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 pumilio Swamp Mazus A mauve-flowering, suckering groundcover for moist to wet soils. Can be invasive. Flowers early summer. Images Distribution Map G5-8, P5-8. $4.95
$9.95
Melaleuca armillaris Bracelet Honeymyrtle Fast growing Melaleuca that reaches 2-8 m tall and 2-4 m wide. Cream flowers in spring/summer. Adaptable to many situations, including coastal. Useful screening and hedging plant. In Tasmania only grows on some of the Bass Strait Islands. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
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 Distribution Map G6-9, P3-6. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca ericifolia 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. $4.95 $14.50
Melaleuca gibbosa Slender Honeymyrtle A fine foliaged shrub to 1.2 m high by 1.5m wide. Mauve flowers in spring and often autumn. Average to moist conditions. Images Distribution Map G5-9, P5-9. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca gibbosa Compact form Attractive compact plant to 0.8 m high and 1.5 m wide with much denser foliage than typical plants. $4.95
$9.95
Melaleuca gibbosa Pink Passion A form of the Slender Honeymyrtle with bright pink rather than mauve flowers. Images $4.95
$9.95
Melaleuca gibbosa White-flowering form A form of the Slender Honeymyrtle with white rather than mauve flowers. $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 Distribution Map 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 Distribution Map G6-9, P5-8. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca squamea 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. $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 Distribution Map G6-9, P5-8. $3.25
$9.95
Melaleuca squarrosa Coastal Carpet A densely foliaged, prostrate form of this usually upright shrub. Spreading to 1.5m. Creamy yellow flowers in spring. Average to moist conditions. G5-8, P5-8. $4.95
$9.95
Melicytus dentatus Tree Violet A hardy, very spiky shrub to 2 m. Tiny fragrant flowers and small white fruits. Cold and drought hardy. Images Distribution Map G5-8, P4-8. $4.95
$9.95
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 Distribution Map

$4.95
$9.95

Micrantheum hexandrum Box Micrantheum Upright shrub to 3 m with cream flowers in spring. Adapts well to drier and moist sites, full sun or part shade. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95
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. 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 Distribution Map G4-7, P5-8. $4.95
$9.95
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 Distribution Map G6-9, P7-9. $6.95 $16.00
Microlaena stipoides Weeping Grass A grass of variable habit with leaves to 60 cm andflowering stems to 1 m. Can be used as an informal lawn is sun or shade, with irregular mowing. Average to moist soils. Images Distribution Map $3.25 $9.95
Microsorum pustulatum Kangaroo Fern A spreading, slowly suckering fern with broad, upright but variable fronds to 30 cm. Images Distribution Map $5.95
$12.95
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 Distribution Map $5.95
$9.95
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. Images Distribution Map G4-8, P5-8. $4.95
$9.95
Montia australasica 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
$9.95
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, i.e. loves water. Images Distribution Map G3-9, P3-7 $5.95
$12.95
Myoporum insulare Common Boobialla Dense green, coastal, fire retardant bush to 3 m high and wide. White flowers in early summer. Images Distribution Map G6-9, P4-8. $4.95
$9.95
Myoporum parvifolium Creeping Boobialla A ground-covering plant spreading to 1.5 m with pale pink flowers in summer. Suited to most sites. Withstands coastal exposure. Very rare in Tasmania, but widespread and variable on the mainland. Images Distribution Map G6-9, P4-8. $4.95
$9.95
Myriophyllum variifolium Variable Water Milfoil Perennial spreding aquatic plant that roots into the substrate and has submerged and emergent bright green feathery foliage. Excellent habitat for frogs, tadpoles and other aquatic animals. Images Distribution Map $4.95
$9.95

 

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