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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: Hymenosporum Gold Nugget

This is the dwarf form of the native frangipani tree. It is a beautiful small dense shrub that has scented yellow flowers coming into summer. Prefers an improved soil with a neutral pH. Well suited to a shady or sunny position, but if in the sun, then summer watering is required.

0.75m high and wide.

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

Whats new from our growing area!

Anigozanthos manglesii
The W.A. state floral emblem, commonly known as Mangles Kangaroo Paw or Kurulbrang to the Noongar people, will start to put up its iconic red and green flowers in the bush this month and continue through until early summer. Plant in free draining soil in full sun or tree shade. Stunning when mass planted, but not a long lived kangaroo paw.

30cm clump with 1.2m flower spikes


Add a patch of these stunning Western Australian wildflowers to your garden! If you missed the seed planting period for these beauties, why not plant out a few mature plants now instead. Great in rockeries, pots and containers and to add a splash of colour anywhere in the garden. When flowers start to die off, chop them off and save them in a paper bag to sow next year.

40cm tall flowers.

Acacia glaucoptera

With so many of the Eastern States Wattles becoming environmental weeds in W.A. why not plant one of Western Australia’s stunning varieties instead! Commonly known as the Clay Wattle, or Flat Wattle, this attractive, spreading shrub grows in the SW of W.A. from the wheatbelt to Albany to East of Esperance. It has a flat, winged leaf and bright yellow pom pom flowers along the length of the stems from late winter to spring.

1m H x 1.5m W

Banksia petiolaris
This is one of the ground cover Banksias and forms a great feature on the ground in the garden. The large, yellow flowers emerge, seemingly from nowhere, as the branches are hidden from view under ground and reach out further than the serrated, ridged leaves. Attracts many nectar feeding birds, insects and marsupials. Loves well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate dappled shade.

30cm H x 3m W

Grevillea ‘Juniper Rose’

A dense small shrub which is naturally compact and round without too much pruning. Large red flowers cover the bush in winter – spring. Spikey foliage provides great protection and habitat for small birds. Plant in free draining soil in full sun or part shade.

1m 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. $3.95 each, or for 9 and above $3.70 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

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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