Plants of Tasmania Nursery

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Plant list by botanical name - M

Click on the species name to get further information and pictures of the plant.

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
Mazus pumilo Swamp Mazus A mauve-flowering, suckering groundcover for moist to wet soils. Can be invasive. Flowers early summer. Images G5-8, P5-8. $4.95
$12.95
Melaleuca ericifolia Coast Paperbark A fine foliaged, erect large shrub or small tree to 6m x 1.5m. Creamy white flowers in spring. Loves a wet spot but also grows in drier soils. Can sucker, so is great for windbreaks. Handsome bark. Images G6-9, P3-6. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca ericifolia Coast Paperbark - Jim's Twister An unusual spreading form of the Swamp Paperbark, with branches heading off at interesting angles. Expect 2-3m height by 3-5m width. Average to moist or wet soils. G6-9, P5-8. $5.95 $14.50
Melaleuca gibbosa Slender Honeymyrtle A fine foliaged shrub to 60cm high by 1.5m wide. Mauve flowers in spring and often autumn. Average to moist conditions. Images G5-9, P5-9. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca gibbosa Slender Honeymyrtle - Pink Passion A form of the Slender Honeymyrtle with bright pink rather than mauve flowers. Images $4.95
$9.95
Melaleuca pustulata Tasmanian Yellow Paperbark A hardy, bushy shrub to 3m x 2m, endemic to Tasmania's east coast. Adapts to either moist or dry soils. Yellow flowers in spring. Images G6-9, P5-8. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca squamea Swamp Melaleuca A hardy, bushy shrub to 2m high and wide, happy in average to moist or wet sites. Puts on a vibrant spring show of purple flowers, flecked with yellow.  Images G6-9, P5-8. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca squamea Swamp Melaleuca - Hurricane A spreading form of this usually upright shrub from a very windy site. Bright-green, soft foliage with mauve flowers in spring. Expect 20 cm high x 1.5 m spread. $5.95
$14.50
Melaleuca squamea x squarrosa Melaleuca Cross A bushy shrub growing to 2-3 m with pale pink flowers in spring. Suitable for most sites including wet areas. G6-9, P5-8. $4.95
$9.95
Melaleuca squarrosa Scented Paperbark A narrow, erect shrub to 3m x 1m. Creamy yellow flowers in spring. Most sites including wet soils. A good hedging shrub.Images G6-9, P5-8. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca squarrosa Scented Paperbark - Coastal Carpet A densely foliaged, prostrate form of this usually upright shrub. Spreading to 1.5m. Cream flowers in spring. Average to moist conditions. G5-8, P5-8. $4.95
$12.95
Melicytus dentatus Tree Violet A hardy, very spiky shrub to 2 m. Tiny fragrant flowers and small white fruits. Cold and drought hardy. Images G5-8, P4-8. $4.95
$12.95
Mentha australis River Mint Strongly aromatic perennial herb. Small white to lilac flowers in spring/summer. Frost hardy, but can be invasive in moist conditions. Best in a pot. Images

$4.95
$12.95

Micrantheum hexandrum Cream Cascade Softly foliaged shrub with gently arching branchlets. Light green leaves and cream flowers in spring. To 1.2m high and wide.  Images G5-7, P5-7. $4.95
$9.95
Micrantheum serpentinum Serpentine Micrantheum An upright shrub to 1.2m, endemic to areas of exposed serpentine rock in western Tasmania. Cream flowers. Average to moist conditions. Images G4-7, P5-8. $4.95
$12.95
Microcachrys tetragona Creeping Strawberry Pine A prostrate endemic alpine conifer. Tiny red edible berries on female plants in summer. Slow growing to 1m spread in a cool moist spot, or a beautiful cascading pot plant. Images G6-9, P7-9. $5.95 $16.50
Microsorum pustulatus Kangaroo Fern A spreading, slowly suckering fern with broad, upright but variable fronds to 30 cm. Images $5.95
$12.95
Microstrobos niphophilus Mount Mawson Pine Endemic to some Tasmanian mountains, especially Mt. Field. Slow growing to 1m in 10yrs. Prefers a moist, cool site or in a pot. Images G5-8, P5-8. Now known as Phaerosphera hookeriana. $6.95
$16.50
Microtis unifolia Common Onion Orchid Easy to grow terrestial orchid. A single leaf appears in autumn, followed in spring by a spray of tiny green orchid flowers. Dies back over summer. Colony forming, and can become weedy in a formal garden. Images $5.95
$12.95
Milligania densiflora Silky Milligania Striking plant with arching leaves to 40 cm. Attractive flowers are white to pinkish on stems to 40 cm. Temperamental. Best in a cool, moist, well-drained site or in a pot. Endemic to alpine Tasmania. Rarely available. Images G2-6, P3-8. $8.95
$18.50
Monotoca glauca Goldey Wood An erect shrub growing to 3-5 m in a moist site. Endemic to Tasmania, Tiny white flowers in summer. Images $5.95
$14.95
Monotoca linifolia Nodding Broom-heath Small leaved, small flowered and slow! Images $5.95
$16.50
Montia australasica Mountain Purslane Prostrate, mat-forming plant with dense green to reddish leaves and white flowers in summer. Does best in moist or wet conditions. ImagesG4-8, P5-8. $4.95
$12.95
Montia australasica Mountain Purslane - Pink form Prostrate, mat-forming plant with dense dark green leaves and pink flowers in summer. Does best in moist or wet conditions. $4.95
$12.95
Muehlenbeckia gunnii Macquarie Vine A rampant vine - good for hiding chook sheds. Glossy foliage and attractive small creamy yellow flowers in summer. Note: The roots can clog drains, ie. loves water. Images G3-9, P3-7. $4.95
$12.95
Myoporum insulare Common Boobialla Dense green, coastal, fire retardant bush to 3 m high and wide. White flowers in early summer. Images G6-9, P4-8. $4.95
$9.95
Myoporum parvifolium Creeping Boobialla A ground-covering plant spreading to 1.5 m with pink flowers in summer. Suited to most sites. Withstands coastal exposure. Images G6-9, P4-8. $4.95
$12.95

 

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