Habitat Plants... Tasmanian Native Plants Nursery


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A few notes for when you venture out to Liffey

Our nursery is situated on the slopes of the Western

Tiers, at an altitude of 450m.  It is usually a few

degrees cooler here so don't forget to bring some

warm clothes.

 It seems that navman and some car navigation systems stop

about 3 kms before our nursery so please print the map it may

save a scenic detour.

 

Eftpos is available.

 

    Retail opening hours  

Monday to Friday  8.30am - 4pm

(except July, Agfest, Good Friday, Christmas day, Boxing day)

 

OPEN MONDAY 12TH JUNE

 

 News from the nursery

 

 

With the cooler weather our wombats are out and

about during the day.

 

Flowering now

     Correa lawrenceana   Mountain Correa

An understorey shrub to ~ 2m high. Pale green tubular

flowers in autumn and spring. Prefers a moist, semi-shaded

position. Excellent bird attractor.

 

Many thanks to Sarah Lloyd for letting us share this image.

 

Epacris impressa   Common Heath

Another Eastern Spinebill favourite in autumn and winter.

Understorey / heath to ~ 60cm high. White, pink or red

flowers in autumn/winter. Prefers a well drained location.

Full sun orpartial shade. Good bird attractor.

Suitable container plant.

Tip - prune regularly to maintain shape.

 

Banksia serrata  Saw Leaf Banksia

Large shrub or small tree to ~ 6m high. Large yellow flower

spikes from spring to autumn. Prefers well drained soil.

Full sun or partialshade. Tolerates some coastal exposure.

Significant nectar producer.

One of Tasmania’s threatened species.

 

 

The turning of the Fagus a great time to visit

Cradle Mountain or Mount Field.

Nothofagus gunnii   Deciduous Beech

Plants available in slimline tubes and jumbo tubes.

 

Do you have a question?

Tasmannia lanceolata  Native Pepper

Why doesn’t my  native pepper have berries?

Female plants produce berries

Perhaps you have a male plant

 

How can I be sure to purchase a female?

Ask for cutting grown plants.

 

Do I need a male and female plant to have

berries?

No, a female plant will produce berries without the

male but the seed will be not be fertile.

 

How do I tell the difference between

the male and female?

When the plants are in flower.

 

Female Flowers

Male Flowers

 

 

Pimelea nivea  Bushman's Bootlace

An endemic shrub with arching stems to ~ 2m. Delicate white pompon

like flowers in spring. Widespread in open forests on rocky hillsides.

Prefers a well drained location in full sun or part-shade.

 

A very tricky number to propagate so we don't have them
 
available all the time. Although it's really difficult to propagate
 
at this stage they are quite hardy and don't mind frost.
 
Keep tip pruning this plant to keep it bushy.
 
This is a beautiful plant in the garden or a pot.
 
Your freinds will be envious!  Still some in stock.

 

A range of Australian made pots and bird bowls  are

now available in the nursery.

Trigloc