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Zanthorrea's Plants

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.

All the plants we grow on site are potted on by hand and our nursery meets Both NIASA (Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia) and SGA (Sustainable Gardening Australia) standards.

Plant of the Month: Agonis flexuosa variegata

The variegated weeping peppermint makes an attractive small tree. They can be a little slow growing, so some extra summer water and regular feeding can be of great benefit to get these trees established. Once established they are very showy, especially when the light shines through the foliage.

4m to 6m high.

One Dollar from each sale will go towards Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Whats new from our growing area!

Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Plant name meaning: Eu = well, calyptos = covered – refers to the buds covering the flowers before they fall off when the flowers open
Sideros = iron xylon = wood
– refers to the dark colouration of the trunk
Common Name: Ironbark

A fast growing, large Eucalyptus tree, which grows naturally in Victoria, NSW and southern Qld. The rough dark bark is contrasted beautifully with the slightly weeping blue/grey foliage and delicate pink flowers which appear late winter – spring. Great for use as a specimen/shade tree, windbreaks, large gardens and parks. Will grow in heavy or sandy soil and will tolerant poor drainage and long periods of dry. Best in an open, sunny position.


Calothamnus rupestris
Plant name meaning: Calo = beautiful    thamnus = shrub
rupestris = rocky – referring to the granite outcrops where the plant grows
Common Names: Mouse Ears or Granite Net-bush

I great local, medium sized shrub which has dark green, needle like leaves with a sharp point on the tip. The prickly foliage provides valuable protection and habitat for wildlife. The unusual, bright-red, flowers appear along the undersides of the stems in late winter – early summer. Useful as a screening plant, windbreak, or in a mixed shrubbery garden. Plant in sandy or heavy soils in full sun or part-day shade position.

Up to 2.5m H x 2m W

Kennedia coccinea

Plant name meaning: Kennedia = Named after John Kennedy, a London Nurseryman during the early to mid 1800’s
Coccinea = scarlet – refers to the flower colour
Common Name: Coral Vine

A great twinning vine, which grows locally in the hills and along the Perth coastal plain. A versatile vine which will grow flat along the ground, climb up a structure or ramble through surrounding plants for support. Gorgeous clusters of orange, pink and yellow pea flowers appear along the vine in late winter – spring. Will grow in a variety of soils including sand, clay and moderately alkaline coastal soils. Plant in full sun or part shade.

Ground cover or climber to 2.5m

Kennedia prostrata

Plant name meaning: Kennedia = Named after John Kennedy, a London Nurseryman during the early to mid 1800’s
prostrata= lying down – refers to the growth habit (ground cover)
Common Name: Running Postman

Another lovely local plant which grows naturally in a widespread area of SW W.A. including in the hills and the coastal plain around Perth. A twinning groundcover, that creates a dense mat dotted with large, bright red pea flowers in winter – early summer. Great for use on slopes, hanging baskets and as ground cover at the front of mixed garden beds.

Ground cover to 1.5m W

Myoporum parvifolium

Plant name meaning: Myo = shut or closed, porum = pores – refers to the closed glands on the leaves
Parvus = small, folium = leaf
Common name: Creeping Boobiala

One of the best flat ground covers going around! A welcome splash of cooling white, star shaped flowers appear in the warmer months. It comes in a variety of forms, including broad leaf, fine leaf, purple leaf and pink flowering. Growing flat along the ground and putting out some new roots as it spreads, makes it ideal for stabilising slopes, supressing weeds and as a living mulch. Grow in full sun or part shade in any soil type including alkaline soils, sand and clay.

Ground cover to 3m W

Chamelaucium 'Pink Ruffles'

'Pink Ruffles' was discovered by one of our team growing on their property in the hills. They noticed the delicate ruffly pink flowers and knew this plant would make an attractive garden specimen. Like other Chamelaucium uncinatum plants, this one is proven to be hardy in full sun and drought tolerant once established. Responds well to a prune after flowering. Can be grown in a large container or pot. Excellent for cut flowers!

2m x 1.5m.

What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?

Native Tubestock
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $4.40 each, or for 9 and above $4 each.

Vegetable Seedlings
We love growing our own veges and like to have a big selection for our customers.

Exotic Plants
A select range of exotic plants we have found to grow well in Perth.

Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm,
Every day except closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Plant Guide

In this guide you will find information on flowering time, colours and heights for plants we often have available. For information about which plants are currently in stock please Contact our friendly staff at the nursery.

Zanthorrea's Plant Guide.pdf

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Zanthorrea Nursery has been an accredited grower for many years. If you would like to know more about the accreditation scheme, click on the link to NIASA website (left).

Zanthorrea is the first nursery in WA to be officially certified by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). To learn more, please visit http://www.sgaonline.org.au

Zanthorrea Nursery  ::  155 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale, Western Australia 6057  ::  Ph (08) 9454 6260