Plants of Tasmania Nursery

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Plant list by botanical name - C

Click on the species name to get further information about the plant. There are also links to images and distribution maps.

The prices shown are for plants in tubestock - 50 mm forestry tubes or 75 mm round pots. Larger sizes are available for many species.


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Species Name Common Name Description Price
Caesia calliantha Purple Grass Lily A delightful native lily with grass-like leaves and slender stems to 25 cm, featuring small purple flowers in late spring or early summer. Foliage can die back after flowering. Images Distribution Map

Callistemon pallidus Lemon Bottlebrush A shrub to 3 m with lemon-yellow flowers in spring. Attractive bronze-coloured new growth. Suitable for average to moist gardens. Further information Images Distribution Map. Now officially known as Melaleuca pallida, but we like the name Callistemon too much to change.
Callistemon pallidus Moina Formal An attractive dense, upright form of Callistemon pallidus with blue-green foliage. Suitable for average to moist gardens.
Callistemon viridiflorus Lime Bottlebrush Endemic Tasmanian bottlebrush to 2m with lemon or lime-green flowers in spring. Very cold hardy. Images Distribution Map. Now known as Melaleuca virens.
Callitris oblonga Esk River Pine A slow growing, compact conifer with blue-greeen foliage tapering to the top and the base. Hardy in the garden, adapting to dry soils, or in a pot. Expect up to 3.5 m in 10 yrs. Rare in Tasmania. Images Distribution Map
Callitris rhomboidea Oyster Bay Pine A small tree to 5-8m with weeping branchlets, dense and somewhat rounded when young, but later forming a more open conical shape. Well suited to dry, coastal and well drained sites. Aromatic foliage and timber. Further information Images Distribution Map
Calocephalus citreus Lemon Beauty Heads A small silvery foliaged, multi-stemmed plant to 40cm. Cylindrical lemon yellow flowers on slender stems to 50cm. Rare in Tasmania. Well drained and dry sites. Excellent dried flower. Further information Images Distribution Map
Calocephalus lacteus Milky Beauty Heads Soft grey-foliaged groundcover, spreading to 1m, for dry and well drained gardens. Creamy white flower heads in summer. Further information Images Distribution Map
Calytrix tetragona Common Fringe-myrtle - Coastal Pink A pink flowering form of this hardy coastal shrub to 1m x 1m, with flowers in spring. Happy in well drained, dry and coastal sites. Readily trimmed to keep compact. Further information Images Distribution Map
Calytrix tetragona Common Fringe-myrtle - McLeod's Flowermaster This fine-foliaged shrub will grow to 1 m high and wide, with a massed display of starry white flowers in spring. Suitable for well-drained, dry or coastal gardens. Responds well to pruning.
Calytrix tetragona Common Fringe-myrtle - Prostrate Pink A prostrate form, spreading to 1m in well drained, dry and coastal sites. Starry pink flowers in spring.
Calytrix tetragona Common Fringe-myrtle - Waterfall Bay A low spreading form to 20cm high by 1m wide. A massed display of starry white flowers in spring. Suited to well drained, dry and coastal sites.
Carex apresssa Sedge Robust, rough edged dense tuft. 30 cm to 1 m. Can be planted in water to 10 cm depth. Images Distribution Map
Carex fascicularis Tassel Sedge Sedge that grows to 70 cm that has distinctive drooping seed heads. Prefers moist conditions. Images Distribution Map
Carpobrotus rossii Native Pigface A prostrate, succulent ground-cover, spreading to 1.5m, in sunny, well drained and coastal sites. Mauve flowers in spring and summer. Fruits are edible when ripe. Images Distribution Map
Carpobrotus rossii White Dolphin White-flowering form of this prostrate, succulent ground-cover. Spreads to 1.5m in sunny, well drained and coastal sites.
Cassinia aculeata Dolly Bush Quick growing shrub to 2-3 m. White flowers, often with pink buds. Useful as a cut flower, also as a quick screen. Images Distribution Map
Celery-top Pine   See Phyllocladus aspleniifolia
Celmisia asteliifolia Silver Snow Daisy Alpine daisy with silvery leaves and white flowers. Images Distribution Map
Celmisia saxifraga Small Snow Daisy Small, slow-growing alpine daisy to 10 cm. Images Distribution Map
Cenarrhenes nitida Native Plum A slow growing, glossy leaved, rainforest shrub or small tree. Endemic to Tasmania. White flowers. Requires a moist, cool, well drained position or pot. Click here for more information. Images Distribution Map
Centrolepis fascicularis Tufted Bristlewort Dense green mound spreading to 20 cm or more with startling small red flowers in late spring/early summer. Prefers a moist, shaded spot or a pot. Will look good in a rockery. Images Distribution Map
Centrolepis monogyna Western Pincushion A slow growing plant forming a bright green, rounded mound, in a moist, well drained composted soil or pot. Endemic to the central and western mountains of Tasmania. Images Distribution Map

Centrolepis strigosa Hairy Bristlewort A small, fine-foliaged rounded tuft with fine, seed-bearing stems. 2-3 yr life span. Images Distribution Map
Chamaescilla corymbosa Blue Stars Rosette of strap-like leaves flat on the ground to 15 cm diameter. Wiry stems bear sky-blue flowers in spring. Dies down to rootstock over summer. Full sun to part-shade in well-drained soils. Suited to small rockeries or pots. Images Distribution Map

Chiloglottis reflexa Autumn Bird Orchid Widespread orchid with a pair of ground-hugging leaves that give rise in autumn to a long stem capped with a remarkable, complex orchid flower. The leaves die off in spring, when new tubers formned each year can be repotted. May not flower every year. Images Distribution Map

Chiloglottis triceratops Three-horned Bird Orchid Endemic to Tasmania. A few low leaves give rise to purplish flowers on short stems in springs. Leaves dies back in winter. Images Distribution Map

Chionohebe ciliolata Ben Lomond Cushion Plant Now called Veronica ciliolata
Chorizandra australis Southern Bristlesedge A stout, upright sedge to 1.5 m. Does well in wet soils or in shallow water, but will adapt to drier conditions. Images Distribution Map
Chorizandra enodis Black Bristlesedge A beautiful rush, with fine erect grey foliage and black button flowers in spring/summer. Excellent for bog or pond. 50 cm x 50 cm. Spreads slowly. Images Distribution Map
Chrysocephalum apiculatum Yellow Buttons A low, suckering daisy, spreading to 1m or more, with soft, grey foliage and bright yellow 'button' flowers in spring and summer. In cooler sites, can die back in winter, but resprouts. Images Distribution Map
Clematis aristata Old Mans Beard A vigorous vine with large leaves and creamy white flowers in spring. Prefers to grow to the top of a support and hang around there. Female vines have fluffy seeds. Prefers moist to average soils. Further information Images Distribution Map
Coprosma moorei Blue Matcurrant A suckering alpine groundcover, featuring tiny, bright blue berries in spring - summer. Slow growing in a cool, moist position or pot. Images Distribution Map
Coprosma perpusilla Orange Matcurrant Shiny green mat-forming alpine groundcover that takes root from its branches. Orange fruits on female plants. Attractive ground cover for rockery or container. Surprisingly vigorous. Images Distribution Map
Coprosma quadrifida Prickly Currant Bush A bushy and usually spiky shrub to 3 m that prefers moist conditions. Orange berries on female plants. Images Distribution Map
Coronidium scorpioides Creeping Everlasting A softly foliaged, suckering plant, with grey-green foliage and yellow everlasting flowers in summer on stems to 12cm. Can be pruned back in winter. Images Distribution Map
Correa alba White Coastal Correa A hardy, dense, grey foliaged shrub to 1.5m high by 2m wide. Open bell-shaped flowers in autumn and winter. Images Distribution Map
Correa backhouseana Coastal Correa A dense, green coastal bush to 1.5m high by up to 2.5m wide. The light green tubular flowers predominantly in autumn, attract honey eaters. Hardy in most situations. Images Distribution Map
Correa backhouseana Prostrate Coastal Correa A prostrate form that grows to 1 m wide that has glossy foliage and pale green bell flowers in autumn.
Correa lawrenceana Mountain Correa An upright shrub to 2.5 m. Greenish-yellow flowers delight honeyeaters in autumn. Images Distribution Map
Correa reflexa Common Correa A shrub to 1m, with red/green tubular flowers in autumn. Beloved of honeyeaters. Further information Images Distribution Map
Correa reflexa Common Correa - Derwent Green A shrub to 1m, with green tubular flowers in autumn. This is the form that grows on the hills around Hobart.
Correa reflexa Common Correa - Green and Cream A shrub to 1m, featuring shiny foliage and cream flowers. The autumn flowers attract honeyeaters.
Correa reflexa Common Correa - Northern Belle A pale leaved shrub to 60cm high by 1m wide. The pink, tubular flowers in autumn, attract honeyeaters. Suited to most gardens.
Correa reflexa Common Correa - Dazzler Range A light-foliaged bushy shrub to 80 cm from northern Tasmania. The pale green tubular flowers in autumn attract honeyeaters. Suited to most sites.
Cryptandra amara Sweet Winter Cryptandra Slow growing, wiry shrub to 30 cm with tiny white scented flowers in winter. Delightful in a well-drained spot or pot. Images Distribution Map
Cyathea australis Rough Treefern Slender stemmed treefern with fronds to 2.5 m. Adapts to considerable sun. Garden or pot when young. Can be grown indoors. Further information Images Distribution Map
Cyathea cunninghamii Slender Treefern Rare tall and slender-stemmed treefern. Fronds to 2.5 m. Images Distribution Map
Cyathodes glauca Purple Cheeseberry A neatly foliaged shrub, endemic to Tasmania, slow growing to 1m. Small white bell flowers are followed by mauve berries. Best in a cool, moist, well drained position or as a pot plant. Images Distribution Map
Cyathodes juniperina See Leptecophylla juniperina  
Cyathodes nitida See Planocarpa nitida  
Cyathodes parvifolia See Leptecophylla juniperina var. parvifolia  
Cyathodes straminea Small-leaved Cheeseberry A low, slow growing shrub to 70cm, endemic to Tasmanian mountains. Dark green foliage. Small white bell flowers are followed by deep red berries. Cool, moist site, or pot. Images Distribution Map
Cycnogeton procerum Water Ribbons Strap-leaved plant for waster up to 50 cm deep, or wet ground. Erect green flower spikes. Leaves float on water. Images Distribution Map
Cyperus lucidus Leafy Flatsedge A robust tufted sedge from 60 cm to 1.5 m with shiny green leaves and interesting flower spikes. Likes a wet spot. Further information Images Distribution Map


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