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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: Sannantha tozerensis 'Summer Stars'

A really versatile and attractive, medium shrub which gets its name from the clean, white star shaped flowers which appear in summer and give a cooling feel to the area. Small, glossy leaves make Summer Stars suitable for dense hedging and screening. It will grow well in full sun or shade in free draining soil. A long lived and hardy Australian native.

2m H x 2m W

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Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna
Cultivar Name = ‘Silver Princess’

This well-loved WA native tree is known for its beautiful, gracefully weeping branches with long blue-green leaves and clusters of delicate pink flowers through winter – spring. The flowers and ends of the branches of the ‘Silver Princess’ are coated in smooth white, which adds another element of contrast. The mature trunk of the ‘Silver Princess’ displays decorative, curly, red/brown bark on top of the smooth new trunk below. Will grow in heavy of sandy soil and is moderately tolerant of limestone. Great as a feature tree in a sunny spot. There is another subspecies of Eucalyptus caesia with a more upright growth habit know as ‘Gungurru’ which is far less widely cultivated.

8m H x 4m W

Chamelaucium ‘Eric John’

Eric John is a hybrid between a Chamelaucium and a Verticordia which has produced a gorgeous, dense shrub with small, aromatic leaves and clusters of mauve flowers on the tips of the branches in spring. Can be easily pruned to shape, but is naturally fairly dense and upright. Plant in mixed shrubbery, use as a low, informal hedge or in that narrow spot where you still want a bit of height. Will grow in full sun or part shade in free draining soil.

1.5m H x 1m W

Patersonia occidentalis

Patersonia = Named after William Paterson, a military commander
occidentalis = Western – from Western Australia
Common Name – Purple Flag or Native Iris

The Purple Flag is a local, strappy leaved, clump forming plant which produces large, three petalled, purple flowers in spring which are held conspicuously above the foliage. Great for foliage texture contrast in mixed garden beds or used as a low border. Plant in full sun or part shade in free draining soil.

50cm H x 50cm W

Banksia grandis

Banksia = Named after Sir Joseph Banks, a botanist
grandis = great
Common Name = Bull Banksia

A fast growing, spectacular, local banksia with huge serrated leaves and big yellow flowers through spring and summer which will attract nectar feeding birds, insects and mammals to your garden. Great as a specimen tree or at the back of mixed garden beds. Tolerant of long periods of dryness and frost once established. Plant in full sun n free draining soil

6m H x 4m W

Grevillea ‘Honey Gem’

A tried and true, large, hybrid grevillea with gorgeous, big, honey-gold coloured flowers, displayed on the ends of the branches, for most of the year. The dense foliage makes it useful as a screen or informal hedge, or it can be under-pruned to form a small feature tree. Flowers will attract nectar feeding wildlife to your garden while the foliage provides nesting and habitat sites. Best in full sun in free draining soil.

3m H x 3m W

Alpinia caerulea

Alpina = alpine – refers to the mountain areas where the plant is found naturally
caerulea = deep blue – refers to the colour of the fruit
Common Name = Red Back Ginger

An understorey plant, native to the rainforests of the Atherton Tableland in Queensland. Although it is commonly grown for its edible, ginger-scented rhizomes and ginger-citrus flavoured, blue berries (make sure you spit out the seeds!), its attractive leaves should not be ignored for adding foliage colour to those shady spots in the garden. Long, leaves with a glossy green top surface are contrasted by the purple/red lower leaf surface. Plant in a shady, well-watered spot, or grow in a pot under the patio

2m H x 1m W


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