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.
Commonly known as ‘Creeping Boobiala’, this is a superb ground cover for any garden in just about any soil type from sand, to clay and even limestone in tree shade or full sun. It forms a dense, flat mat which is great for weed suppression or as a lawn substitute in low traffic areas. The foliage has a purple hue which is most striking in the warmer months. Small white flowers almost completely cover the plant during summer. 15cm H x 3m W
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.
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?
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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