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: Grevillea crithmifolia 'Green Carpet'
A flat form of the prostrate Grevillea crithmifolia which creates a dense mat that is great for weed suppression, habitat for little garden critters or as a living mulch. A very versatile and reliable plant that will grow just about anywhere! Plant in full sun or dappled shade, sandy or clay soils or even limestone near the coast. Green Carpet will tolerate frost and is very drought hardy once established. Conspicuous, pale pink/cream flowers cover the plant in winter-spring and will bring nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden. 15cm-20cm H x 2m-3m W
Bright red, bird attracting, bottlebrush-style flowers appear sporadically through-out the year. The main flush of flowers coming in winter, are a spectacular feature of this medium-large shrub. They will grow in most soils from sand to clay-loams in full sun to part shade and is drought hardy once established. Responds well to pruning and makes a great screen.
2.5m H x 2.5m W
A lovely, local plant, commonly called the Grey Honey Myrtle, that has soft grey/green foliage and a graceful weeping habit. A very versatile small tree or large shrub that can be planted in a wide variety of soils from sand to clay and limestone. It doesn’t mind wet-feet and will grow in those tricky areas that are wet in winter and dry in summer. Frost and drought hardy once established, it can also be useful as a screen or wind break. Fluffy cream flowers late winter – spring. 3m-4m H x 2m W
Commonly known as Grey Cottonheads due to the silver grey, strappy leaves that provide great contrast in the garden. In winter, hairy yellow flowers are produced on long stalks held above the foliage for a stunning display that continues through spring and can extend in to early summer if watered. Plant in soil with good drainage, with some soil improver, in full sun. Prune off the old flower spikes once spent.
40cm H x 40cm W
Lomandra 'Little Con'
Great for low maintenance gardens, this tough little clump forming plant will grow in most soils in full sun or part shade. Drought and frost hardy once established. The bright green, narrow, strappy leaves can be cut back to ground level to rejuvenate the clump with clean fresh new growth. Great for low borders, mass plantings, pots or texture contrast in mixed garden beds. 30cm H x 30cm W
One of the best small shrubs you will find for dry shade. A very reliable plant that will stay compact and dense and flower prolifically even in heavy tree shade. This versatile plant will also grow in full sun in most free draining soils. It has dark green foliage and clusters of pale lemon flowers cover the plant winter – spring. 1m H x 1m W
Grevillea ‘New Blood’
This low growing ground cover produces a mass of rich red flowers from autumn to spring. Works well in a native rockery, or can even be used as a feature plant in a pot or hanging basket.
20cm 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 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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