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.

Payment options

EFTPOS is now available at the nursery.

Volunteering opportunities

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

 

Latest nursery news

Seed collectors needed

Each year there's a brief timeframe to collect seeds from the endangered Acacia harpophylla, commonly known as the Brigalow Tree. Fortunately, the tree exists in the Oakey area providing our nurseries with a unique opportunity to harvest its valuable seeds, which in turn will help boost plantings of this dwindling species.

If you are interested in seed collecting, please register your interest by phoning 131 872.

Feature plant

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 female flowers

Photo source - Glen Leiper

Nursery stocklist

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. 

 

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

List updated on 19 March 2019.

Botanical name

Common name

In stock

A  

Acacia complanata

Wattle, Donkey's ears

Yes

Acacia conferta

Wattle, Crowded leaf

Yes

Acacia deanei

Wattle, Deane's

Yes

Acacia decora

Wattle, Pretty

Yes

Acacia fimbriata

Wattle, Brisbane

Yes

Acacia granitica

Wattle, Granite

Yes

Acacia melanoxylon

Wattle, Blackwood

Yes

Acacia podalyriifolia

Wattle, Queensland silver

Yes

Acacia resinicostata (rare)

Wattle, Resin

Yes

Acacia salicina

Wattle, Black sally

Yes

Acacia semilunata

Wattle, Half moon

Yes

Acacia sertiformis

Wattle, Golden wreath

Yes

Acacia stenophylla

Wattle, River cooba

Yes

Acacia suaveolens

Wattle, Sweet

Yes

Acacia venulosa

Wattle, Veiny

Yes

Acacia victoriae

Wattle, Gundabluie

Yes

Acmena smithii (Syzgium smithii)

Lillypilly, Common

Yes

Acronychia laevis

Acronychia, Glossy

Yes

Alchornea ilicifolia

Dovewood, Holly

Yes

Alectryon connatus

Bird's eye tree

Yes

Allocasuarina inophloia

She oak, Thready bark

Yes

Allocasuarina littoralis

She oak, Black

Yes

Allocasuarina luehmannii

Bull oak

Yes

Allocasuarina torulosa

She oak, Forest

Yes

Alphitonia excelsa

Ash, Soap

Yes

Alyxia ruscifolia

Chain fruit

Yes

Aneilema acuminatum

Native wandering jew

Yes

Angophora leiocarpa

Applegum, rusty

Yes

Angophora subvelutina

Applegum, Broad leafed

Yes

Araucaria cunninghamii

Pine, Hoop

Yes

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Palm, Piccabeen

Yes

Aristolochia meridionalis

Cressida butterfly vine

Yes

Atalaya salicifolia

Brush Whitewood

Yes

Auranticarpa rhombifolia

Hollywood, Golden

Yes

Austrostipa ramosissima

Grass, Stout bamboo

Yes

Austrostipa verticillata

Grass, Slender bamboo

Yes

B  

Baloghia inophylla

Bloodwood, brush

Yes

Banksia integrifolia

Banksia, tree

Yes

Banksia oblongifolia

Banksia, fern leafed

Yes

Banksia spinulosa var. collina

Banksia, hair pin

Yes

Brachychiton acerifolius

Flame tree

Yes

Brachychiton bidwillii (Not local Native)

Kurrajon, Rusty

Yes

Brachychiton discolor

Lacebark

Yes

Brachychiton populneus

Kurrajong

Yes

Brachychiton rupestris

Bottle tree

Yes

Breynia oblongifolia

Breynia

Yes

Bridelia exaltata

Ironbark, brush

Yes

Bursaria incana

Bursaria, frosty

Yes

Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria, sweet

Yes

C  

Callicarpa pedunculata

Velvet beauty berry

Yes

Callitris baileyi

Cypress, bailey's

Yes

Callitris glaucophylla

White cypress

Yes

Calostemma luteum

Daffodil, native

No

Calotis dentex

Daisy, tall white

No

Capparis mitchellii

Caper tree, mitchell's

Yes

Capparis sarmentosa

SCrambling caper

Yes

Carissa ovata

Kunkerberry

Yes

Casearia multinervosa

Casearia

Yes

Cassinia laevis

Cough bush

Yes

Casuarina cristata

Belah

Yes

Casuarina cunninghamiana

She oak, river

Yes

Chrysocephlalum apiculatum

Yello buttons

Yes

Castanospermum australe

Bean, Black

Yes

Cissus antarctica

Vine, kangaroo

Yes

Citrus australis

Round lime

Yes

Claoxylon australe

Brittlewood

Yes

Clematis glycinoides

Old man's beard

Yes

Clerodendrum tomentosum

Hairy lolly bush

Yes

Codonocarpus attenuatus

Bellfruit

Yes

Cordyline petiolaris

Palm lily, large-leafed

Yes

Cordyline stricta

Palm lily, narrow-leaved

Yes

Corymbia citriodora sbsp.variegata

Gum, spotted

Yes

Crotalaria mitchellii

Mitchell's rattlepod

Yes

Croton insularis

Croton, silver

Yes

Cryptocarya glaucescens

Jackwood

Yes

Cryptocarya microneura

Murrogun

Yes

Cullen tenax

Emu foot

Yes

Cupaniopsis parvifolia

Tuckeroo, small leaf

Yes

D   

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia

Yes

Denhamia bilocularis (was Maytenus bilocularis)

Orangebark, hedge

Yes

Denhamia disperma

Orange, boxwood

Yes

Denhamia pittosporoides

Veiny denhamia

Yes

Dianella brevipedunculata

Flax lily, short stemmed

Yes

Dianella caerulea var assera

Dianella, Sprawling

Yes

Dianella revoluta

Flax lily, black anther

No

Diospyros australis

Plum ebony

Yes

Dodongea biloba

Hopbush, prostrate

Yes

Dodonaea sinuolata

Hopbush, thready-leafed

Yes

Dodonaea tenuifolia

Hopbush, fern leafed

No

Dodonaea triangularis

Hopbush, triangle leafed

Yes

Dodongea triquetra

Hopbush, forest

Yes

Dodonaea viscosa subsp burmanniana

Hopbush, Burmann's

Yes

Dodonaea viscosa subsp augustifolia

Hopbush, narrow-leafed

Yes

Doryanthes palmeri

Lily, spear

Yes

Drypetes deplanchei

Yellow Tulipwood

Yes

Dysoxylum fraserianum

Rosewood

Yes

E  

Ehretia acuminata

Koda

Yes

Einadia hastata

Saltbush, Red berry

Yes

Einadia nutans (yellow-fruited)

Saltbush, Nodding

Yes

Elaeocarpus obovatus

Hard Quandong

Yes

Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Blueberry Ash

Yes

Elaeocarpus kirtonii

Whitewood, mowbullan

No

Elaedendron australe var. integrifolium

Olive plum, red-fruited narrow-leafed variety

Yes

Elaedendron australe var. australe

Olive plum, red-fruited broad-leafed variety

Yes

Elattostachys xylocarpa

White beetroot tree

Yes

Emmenosperma alphitonioides

Ash, yellow

No

Eremophila debilis

Devil's marbles

Yes

Eremophila mitchellii (Warning: Poisonous to stock)

Budda

Yes

Eucalyptus albens

White Box

Yes

Eucalyptus cebra

Ironbark, narrow-leafed

Yes

Eucalyptus infera

Mallee, Durikai

Yes

Eucalyptus melanophloia

Ironbark, silver-leafed

Yes

Eremophila mitchellii

Ellangowan turkey bush

No

Eucalyptus argophloia (Not local native)

Chinchilla white gum

No

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Gum, river red

Yes

Eucalyptus major

Gum, mountain grey

No

Eucalyptus melliodora

Box, yellow

Yes

Eucalyptus microcorys

Tallowwood

Yes

Eucalyptus moluccana

Box, gum topped

Yes

Eucalyptus montivaga

Blackbutt, Toowoomba

Yes

Eucalyptus noblis (was viminalis)

Gum, manna

Yes

Eucalyptus orgadophila

Coolibah, Mountain

Yes

Eucalyptus pilularis

Blackbutt

Yes

Eucalyptus siderophloia

Ironbark, grey

Yes

Eucalyptus tereticornis

Gum, Forest red

Yes

Eucalyptus propinqua

Gum, small fruited grey

No

Eucalyptus tereticornis

Gum, forest red

Yes

Eustrephus latifolius

Wombat berry

Yes

F  

Ficus coronata

Fig, sandpaper

Yes

Ficus macrophylla

Fig, moreton bay

Yes

Ficus opposita

Fig, opposite leafed sandpaper

No

Ficus rubiginosa

Fig, scrub

Yes

Flindersia australis

Ash, crows

Yes

Flindersia collina

Ash, leopard

Yes

Flindersia xanthoxyla

Long jack

Yes

G  

Geijera parviflora

Wilga, common

Yes

Geijera salicifolia

Wilga, scrub

Yes

Glochidion fernandi (not local native)

Cheese tree

Yes

Gossia bidwillii

Python tree

Yes

Grevillea banksii

shrub form (white)

Yes

Grevillea banksii

shrub form (red)

Yes

Grevillea robusta

Oak, silky

Yes

Guioa semiglauca

Guioa (pronounced ghee-oa)

Yes

H  

Hakea eriantha

Hakea. Woolly flowered

Yes

Hardenbergia violacea

Purple wanderer

Yes

Harpullia pendula

Tulipwood

Yes

Hernandia bivalvis

Grease not tree

Yes

Hibbertia scandens

Vine, snake

Yes

HIbiscus heterophyllus (yellow)

Native hibiscus

Yes

Homalanthus populifolius

Bleeding heart

Yes

Hovea lanceolata

Hovea, lance-leafed

Yes

Hovea longipes

Hovea, brush

Yes

Hovea lorata

Hovea, small-leafed

Yes

Hymenosporum flavum

Frangipani, native

Yes

I  

Indigofera australe. Pink form

Indigo, native

Yes

Isotoma axillaris

Isotome, blue

Yes

J  

Jacksonia scopario

Dogwood

Yes

Jasminum dianthifolium

a natural hybrid

Yes

Jasminum simplicifolium

Stiff jasmine

Yes

K  

Kennedia rubicunda

Pea, red kennedy

Yes

Kunzea flavescens

Kunzea, yellow (rare)

Yes

L  

Leiocarpa brevicompta

Daisy, plover

Yes

Leptospermum brachyandrum

harlequin Bark Tea Tree

Yes

Leptospermum polygalifolium

Tantoon tea tree

Yes

Leucopogon trichostylis

Daphne Beard Heath

Yes

Lomandra hystrix

Creek matrush

Yes

Lomandra longifolia

Long leaf matrush

Yes

Lomatia silaifolia

Crinkle bush

Yes

Lophostemon confertus

Box, brush

Yes

M  

Mallotus philippensis

Red Kamala

Yes

Melaleuca bracteata

Tea tree, black

Yes

Melaleuca decora

Paperbark, white feather

Yes

Melaleuca densispicata

 

Paperbark, miles

 

Yes

Melaleuca linariifolia

Snow in Summer

Yes

Melaleuca lanceolata

Paperbark, dryland

No

Melaleuca quercina (rare)

Bottlebrush, oakey

Yes

Melaleuca salicina (Callistemon salignus)

Bottlebrush, willow

Yes

Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon viminalis)

Bottlebrush, weeping red

Yes

Melia azedarach

Cedar, white

Yes

Melodorum leichhardtii

Zig zag vine

Yes

Murdannia graminea

Purple grass lily

Yes

Myoporum montanum

Mountain Boobialla

Yes

Myoporum parvifolium (not local native)

Creeping Boobialla

Yes

Melicope micrococca

Doughwood, white

No

Mentha diemenica

Slender native mint

No

Morinda jasminoides

Sweet morinda

Yes

Murdannia graminea

Purple grass lily

No

Myoporum parvifolium (Not local native)

Creeping boobialla

No

Myrsine variabilis (was Rapanea variabilis)

Muttonwood

No

N  

Neolitsea australiensis

Bollygum, green

Yes

O  

Olearia canescens

Daisy bush, grey

No

Olearia elliptica

Daisy Bush, sticky

Yes

Owenia venosa

Apple, rose

No

P  

Pandorea jasminoides

Wonga vine

Yes

Pandorea pandorana

Bower vine

Yes

Parsonsia straminea

Monkey rope

Yes

Petalostigma pachyphyllum

Quiinine bush, hairy

Yes

Petalostigma pubescens

Quinine Tree

Yes

Petalostigma triloculare

Quinine bush, smooth

No

Petrophile canescens

Conesticks

Yes

Pimelea neo-anglica

New England pimelea

No

Pittosporum angustifolium

Gumby gumby

Yes

Pittosporum revolutum

Pittosporum, yellow

Yes

Pittosporum undulatum

Sweet pittosporum

Yes

Pittosporum viscidum

Birds nest bush

No

Planchonella pohlmaniana

Yellow condoo

Yes

Plectranthus insularis (very rare)

Mingimarny cockspur flower

Yes

Plumbago zeylanica

Groundcover plumbago

Yes

Psydrax lamprophyllum

Shiny-leaved canthium

Yes

Pultenaea villosa

Pea, hairy bush

No

R  

Rhagodia parabolica

Saltbush, fragrant

Yes

Rhagodia spinescens

Saltbush, hedge

Yes

Rhaponticum australe

Austral cornflower

Yes

Rhodosphaera rhodanthema

Yellowwood, deep

Yes

S  

Santalum obtusifolium

Shrub sandalwood

Yes

Scaevola albida

Fairy fan flower

Yes

Senna acclinis

Senna brush

Yes

Senna artemisioides subsp. Artemisioides (not local native)

Senna, silver

Yes

Senna coronilloides

Senna, brigalow

Yes

Sophora fraseri

Necklace pod (rare)

Yes

Spartothamnella juncea

Broom, square stemmed

Yes

Sterculia quadrifida

Peanut tree

Yes

Streblus pendulinus (was Streblus brunonianus)

Whalebone tree

Yes

Stylidium graminifolium

Grass trigger plant

Yes

Swainsona galegifolia

Pea, shrub darling

Yes

Swainsona queenslandica PINK

Spreading Darling pea (pink)

Yes

Syncarpia verecunda

Turpentine, Ravensbourne (rare)

Yes

Syzygium australe

Lillypilly, creek

Yes

T  

Toona ciliata

Cedar, red

Yes

Trachymene incisa

Lace Flower

Yes

Trema tomentosa

Trema

No

Turraea pubescens

Native Witch Hazel

Yes

V  

Vitex lignum-vitae

Satinwood

Yes

X  

Xanthorrhoea glauca

Grass tree, blue leafed

Yes

Xanthorrhoea johnstoni

Grasstree, forest

Yes

 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 09 October 2019 11:49