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Wirreanda Nursery Plants

Wirreanda Nursery grows a wide range of both Australian native and exotic plants. Our growing area consists of over 5 acres of plants ranging from 140mm pots up to 100L bags. As well as the growing field we have three shade houses and our new “Igloo” for the more heat sensitive plants.

Below is information sheets on some of the plants we stock.

Wirreanda Nursery also has a retail section stocked with many other species of plants available. We have suppliers from near and far so if we don't have the plant you are after, we will do our best to get it in for you




Bamboos are giant long-lived grasses. They are adaptable and will grow in most soils. They do best in full sun or part shade and like regular water.

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Banksias were discovered by and named after renowned botanist Sir Joseph Banks at Botany Bay in 1770. Banksias provide an interesting and beautiful element to the landscape attracting birds and other wildlife to their spectacular, nectar rich flowers. They are also an attractive cut flower and can be made into a sweet refreshing drink when soaked in ice-cold water. In the garden, they are low maintenance and easy to grow. Most species of Banksia will grow on the coast and the dwarf varieties make great tub specimens for sunny balconies.

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Coastal Plants

Coastal Plants

It is not as hard as you think to have a successful garden on the coast. Many plants grow well even with front line salt spray. Here is a list of native and exotic plants that will tolerate such conditions. The ultimate heights of some of the plants will vary depending on the degree of exposure in the garden. Taller plants could become ‘wind pruned’ and not grow to the height they would in a more sheltered position.

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Grass Trees

Commonly known as grass trees, there are 28 species of Xanthorrhoea in Australia.

They have a typically black trunk as the result of bush fires hence the other name “black boy”.

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Grevilleas are a very versatile and diverse group of plants. They are fast growing, flower for long periods, bird attracting, and come in a great range of colours and leaf types. Grevilleas are generally very hardy and easy plants to grow and with a little care.

Wirreanda Nursery keeps a wide range of Grevillea varieties and we have listed some in the below fact sheet that are normally in stock. Note that the sizes quoted are meant only as a guide, as growing conditions will affect the ultimate size of the plant.

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Eucalyptus is one of three genera commonly referred to as "eucalypts", the others being Corymbia and Angophora. They are often known as gum trees because they exude sap from any break in the bark. At Wirreanda Nursery we grow a variety of the more common eucalypts found in Sydney and those that are requested by councils.

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Lilly Pilly

Lilly Pillys are a very versatile group of plants. They are excellent for screening and hedging and most can be grown in pots. Lilly Pillys are generally quite variable in their growth rate and height and the depth and condition of the soil will often determine the ultimate size of the plant.

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Screening and Hedging Plants

Wirreanda Nursery has an excellent range of hedging and screening plants including larger pot sizes for instant screening in your garden and providing privacy from your neighbours.

In addition to our large selection of the popular Lilly Pilly, below is a selection of popular and reliable screening plants.

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Selection of Native Plants

The below fact sheet is a list of native plants that are some of the most easily grown for either the sandstone or shale soils of the Peninsula.

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