Plants of Tasmania Nursery

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Plant list by botanical name - S

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

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
Sambucus gaudichaudiana White Elderberry A quick growing shrub in a moist, well cultivated soil. To 1m, with large, pale green leaves. White flowers followed by small creamy white edible berries in summer. Can die back over winter, resprouting in spring. Images Distribution Map

Scaevola hookeri Creeping Fan Flower A prostrate suckering plant, preferring a moist, sunny or part sunny position. White, fan-shaped flowers make a nice display in summer. Images Distribution Map

Scleranthus biflorus Cushion Plant Forms a dense green low mound, spreading up to 50 cm or more. Best in sun or part shade, and suited to most soils. Images Distribution Map Click here for more information.

Selliera radicans Succulent Swamp Mat A bright green suckering plant, spreading to 1m or more in a moist position. White flowers in summer. Happy in sun or shade. Images Distribution Map

Solanum laciniatum Kangaroo Apple Fast, deep green shrub to 2.5 m. Big blue flowers followed by poisonous green fruits but edible when ripe. Images Distribution Map

Spyridium species Spyridiums can be quite difficult to propagate and will not always be available.

Spyridium gunnii Forest Dusty Miller Rare Tasmanian endemic shrub, fast growing to 3-5 m in a moist spot. Creamy white floral bracts in autumn. Images Distribution Map

Spyridium lawrencei Small Leaved Dusty Miller A low growing shrub to 60 cm, endemic to eastern Tasmania. Creamy white floral bracts. Images Distribution Map

Spyridium obovatum Velvet Dusty Miller Quick growing shrub to 2.5 m. Velvety foliage. Soft yellow flowers in spring. Endemic to Tasmania. Images Distribution Map

Spyridium parvifolium Dusty Miller - Winter Mist A bushy, soft foliaged shrub to 1.5m, with creamy white floral bracts in winter. Recommended for well -drained sites. Trim lightly after flowering if a compact shrub is required. Images Distribution Map (for the species)
Spyridium parvifolium Dusty Miller - Flinders Crinkly Leaf A form of Spyridium parvifolium with smaller, crinkle-edged leaves.
Spyridium ulicinum Arching Beauty An endemic dense, bushy shrub to 3 m with attractive fine foliage. Masses of creamy yellow flowers inspring. Best in a moist, shaded position. Images Distribution Map
Spyridium vexilliferum Propeller Plant Soft foliaged plant to 60 cm with whitish flower bracts all year. Especially nice in winter. Likes light soils in sun or part shade. Stake plants while establishing. A broader-leaved mainland form is also available Images Distribution Map
Stackhousia monogyna Creamy Candles A delightful, low accent plant, with creamy white flowers on stems to 30cm in late spring and early summer. Pruning back after flowering may extend longevity, but expect up to 3-5 yrs. Recommended for well drained sites. Images Distribution Map
Stackhousia viminea Yellow Candles Tufted plant to 30 cm x 30 cm with spikes of yellow flowers spring-summer. Likes full sun to part shade in moist soils. Images Distribution Map
Stonesiella selaginoides Clubmoss Bush Pea Bushy shrub to 2 m endemic to eastern Tasmania. Lemon-yellow pea flowers in spring. Images Distribution Map
Stylidium armeria Coastal Trigger Plant A stout rosette of leaves gives rise to masses of pink flowers on sturdy stems. Hardy in dry conditions, and looks great in a pot. Images Distribution Map
Stylidium graminifolium Trigger Plant Pale to deep pink flowers on stems to 50 cm in spring. Best in light, well-drained soils. Avoid potting on in summer. Note: The taxonomy of Tasmanian Stylidiums is quite uncertain, and we donít differentiate between this species and Stylidium dilatatum. Images Distribution Map
Stylidium graminifolium Trigger Plant - White-flowered Form White flowers on reddish stems to 50 cm in spring. Best in light, well-drained soils. Avoid potting on in summer.


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