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.
Our very own, South West Australian, Marri tree which produces the iconic ‘honky nuts’ that are so important as a food source for many birds, including the endangered Black Cockatoos. These fast growing Red Gums have dark, rough, tessellated bark and large bunches of flowers in summer and spring which are usually white, but occasionally pink. Flowers can be used in floral arrangements. Very useful as a shade trees in larger gardens and as upper canopy in wildlife corridors. Marri trees provide important food and habitat for a multitude of native mammals, birds, insects, marsupials and reptiles. Will grow in a wide variety of soils including clay and sand. Frost tender when young. Drought hardy once established.
A stunning, medium sized Lilly Pilly that has a beautiful, gently weeping habit. This is an attractive shrub all year round with eye-catching pink coloured new growth, beautiful powder-pink clusters of fluffy flowers in summer which are followed by large bunches of bright pink, edible fruit. The fruit can also be made into a delicious Lilly Pilly jam. Can be shaped in to a formal hedge, or left to its naturally dense growth to form an attractive screen or feature plant in the garden. Does best with a bit of afternoon shade, but will grow in full sun with summer water.
3m H x 2m W – can be pruned to keep smaller
A no fuss, fast growing ground cover, with endless opportunities for use in your garden. It can be used as a lawn substitute in low traffic areas where you want a green carpet, but don’t want the maintenance of a lawn. The dense growth habit of the ‘Creeping Boobiala’ makes it very useful as a living mulch for weed suppression and for stabilizing banks or areas of erosion. In spring-summer the plant becomes covered in small star flowers, which are white on the traditional broad-leaf form or choose the pink flowering form, the fine leaf form or the purple leaf form! Will grow in any soil in sun or shade, is drought and frost hardy once established.
10cm H x 2m-3m W
Grevillea ‘Juniper Rose’
A fantastic small Grevillea, with deep green, spikey foliage that creates safe habitat for small birds and garden inhabitants. The large, bright red flowers appear sporadically throughout the year and reach a peak in winter and spring, will attract nectar feeding birds. With a naturally compact growth habit, just a bit of tip pruning as the plant is establishing will create a thick, dense bush. Full sun or part shade in free-draining soil.
1m H x 1.5m W
A small/medium sized tree, and although it originates from the eastern states, there are many putting on a great show around Perth at the moment with their dense canopy’s covered in fluffy white flowers which give rise to their common name, ‘Snow in Summer’. An attractive and adaptable tree with papery bark, that will grow in sandy or clay soils, in sun or shade.
6m-8m H x 4m-5m W
A tough and reliable, clump forming plant with, deep green strappy leaves that maintain upright growth with a gentle weeping form. Very effective when used as a border, mass planted or as foliage texture contrast in mixed garden beds. Very little maintenance is required, but it can be cut back to ground level every few years, if desired, to refresh the growth. Will be just as happy in full sun as full shade and is drought hardy once established.
60cm H x 60cm W
Correa ‘Dusky Bells’
A tried and true Correa that is favourite in dry shady areas. With dark green leaves and dusky pink, bird attracting, flowers in winter-spring, this low spreading shrub is great in mixed garden beds and under trees. Tip prune while establishing to encourage dense habit and plant with a good shovel load of Soil Improver or compost. Summer water is beneficial if planting in a full sun position.
80cm H x 1.5m 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 closed on Christmas Day and Boxing 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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