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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: Eremophila 'Silver'

A fast growing, hybrid Emu Bush with dark green foliage and tubular, silver flowers in winter and spring that the honey eaters can’t resist! Useful as an informal screen or in mixed garden beds. Will benefit from pruning to create a more dense habit. Plant in full sun in any free draining soil.
1.5m H x 1.5m W

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Hakea laurina
This one would have to rate a mention on just about everyone’s favourite native plants list! The Pincushion Hakea produces stunning pink pom-pom shaped flowers with cream styles that stick out, giving the impression that the shrub is covered in little spikey balls! It is a hive of activity when in flower in Autumn, with many birds and insects visiting the flowers for nectar, but is also becoming a favourite of the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo for the large seeds it produces after the flowers.
4m H x 3m W

Hibbertia scandens – Snake Vine
A vigorous grower with bright yellow buttercup flowers for the warmer months of the years. Snake Vine is a versatile plant that will twine and wind its way up a trellis or trail across the ground as a dense ground cover. A low maintenance plant that requires little pruning and will grow in full sun or part shade. It is drought hardy once established, although summer water is beneficial for more flowers.

3m H (as a climber) or 3m W (as a ground cover)

Eremophila Macdonnellii

The Macdonnell’s Desert Fushia is a small shrub with mid-green foliage and stunning, royal purple, tubular flowers late autumn – summer that will attract nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden. Does very well as a container plant or in mixed garden beds. Plant in a full sun position in free-draining soil. Tip prune while establishing to encourage more compact habit.

50cm H x 1m W

Dicrastylis fulva
A striking, small W.A. shrub which grows in rich red sand or sandy clay near Geraldton. Its tough grey-green leaves make it a great contrast in mixed shrubbery or rockeries. In spring – summer it produces clusters of clean white flowers on the ends of its branches. Plant in full sun for best flower displays. Drought hardy once established. Tip prune while establishing to encourage more dense growth.


1m H x 1m W

Eucalyptus todtiana
Commonly called the Prickly Bark or Coastal Blackbutt, this medium sized, local tree has dark brown bark and creamy coloured flowers in summer. It is usually single trunked, but can be chopped back low and will re-shoot as a multi-trunked mallee. Its manageable size and dense canopy make it a tough and reliable shade tree. Will grow in all free draining soils and will tolerate alkalinity.


Usually around 8-10m H x 5m W


Grevillea infundibularis

Declared Rare Flora, this is a little known WA Grevillea, which is listed as threatened, only grows in a small area between Albany and Esperance. Its common name, Fan-leaf Grevillea, describes the attractive, wide, dark-green leaves that are contrasted beautifully by the bright red spider flowers that appear sporadically throughout the year.  The flowers will attract nectar feeding birds and insects and the dense, spreading habit creates great habitat for lizards and other small garden inhabitants. Plant in a full sun or dappled shade position in free draining soil. Drought hardy once established.
0.5m H x 1.5m 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 Christmas Day.

Plant List

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.


Zanthorrea's Plant List.pdf

28th edition!

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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