to pruning and can grow in full sun or shady spots.
2m high and wide.
Grevillea 'Gilt Dragon'
A hardy grevillea, growing well in coastal conditions. Flowering from Winter to Spring. A good choice for borders or edging a retaining wall as the foliage will weep down over an edge. Likes full sun.
60cm high x 1.5m wide.
Grevillea 'Mt Tambouritha'
A low growing form of Grevillea lanigera commonly called the woolly grevillea. Lovely soft foliage with delicate pink and cream flowers. A living mulch that will smother weeds. Drought hardy once established.
20cm x 1m.
Talipariti tiliaceum rubrum
Formerly in the Hibisucs family, this large shrub is commonly known as Cottonwood or Beach Hibiscus. Grows in a large variety of soils including hills clay and coastal sand. Makes a nice hedge if pruned, and the flowers are edible!
3m - 4m high.
The Robin Redbreast Bush has stunning bright red flowers that really stand out from the crowd. Likes a well drained sunny position. Responds well to pruning. A good one to work with as a bonsai project.
The Mulla Mulla may be short lived, but are great for brightening up the Summer garden. The fluffy pink flowers are one of the iconic wildflowers from up the north of WA. We have a beautiful batch instock and in full flower.
0.5m high and wide.
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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