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.
Plant of the Month: Eucalyptus erythrocorys - 'Illyarrie' or 'Red Capped Gum'
A small, tough WA mallee, which often has an interesting multi trunked shape. The bright red caps are almost as spectacular as the large, bright yellow blossoms that are revealed when they fall off in summer and autumn. The flowers are highly attractive to birds and nectar feeding insects. Adaptable to most soils including sand, clay and limestone. Grows well near the coast and is very drought hardy once established.
Hymenosporum flavum ‘Gold Nugget’ – Dwarf native frangipani ‘Gold Nugget’ is a dwarf form of the popular native frangipani tree. It has large glossy leaves and perfumed white and yellow flowers in summer. Great in pots, as a low hedge or to provide foliage contrast in mixed garden beds. Grows best in part shade in soil with some organic matter, but will grow in full sun if watered regularly through the drier months.
*Please note the photo is of the tree form for a flower reference. 1m H x 1m 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)
Lomandra ‘Long John Silver’
Just like its Treasure Island namesake, this strappy leafed, clumping plant is tough, versatile and will stand out in a crowd! It makes a great border, and the graceful, grey foliage is perfect for texture and colour contrast in mixed garden beds. Will grow well in full sun or part shade, is drought and frost hardy once established and will grow in all free-draining soils. It is a low maintenance plant which does not require pruning or shaping and will not drop leaves in your pool. 80cm H x 60cm W
Grevillea ‘Red Hooks’
A reliable and versatile medium-large shrub with fine green foliage and red toothbrush flowers. The bird attracting flowers appear all year round with the main flush of flowering in winter and spring. It has a naturally dense habit, making it great for screening and low wind breaks, while its branches provide valuable habitat for small birds. Plant in full sun or part shade in free draining soil.
3m H x 3m W
Ricinocarpus cyanescens – Dwarf Beachball
Dwarf Beachball is a compact form of wedding bush with dark green, fine foliage which contrasts beautifully with the clean white flowers that cover the bush in spring – summer. A naturally dense habit makes it useful as a low hedge or container plant. A hardy shrub that will withstand coastal conditions. Grow in full sun or part shade in free-draining soil.
1m H x 1m W
Grevillea ‘Dorothy Gordon’
A great choice if you’re looking for a large grevillea for screening or to attract nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden. The showy purple flowers will appear sporadically throughout the year with main flush of flowers in winter. Does best in full sun, but will also tolerate a partly shaded position. A light prune in spring will help establish a more dense growth habit. Drought hardy once established. 3m H x 3m 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 Christmas 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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