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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: Anigozanthos flavidus 'Ghost Paw'

An unusual colour form of the Albany Kangaroo Paw with tall, lilac stems and buds that open to striking mauve-white flowers in winter-spring. A strong and versatile plant that will grow just about anywhere from full sun to shade in any soil type that drains freely. Use as a feature plant, in mixed shrubbery, or mass plant for outstanding impact. Long lasting cut flowers for use in vases and bouquets. Cut flower stalks back to ground level after flowers start to dry off. Feed with quality native fertilizer in Autumn. Clumps can be dug up and divided in autumn if they are getting too big.

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

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Baeckea virgata ‘miniature’
Reliable, versatile and attractive, what more could you want in plant? This compact small shrub has deep green leaves which are contrasted beautifully in the warmer months by fresh, white, star flowers. When in flower, these great little shrubs are alive with buzzing and surrounded by hoverflies and various other insects, adding to the important biodiversity in your garden. Can be pruned to any shape you desire, topiary them, shape into a ball, or try as a bonsai! Great as low border or hedge (come in to Zanthorrea and see ours at the front of the shop!), in rockeries, pots and mixed shrubbery. Will grow in full sun or shade in all soil types including sand, clay and mildly alkaline soils.
50cm H x 50cm W

Westringia longifolia
A tough, spreading, medium shrub with mid-green leaves and white flowers spring to summer. Its dense habit makes it ideal for a low screen with minimal pruning, or it can be pruned into a formal hedge or shaped into a ball. A versatile plant that will grow in sand or clay and will tolerate those areas that are wet in winter and hot, dry in summer. Great in the shade or full sun. Frost and drought hardy once established.

1.5m H x 2m W

Dodonaea viscosa ‘purpurea’
Commonly known as the Purple Hop Bush, this fast growing, tall shrub is perfectly suited for use as a screen, hedge, or windbreak. The relatively narrow growth habit makes it useful in areas where you want something tall, to hide a fence, or give privacy, but not too wide. Striking, purple foliage creates interest and contrast in the garden, while the ornamental, papery seed pods in summer will add another dimension of interest and attracted seed eating birds. Will grow in most free-draining soil types, is moderately lime tolerant and is frost and drought hardy once established. Tip prune while establishing to encourage more dense habit.
3m H x 2m W


Pimelea ferruginea alba

A great small shrub for heavier soil types with glossy green leaves and a naturally compact, round habit. Butterflies and hoverflies can’t resist the masses of white flowers in clusters on the ends of the of the branches in spring. Great in shady spots and will grow in full sun with some summer water. Useful in mixed shrubbery, containers, and rockeries. Tip prune after flowering to encourage dense growth and more flowers for the following season.
1m H x 1m W


Lepidosperma longitudinale

The Pithy Sword Sedge has upright, rigid leaves and is a valuable addition to any frog pond. As well as providing a safe ladder for frogs to leave the water, these strappy leafed, clumping sedges create important habitat, protection and breeding spots for frogs, and other aquatic inhabitants. Brown flowers appear above the foliage in winter. Can be submerged in ponds or bogs or planted in seasonally wet areas in the garden. Will also tolerate periods of dry and mild frost.
1m – 2m H x 50cm W


Grevillea ‘Ellendale’

A graceful and delicate looking grevillea with a gentle, weeping habit and finely divided dark green leaves. Bright red flowers attract nectar feeding birds and insects in winter and spring, followed by seeds which the shy, red-capped parrots love to feed on. Will grow successfully in a wide range of free-draining soil types including sand, clay, and mildly alkaline soils. Great in sunny and shady positions and is drought and frost hardy once established.
1.5m H x 2m 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