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 called the One-Sided Bottlebrush or Common Net-bush, this medium sized, Western Australian shrub deserves much more attention than it usually receives! The narrow leaves and tightly branched foliage provide great contrast in the garden and excellent habitat for birds and other small garden inhabitants. The stunning red flowers produced through spring and summer bring a bright pop of colour and are irresistible to nectar feeding birds and insects. This plant is extremely versatile and hardy, growing in heavy or sandy soils, full sun or part shade. It is drought and frost hardy once established. 2m H x 2m W
Producing an iconic gumnut, colloquially known to Western Australian’s as the ‘Honky Nut’, the Marri tree is one of South-West W.A.’s most ecologically important trees. It provides habitat and food for countless species of animals, invertebrates and birds, the most well-known being the endangered Black Cockatoo which rely on the seeds that they tear from the Honky Nuts. Marri’s grow in to a large tree with dark, tessellated bark and produce a showy display of creamy-white flowers all over the canopy in summer. Great shade tree in large gardens or paddocks. Grows in sandy or heavy soil in full sun. Drought and frost hardy once established. 40m H
A striking, fast growing Banksia from the east coast of Australia that has proven to be adaptable and versatile in WA. Great as a feature tree with attractive leaves that are dark green on top with contrasting silvery coloured undersides and beautiful yellow Banksia flowers for a long period from autumn to spring. The flowers and seed cones will attract a variety of wildlife to your garden. Commonly known as the ‘Coast Banksia’, it will tolerant coastal conditions, salt spray and limestone soils, but is just as happy in clay or sand. Grow in full sun or part shade, drought and moderately frost hardy once established. 6m H x 4m W
‘Supermum’ is a fantastic, showy hybrid Chamelaucium with very large, pink wax flowers from winter to spring. Can be a lovely feature in mixed shrubbery garden beds or in a large pot. Tip prune while establishing to encourage a more compact shape and more flowers. Grow in free-draining soil in full sun. Drought hardy once established. This plant was originally developed for the floristry industry, so flowers are perfect for floral arrangements. 1.5m H x 1m W
Grevillea preissii ‘Swirl’
A tough and reliable WA ground cover that will grow in just about any soil including limestone and seasonally wet areas. Its dense, spreading growth habit is great for weed suppression and provides safe habitat for quendas and other small garden creatures. Bright red flowers in winter-spring which will attract nectar feeing birds and insects to your garden. Plant in full sun or under trees. Drought and frost hardy once established. 30cm H x 2m W
A great choice in dry shady gardens! This reliable shrub has shiny green leaves with tubular flowers in winter that can vary in colour, but are usually lemon/green. Does best in part shade, but will grow in full sun with an occasional summer watering. Useful as a low screen or informal hedge or in mixed garden beds. Plant in free draining soil with some soil improver mixed through. 1m H x 1m W
Eremophila densifolia ssp erecta
A showy eremophila with an open, upright habit and bright purple, tubular flowers in spring that contrast beautifully with the deep green foliage. Tip prune while establishing to encourage more compact growth. Grow in mixed garden beds, water-wise gardens and to attract birds and insects to your garden. This eremophila prefers heavy soils in full sun. 1.2m H 1m W
What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $4.40 each, or for 9 and above $4 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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