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.
A small to medium tree or multi-trunked mallee with all the features you could ask for! The attractive grey, round leaves of this W.A. wheatbelt native, give rise to the common name, Round-leaved Mallee. The leaves are not the only feature though, throughout winter and spring, you get a show of large creamy yellow flowers which attract nectar feeding birds and insects. On top of all this, you also get the curly, flaking, red ‘miniritchi’ bark, which creates interesting texture in the garden throughout the year. Will grow in a variety of soil from sand to clay and is drought and frost hardy once established. Up to 4m-8m tall
One of the east coast banksias that does really well in Perth! The Coast Banksia, will tolerate the coastal conditions of wind, salt spray and limestone soil as well as heavier, hills gravel and clay soils. Large yellow banksia flowers in autumn/winter will attract nectar feeding birds, small mammals and insects to your garden. Can be tip-pruned to form a large shrub or under-pruned to form a feature tree. Can get very large in the eastern states, but generally won’t get as large in Perth. Come in to the nursery and have a look at the beautiful specimen in our display gardens!
6m-8m H x 3m-4m W
This is a fantastic texture shrub in the garden, the soft, ‘woolly’ foliage is just begging to be patted as you stroll past. The red flowers that appear in spring and summer, while small, are irresistible to little honeyeaters! The dense habit make the Albany Woolly Bush useful as an informal hedge or screen, or grow it in a pot and bring inside as Christmas Tree in December! Plant in full sun or part shade in free draining soil.
3m H x 2m W
This small shrub is an absolute show stopper in spring when it is covered in purple, papery, bell shaped flowers. Great in dry shade, thrives under trees, but will also tolerate a full sun position. Will grow in range of free draining soils. Great in mixed shrubbery.
1m H x 1m W
One of only two Callistemons native to WA, this one grows in SW WA, from Bunbury to Albany. Growing in sandy or clay soils, the Albany Bottlebrush can tolerate frost and drought once established. Great for attracting local wildlife. Useful as a screen, hedge or wind break.
Up to 3m H x 3m W
A tough, versatile sedge, that will grow in water as well as areas that dry out in summer! As well as providing texture contrast in the garden, this tall sedge is perfect for frog habitat around ponds and creeks. Frost hardy, grow in full sun or part shade.
2m H x 0.5m W
A lovely, fast growing, large Eucalypt from Tasmania, with attractive, small grey leaves and a tall, narrow growth habit. The common name, Cider Gum, has come about by the free flowing sap which reportedly tastes like apple cider. Foliage is useful in floral arrangements. Great for use as a wind break, in areas that are wet in winter and dry in summer, or as a feature tree.
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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