Plants of Tasmania Nursery

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Plant list by botanical name - B

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The prices shown are for plants in tubes and 140 mm pots. Larger sizes are available for many species.

The Garden Hardiness (G) and Pot Suitability (P) ratings refer to the reliability and suitability of plants to being grown in the garden and pots. For more information, click here.

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Species Name Common Name Description Price
Baeckea gunniana Alpine Baeckea An aromatic, spicy-foliaged shrub to 40cm high by 1m wide, with tiny green-brown leaves and small white flowers in spring. Best in a moist, cool well drained spot. Leaves can be used as a flavouring in cooking, or as a tea. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$12.95
Baeckea gunniana Prostrate form A wiry small-leaved prostrate shrub to 10cm high, spreading to 1m wide. Spicy aromatic foliage (can be used as a flavouring in cooking, or as a tea) and tiny white flowers in spring. Cool, moist well drained sites. $4.95
$12.95
Baeckea imbricata Heathmyrtle A small shrub to 40cm, with white flowers. Recommended for a well-drained site. Very rare in Tasmania - only one confirmed sighting in the north-east of a plant now lost to fire. Our plants were grown originally from cuttings from this plant. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$14.50
Baeckea ramosissima See Euryomurtus ramosissima  
Baloskion australe Southern Cord-Rush Upright reddish stems to 60 cm becoming green and cascading about with age. Moist or wet. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Baloskion tetraphyllum Tassel Cord-Rush Light green, bright green rush for wet areas, with cascading foliage. Handsome in a tub. The foliage is used in floral displays. Moist, wet, or plant in shallow water. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Banksia marginata Silver Banksia Occurring from coast to mountain, this wide ranging shrub or small tree can grow to 5m x 2.5m in 10 years. The upright flower spike attracts honeyeaters in autumn. Hardy in well drained sites. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Banksia marginata Coastal Spread A low spreading, small leaved form of the Silver Banksia. Expect a height of 1.2m by 2.5m wide in 10 years. The vertical yellow flowers look superb, rising from the horizontal branches in autumn. Well drained soils. $6.95
$14.50
Banksia marginata Coles Bay Compact A low spreading, small leaved form of the Silver Banksia. Expect a height of 2m by 2m wide. Yellow flowers in autumn. Well drained soils. $6.95
$14.50
Banksia marginata Mini Marg Compact form that grows to 30 cm high and 1 m wide from north-eaastern Tasmania. NUmerous yeloow flower iflorescences in summer and autumn. Grows best in well-drained soils in part shade or full sun. Good for rockeries, borders and containers. $6.95
$14.50
Banksia marginata Ridgeway Spread A spreading form of the Silver Banksia, growing to 1.5m high by 3m wide. Yellow flowers are upright on the spreading branches in autumn, and attract honey eaters. Hardy in well drained soils. $6.95
$14.50
Banksia marginata Superbush Fast-growing form from the souterh forests area of Tasmania that forms a thick, bushy shrub to 3-4 m high. Requires moister conditions than the other Tasmanian forms of Banksia marginata. $6.95
$14.50
Banksia serrata Saw Leaf Banksia In Tasmania, this Banksia is limited to a few coastal sites in the north of the state and on Flinders Island. A handsome small tree to 4m in 10 years, it quickly develops a gnarled trunk. Large creamy yellow flowers in autumn. Best in light, well drained soils. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$12.95
Barbarea australis Austral Wintercress Rare endemic Tasmanian plant that is a member of the Brassica family. Small herbaceous plant to 30 cm with yellow flowers. Peppery leaves can be used as a green salad. Short-lived, but will grow readily from seed. Images Distribution Map Seed packets
$3.25
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera A widespread and variable shrub with white or pink (single or double) flowers in spring. Best in a moist cool position. Often known by bushwalkers as 'Bloody Bauera' due to its tendency to form impenetrable thickets. See below for the forms that we grow. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Delicate Pink A softly foliaged shrub with pink tonings in the young stems and leaves. Pale pink flowers in spring. Will grow to 60cm high by 1.2m wide. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Pale Double Pink A shrub to 1.5m with pale, double pink flowers in spring. (Note: sometimes reverts to single flowers) Readily pruned. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Prostrate Pink A low spreading Bauera to 10cm high by 1.2m wide. Pale pink flowers in spring. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Prostrate White Dense spreading shrub to 50 cm high and 1.2 m wide with white flowers in spring . $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Trial Harbour A form from western Tasmania growing to 1.2m high and wide, with magenta flowers in spring. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Trial Harbour Double Pink Dense, soft foliaged shrub to 1m with double deep pink flowers in spring. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Western White A handsome dense shrub for a cool moist position, to 80cm high by 1.2m wide. Single white flowers in spring. $4.95
$9.95
Baumea juncea Bare Twigsedge This sedge has creeping subterranean rhizomes and cylindrical, slender greyish stems to 70 cm. Brownish flowers. Prefers a moist site. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$12.95
Baumea tetragona Square Twigsedge An erect clump to 1 m, with stems and leaves strongly 4-angled. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$12.95
Bedfordia linearis Slender Blanketleaf Quick growing shrub to 3 m with narrow grey-green leaves and yellow flowers. Does best in well-drained sites. Endemic to Tasmania. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Bedfordia salicina Tasmanian Blanketleaf Quick growing shrub to 3 m with grey-green leaves. Yellow flowers. Does best in well-drained sites. Endemic to Tasmania. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Bellendena montana Mountain Rocket A Tasmanian alpine gem. Growing to 60cm, and endemic to Tasmanian mountains. White flowers are followed by sprays of red seed pods. Best in a cool, moist, well composted spot or pot. Winter cold is needed for agood red on the seed pods. Rarely available. Images Distribution Map $6.95
$16.50
Beyeria viscosa Pinkwood An erect pyramidal large shrub or tree 3-5 m. Hardy in dry or well-drained sites. Readily trimmed. Seed pods pop on warm summer days. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Billardiera longiflora Purple Appleberry A light to moderate growing vine endemic with bird attracting, pale green tubular flowers in spring, followed by lustrous purple berries in summer and autumn. Prefers a cool site. A white-berried form is also available at times. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Billardiera ovalis Seaspray Appleberry A scrambling coastal vine endemic to southern and western Tasmanian coastlines with bird attracting, pale green tubular flowers in spring, followed by pink to red berries in summer and autumn. Prefers a cool site. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Billardiera macrantha Highland Appleberry Climbing vine that features yellow-green tubular flowers up to 4 cm n length in spring that are followed by shiny purple berries. A light climber to 2.5 m suited to most sites except dry. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blandfordia punicea Christmas Bells Exquisite orange/red bell flowers on stems to 80 cm. Endemic to Tasmania and excruciatingly difficult to cultivate. Best chance in a pot or very well-drained, moist site. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$14.50
Blechnum chambersii Lance Water Fern A small to medium fern with colourful new growth. Suitable for a fernery or moist, sheltered garden position. . Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum fluviatile Ray Water Fern Beautiful fern forming a spreading rosette of pale green fronds to 50 cm long. Very easily grown in a moist, shady position. Suitable for pots, baskets or rockeries. . Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum minus Soft Water Fern Hardy fern with erect or arching fronds, 60-120 mm long. Old plants develop a short trunk.Freely produces offsets to form a colony. Very easily grown in a tub or the ground. moist position in filtered or morning sun. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum minus x wattsii Soft/Hard Water Fern Robust dern to about 1 m x 1 m, best in a moist, well composted soil with shade or part shade. Images $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum nudum Fishbone Water Fern Bright green soft foliage fern with fronds to 1 m. Garden or pot, can handle some sun. Suitable for indoors. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum patersonii Strap Water Fern Strap-shaped leaves to 40 cm, often with pinkish tones when young. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum penna-marina Alpine Water Fern Spreading ground-covering fern to 15 cm high. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum wattsii Hard Water Fern Hardy and vigorous native fern with dark green leathery fronds to 1 m tall. Very easily grown in a large pot or a moist shady position in the ground. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
Boronia anemonifolia Sticky Boronia A quick growing shrub to 1.2m, for sandy and well drained soils. Strongly scented leaves. Pink flowers in spring and summer. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Boronia citriodora Lemon-scented Boronia A spreading shrub to 40cm high by 1m wide. Aromatic, lemon scented foliage with pink flowers in spring. Recommended for moist, cool sites. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Boronia nana Dwarf Boronia A small, low growing, slow growing, lightly foliaged boronia spreading to about 30cm. Pink flowers over summer. Occurs in the bush near Ridgeway. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$16.50
Boronia parviflora Swamp Boronia A low growing boronia to 10 cm high by 40 cm wide for wet sites only. White flowers over summer. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$16.50
Boronia pilosa Fine-Leaf Boronia A softly foliaged shrub to 50cm with a massed display of pink flowers in spring. Can be temperamental - best in light, well drained soils; with mulch and a dash of shade, or in a pot. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$12.95
Boronia rhomboidea Broad Leaf Boronia A small shrub to 40cm with soft, rounded leaves and pink flowers in spring. Best in a cool, moist site. Common in the lower areas around Cradle Mountain. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$16.50
Bossiaea cinerea Showy Bossiaea A shrub to 1m or more with yellow and red pea-flowers in spring. Likes a well-drained soil. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Bossiaea cordigera Wiry Bossiaea A vigorous spreading mound of pale green, fern-like foliage, to 50cm high by 1.5m wide. Large lemon-yellow pea flowers in spring. Likes a dash ofshade, and not too dry.  Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Bossiaea cordigera Blue-leaf Fine A form with small blue-green leaves. Prostrate or nearly so. $4.95
$9.95
Bossiaea riparia River Bossiaea An unusual leafless shrub to 1.2m with yellow (and a touch of red) pea flowers in spring. Average to damp soils in sun or shade. Frost hardy. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Brachyscome aculeata Hill Daisy A small, rockery-sized daisy plant to 20cm with pale mauve flowers in spring. Can be cut back after flowering to rejuvenate.  Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Brachyscome graminea Grass Daisy Low-suckering daisy with bright green grass-like foliage bad pink flowers 2 cm in diameter most of the year except winter. Enjoys wet conditions, and spreads rapidly. Does not enjoy drying out. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Brachyscome radicans Marsh Daisy A rosette of green leaves close to the ground gives rise to white daisy flowers with yellow centres, on stems to 15cm. Likes a moist position. Frost hardy. Previously known as B. nivalis. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Brachyscome rigidula Cutleaf Daisy A small, finely foliaged, mauve flowering daisy to 25 cm for dry or well-drained soil. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Brachyscome spathulata Spoonleaf Daisy A small rockery sized plant with mauve flowers on stems to 12cm in late spring or early summer. Well drained, sun or part shade. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
Bracteantha spp See Xerochrysum
Bulbine bulbosa Golden Lily Onion-like leaves and bright yellow flowers on stems to 60cm in late spring or early summer. Can form a thick clump in good soil. Prefers well drained soils and withstands cold and dry. Expect a 2-3 year life span, but seeds readily. Images Distribution Map For more information, click here. $3.25
$9.95
Bulbine crassa Island Leek Lily A Bulbine on steroids from the islands of Bass Strait. Much larger in all parts than the other Tasmanian species. Grows well in dry to average conditions, and withstands coastal exposure. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Bulbine glauca Rock Lily Sprays of bright yellow flowers in spring on stems to 40cm, rise from a clump of onion-like leaves. Lifespan to 5 years, but seeds readily. Well drained and dry sites. Cold tolerant. Images Distribution Map For more information, click here $3.25
$9.95
Bulbine semibarbata Leek Lily A clump of bright green leaves to 30cm feature yellow star-shaped flowers on stems to 40cm in late spring or summer. Annual habit, but seeds readily. Well drained sites. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95
Bursaria spinosa Spiny Box Hardy, spiky shrub or small tree, 3 - 5 m. Prefers a dry or well-drained site. Scented white flowers in summer attract butterflies. Images Distribution Map $3.25
$9.95

 

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