Crows Nest Community Nursery

Staff member at Crows Nest Community Nursery

The Crows Nest Community Nursery helps to support native wildlife by propagating indigenous trees, shrubs and ground cover plants that occur naturally within, and beyond, our regional boundaries. If you want to encourage birds, bees and butterflies to visit your garden, property or re-vegetation site, we have lots of plants for you to choose from to attract them. Our local native plants are essential for the survival and well-being of our native animals who rely on them for food and shelter.

Open hours

The Crows Nest Community Nursery is open weekly on Thursday between 8.30am and 1pm with two open days also held each year - one in spring and the other in autumn.

Location

The nursery is located on Depot Road, Crows Nest.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Volunteering opportunities

The nursery welcomes volunteers to join the team. Read more about volunteer opportunities here.

Botanical Name: Allocasuarina littoralis

Common Name: Black She-Oak

Description: A small, fast growing tree with dark fissured bark. Capable of reaching 8 metres, the species is an excellent windbreak or screen option.  It's frost resistant and drought hardy and is available as male and female varieties. The female trees offer a great seed source for black cockatoos.

black she-oak

Photo source - Glen Leiper

An extensive variety of plants and trees stocked at the Crows Nest Community Nursery are available for purchase on Thursdays between 8.30am -1pm. For customers unable to attend the nursery, plant pick-ups in Toowoomba can be arranged through the nursery team leader. 

Please note: Stock numbers and species will vary throughout the year. To check the availability of the following stock, contact the nursery team leader.

The plant list below is organised alphabetically by botanical name. Click on the relevant letter below to skip quickly through the list.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  V  X

Botanical name

Common name

A  

Acacia complanata

Wattle, donkeys ears

Acacia concurrens

Curracabah

Acacia conferta

Crowded leaf wattle

Acacia deanii

Wattle, deane’s

Acacia decora

Wattle, pretty

Acacia falcata

Wattle, silver sickle

Acacia fimbriata

Wattle, brisbane

Acacia granitica

Wattle, granite

Acacia hispidula

Wattle, rough leafed

Acacia implexa                

Lightwood

Acacia irrorata

Wattle, green

Acacia jucunda

Wattle, yetman

Acacia maidenii

Wattle, maiden's

Acacia pendula

Myall, weeping (wattle)

Acacia podalyriifolia

Wattle, queensland silver

Acacia salicina

Wattle, black sally

Acacia semilunata

Wattle, half moon

Acacia sertiformis

Wattle, golden wreath

Acacia stenophylla

River cooba

Acacia venulosa

Wattle, veiny

Acmena smithii (Syzygium smithii)

Lillypilly, common

Acronychia laevis

Acronychia, glossy

Acronychia oblongifolia

Aspen, white

Actinotis helianthi

Flannel flower

Adiantum hispidulum

Maidenhair, rough

Alchornea ilicifolia

Dovewood, holly

Alectryon connatus

Birds' eye, common

Alectryon diversifolius

Boonaree, scrub

Alectryon subdentatus

Birds eye, holly leafed

Allocasuarina inophloia

She oak, thready bark

Allocasuarina littoralis

She oak, black

Allocasuarina luehmannii

Bull oak

Alphitonia excelsa

Ash, soap

Alpinia caerulea

Native ginger

Alyxia ruscifolia

Chain fruit

Aphananthe philippensis

Native elm

Araucaria bidwillii

Pine, bunya

Araucaria cunninghamii

Pine, hoop

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Palm, piccabeen

Aristolochia meridionalis

Cressida butterfly vine

Atalaya salicifolia

Whitewood, brush

Auranticarpa rhombifolia

Hollywood, golden

Austrostipa ramosissima

Grass, stout bamboo

B  

Banksia integrifolia

Banksia, tree

Banksia oblongifolia

Banksia, fern leafed

Banksia spinulosa var. Collina

Banksia, hair pin

Brachychiton acerifolius

Flame tree

Brachychiton bidwillii

Kurrajong, rusty

Brachychiton discolor

Lacebark

Brachychiton populneus

Kurrajong

Brachychiton rupestris

Bottle tree

Breynia oblongifolia

Breynia

Bridelia exaltata

Ironbark, brush

Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria, sweet

C  

Callerya megasperma (may not be a local native)

Native wisteria

Callicarpa pedunculata

Velvet beauty berry

Callitris baileyi

Cypress, bailey's

Calostemma luteum PINK

Daffodil, native

Calostemma luteum YELLOW

Daffodil, native

Calotis cuneifolia

White burr daisy

Capparis arborea

Caper tree, rainforest

Capparis canescens (not local, native to areas west and north of TRC area

Caper bush, dryland

Carissa ovata

Kunkerberry

Cassinia laevis

Cough bush

Castanospermum australe

Bean, black

Casuarina cristata

Belah

Casuarina cunninghamiana

She oak, river

Cissus antarctica

Vine, kangaroo

Citrus australis

Round lime

Claoxylon australe

Brittlewood

Clematis aristata

Travellers' joy

Clematis glycinoides

Old man's beard

Clerodendrum tomentosum

Hairy lolly bush

Cordyline petiolaris

Palm lily, large leafed

Corymbia gummifera

Bloodwood, red

Corymbia intermedia

Bloodwood, pink

Crotalaria mitchellii

Mitchell's rattlepod

Cryptocarya glaucescens

Jackwood

Cryptocarya microneura

Murrogun

Cupaniopsis parvifolia

Tuckeroo, small leaf

D  

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia

Denhamia bilocularis (was Maytenus bilocularis)

Orangebark, hedge

Denhamia pittosporoides

Denhamia, veiny

Dianella brevipedunculata

Flax lily, short stemmed

Dianella caerulea var assera

Flax lily

Dioscorea transversa

Yam, long

Diospyros australis

Plum ebony

Dodonaea sinuolata

Hopbush, thready- leafed

Dodonaea tenuifolia

Hopbush, fern leafed

Dodonaea triangularis

Hopbush, triangle leafed

Dodonaea viscosa subsp angustifolia

Hopbush, narrow leafed

Doryanthes palmeri

Lily, spear

Drypetes deplanchei

Tulipwood, yellow

Dysoxylum fraserianum

Rosewood

E  

Ehretia acuminata

Koda

Einadia hastata

Saltbush, red berry

Einadia nutans (yellow-fruited)

Saltbush, nodding

Elaeodendron australe var. Integrifolium

Olive plum, red fruited narrow-leafed variety

Elaeocarpus kirtonii

Whitewood, mowbullan

Elattostachys xylocarpa

White beetroot tree

Eremophila debilis

Devil's marbles

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Gum, river red

Eucalyptus eugenioides

Stringybark, thin leafed

Eucalyptus infera

Mallee, durikai

Eucalyptus melliodora

Box, yellow

Eucalyptus moluccana

Box, gum topped

Eucalyptus orgadophila

Coolibah, mountain

Eucalyptus saligna

Gum, sydney blue

Eucalyptus tereticornis

Gum, forest red

Eucalyptus tessellaris

Carbeen

Eustrephus latifolius

Wombat berry

Everistia vaccinifolia

Everistia

F  

Ficus macrophylla

Fig, moreton bay

Ficus opposita

Fig, opposite leafed sandpaper

Ficus rubiginosa

Fig, scrub

Flindersia australis

Ash, crows

Flindersia collina

Ash, leopard

Flindersia xanthoxyla

Long jack

G  

Geijera salicifolia

Wilga, scrub

Geitonoplesium cymosum

Lily, scrambling

Glochidion ferdinandi (Archipsocopsis fernandi) (may not be native locally)

Cheesewood

Gossia bidwillii

Python tree

Grevillea banksii (Not local native)

Red flowering grevillea

Grevillea robusta

Oak, silky

Grewia latifolia

Dysentery bush

Guioa semiglauca

Guioa (pronounced ghee-oa)

H  

Hakea eriantha

Hakea. Woolly flowered

Hardenbergia violacea

Purple wanderer

Harpullia pendula

Tulipwood

Hernandia bivalvis

Grease nut tree

Hibbertia scandens

Vine, snake

Hibiscus heterophyllus. PINK FLOWERS

Hibiscus, native

Hovea lanceolata

Hovea, lance leafed

Hovea longipes

Hovea, brush

Hovea lorata

Hovea, small leafed

Hybanthus stellarioides

Orange spade flower

Hymenosporum flavum

Frangipani, native

I  

Indigofera australe. White form

Indigo, native

Isotoma axillaris

Isotome, blue

J  

Jacksonia scoparia

Dogwood

Jagera pseudorhus

Foambark

Jasminum didymum subsp. Racemosum

Triple leaf jasmine

Jasminum simplicifolium

Stiff jasmine

K  

Kunzea flavescens

Kunzea, yellow (rare)

L  

Leiocarpa brevicompta

Daisy, plover

Leucopogon trichostylus

Heath, daphne beard

Lomandra hystrix

Palm, cabbage

Lomandra longifolia

Mat rush, creek

Lomatia silaifolia

Crinkle bush

Lophostemon confertus

Box, brush

M  

Melaleuca densispicata

Paperbark, miles

Melaleuca lanceolata

Paperbark, dryland

Melaleuca quercina (Rare)

Oakey bottlebrush

Melaleuca salicina (Callistemon salignus.)

Willow bottlebrush.

Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon viminalis)

Bottlebrush, weeping red

Melia azedarach

Cedar, white

Melicope micrococca

Doughwood, white

Melodorum leichhardtii

Vine, zig zag

Morinda jasminoides

Sweet morinda

Murdannia graminea

Mauve grass lily

Myoporum parvifolium (Not local native)

Creeping boobialla

Myrsine variabilis (was Rapanea variabilis)

Muttonwood

N  

Neolitsea australiensis

Bollygum, green

Neolitsea dealbata

Bollygum, white

Notelaea microcarpa

Small fruited mock olive

O  

Olearia canescens

Daisy bush, grey

Owenia venosa

Apple, rose

P  

Pandorea jasminoides

Wonga vine

Pandorea pandorana

Bower vine

Pararchidendron pruinosum

Snow wood

Parsonsia straminea

Monkey rope

Peperomia blanda

Hairy peperomia

Petalostigma pachyphyllum

Quiinine bush, hairy

Petalostigma triloculare

Quinine bush, smooth

Pittosporum angustifolium

Gumby gumby

Pittosporum revolutum

Pittosporum, yellow

Pittosporum undulatum

Pittosporum, sweet

Pittosporum viscidum

Birds nest bush

Plectranthus insularis (very rare)

Mingimarny cockspur flower

Plumbago zeylanica

Groundcover plumbago

Polyscias elegans

Celerywood

Psychotria daphnoides

Psychotria, hedge

Pultenaea villosa

Pea, hairy bush

R  

Rhagodia parabolica

Saltbush, fragrant

Rhaponticum australe

Austral cornflower

Rhodosphaera rhodanthema

Yellowwood, deep

   
S  

Scaevola albida

Fan flower

Senna acclinis

Senna, brush

Senna aciphylla

Senna

Senna artemisioides subsp. Artemisioides (Not local native)

Senna, silver

Senna barclayana

Senna, pepperleaf

Senna coronilloides

Senna, brigalow

Spartothamnella juncea

Broom, square stemmed

Sterculia quadrifida

Peanut tree

Streblus pendulinus (was Streblus brunonianus)

Whalebone tree

Swainsona queenslandica PINK

Spreading Darling pea (pink)

Swainsona queenslandica RED

Spreading Darling pea (red)

Syncarpia verecunda

Turpentine, Ravensbourne (rare)

T  

Toona ciliata

Cedar, red

Trema tomentosa

Trema

Trochocarpa laurina

Heath, tree

Turraea pubescens

Witch hazel, native

V  

Vitex lignum- vitae

Satinwood

X  

Xanthorrhoea glauca

Grass tree, blue leafed

Xanthorrhoea johnsonii

Grasstree, forest

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