Staff members 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

Please note: the nursery will be closing at 12.30pm on 14 December to allow the volunteers to attend their Christmas party.

The Crows Nest Community Nursery is open each Thursday between 8.30am and 1pm with two open days a year on the first Saturday in March and on the first Saturday in October that run from 8:00am - noon.

Location

The nursery is located on Depot Road, Crows Nest. View Google map.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Payment options

EFTPOS is available.

Volunteering opportunities

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

Nursery stock 

View the Crows Nest Nursery Stock List - February 2023 (PDF for print). For questions about stock levels contact:

Prices

  • Plain small tubes $3
  • Orange small tubes $4
  • Large tubes $6

Codes for table below:

B = butterfly host

E = edible (bush tucker)

F = fire retardant (i.e. may resist first wave of a bushfire, but will burn if fire is prolonged or garden is high in dry fuel)

H = high honey yield for beekeeping

K= koala food tree

S = screening plant

W = suitable as a windbreak

Scientific name

Common name

Uses

Acacia amblygona FAN WATTLE  
Acacia brachycarpa WATTLE, PRICKLY  
Acacia caroleae CAROL’S WATTLE  
Acacia concurrens CURRACABH  
Acacia conferta CROWDED LEAF WATTLE  
Acacia complanata DONKEYS EARS WATTLE  
Acacia deanei DEANE’S WATTLE W
Acacia decora WATTLE, PRETTY  
Acacia disparrima BROWN SALWOOD (WATTLE)  
Acacia falcata WATTLE SILVER SICKLE  
Acacia fimbriata WATTLE, BRISBANE E, F, W
Acacia granitica WATTLE, GRANITE  
Acacia harpophylla BRIGALOW  
Acacia hispidula  ROUGH LEAFED WATTLE  
Acacia implexa LIGHTWOOD  
Acacia irrorate WATTLE, GREEN  
Acacia ixiophylla WATTLE, UMBRELLA  
Acacia jucunda WATTLE, YETMAN  
Acacia juncifolia  WATTLE, RUSHED LEAF WATTLE  
Acacia leichhardtii WATTLE, LEICHHARDTII  
Acacia leiocalyx WATTLE, EARLY BLACK  
Acacia loroloba WATTLE, MA MA CREEK  
Acacia melanoxylon BLACKWOOD  
Acacia neriifolia  WATTLE OLEANDER-LEAF  
Acacia pendula  WEEPING MYALL  
Acacia podalyriifolia WATTLE, QUEENSLAND SILVER  
Acacia quadrilatualis WATTLE, SQUARE NEEDLE  
Acacia resinicostata (Rare) WATTLE, RESIN  
Acacia salicina WATTLE, BLACK SALLY F, S, W
Acacia semilunata WATTLE, HALF MOON  
Acacia sertiformis  WATTLE, GOLDEN WREATH  
Acacia stenophylla RIVER COOBA  
Acacia suaveolens WATTLE, SWEET  
Acacia uilicifolia WATTLE, JUNIPER  
Acacia venulosa WATTLE, VEINY  
Acacia victoriae GUNDABLUIE (WATTLE) E
Acacia viscidula WATTLE, GUNDABLUIE  
Acmena smithii (Syzygium smithii) LILLYPILLY, COMMON  
Acronychia laevis ACRONYCHIA, GLOSSY S
Afrohybanthus stellarioides (was Hybanthus stellarioides) ORANGE SPADE FLOWER  
Alchornea ilicifolia DOVEWOOD, HOLLY  B, S
Alectryon connatus BIRDS EYE TREE  
Alectryon subdentatu BIRDS EYE HOLLY LEAFED  
Allocasuarina inophloia SHE OAK, THREADY BARK  
Allocasuarina littoralis SHE OAK, BLACK  W
Allocasuarina luehmannii BULL OAK W
Allocasuarina torulosa SHE OAK, FOREST   
Alphananthe philippensis NATIVE ELM  
Alphitonia excelsa ASH, SOAP  B, 
Alyxia ruscifolia CHAIN FRUIT  
Ancistrachne uncinulata HOOKY GRASS  
Aneilema acuminatum NATIVE WANDERING JEW  
Angophora floribunda APPLEGUM, ROUGH BARKED  
Angophora leiocarpa APPLEGUM, RUSTY  
Angophora subvelutina APPLEGUM, BROAD LEAFED   
Araucaria bidwilii BUNYA  
Araucaria cunninghamii PINE, HOOP W
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana PALM, PICCABEEN  
Atalaya salicifolia BRUSH WHITEWOOD  
Atriplex muelleri MUELLERS' SALTBUSH  
Auranticarpa rhombifolia HOLLYWOOD, GOLDEN  S
Austrostipa ramosissima STOUT BAMBOO GRASS  
Austrostipa verticillata SLENDER BAMBOO GRASS  
Backhousia angustifolia CURRY MYRTLE  
Baloghia inophylla BRUSH BLOODWOOD  
Banksia integrifolia  BANKSIA, TREE  E
Banksia oblongifolia BANKSIA, FERN LEAFED  E
Banksia spinulosa var. collina BANKSIA, HAIR PIN E, H
Bothriochloa erianthoides SATIN TOP GRASS  
Brachychiton bidwillii (Not local Native) KURRAJONG, RUSTY  B, E
Brachychiton discolor LACEBARK B, E
Brachychiton populneus KURRAJONG B, E, F, W 
Brachychiton rupestris BOTTLE TREE B, E 
Brachyscome microcarpa FOREST DAISY  
Brachyscome paludicola    
Breynia oblongifolia BREYNIA B, F 
Bridelia exaltata IRONBARK, BRUSH  
Bridelia leichhardtii IRONBARK, LEICHHARDT’S  
Bursaria incana BURSARIA, FROSTY  
Bursaria spinosa BURSARIA, SWEET  
Callicarpa pedunculata VELVET BEAUTY BERRY  
Callitris baileyi BAILEY’S CYPRESS S, W
Callitris glaucophylla WHITE CYPRESS S, W
Calotis cuneifolia WHITE BURR DAISY  
Calotis dentex DAISY, TALL WHITE  
Capparis aborea CAPER TREE  
Capparis mitchellii CAPER TREE, MITCHELL'S B, E
Capparis sarmentosa  CAPER, SCRAMBLING  
Carissa ovata KUNKERBERRY B, E
Casearia multinervosa CASEARIA  
Cassinia laevis COUGH BUSH  
Castanospermum australe BEAN, BLACK   
Casuarina cristata BELAH W
Casuarina cunninghamiana SHE OAK, RIVER  W
Celastrus australis RAINFOREST STAFF VINE  
Chrysocephalum apiculatum YELLOW BUTTONS  
Cissus antarctica KANGAROO VINE  
Citrus australis ROUND LIME E
Claoxylon australe BRITTLEWOOD  
Clematis glycinoides OLD MAN'S BEARD  
Clerodendrum tomentosum HAIRY LOLLY BUSH  
Codonocarpus attenuatus BELLFRUIT  
Codonocarpus attenuatus BELLFRUIT  
Cordyline petiolaris PALM LILY, LARGE LEAFED E
Cordyline stricta PALM LILY, NARROW-LEAVED  
Corondium oxylepum PORCUPINE DAISY  
Corymbia citriodora  LEMON SCENTED GUM  
Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata (was Eucalyptus maculata) GUM, SPOTTED  
Corymbia intermedia  BLOODWOOD PINK  
Corymbia tessellaris MORETON BAY ASH  
Corymbia trachyphloia BLOODWOOD, BROWN  
Crinum flaccidum    
Crotalaria mitchellii MITCHELL'S RATTLEPOD  
Croton insularis CROTON, SILVER   
Cryptocarya glaucescens JACKWOOD B
Cryptocarya microneura MURROGUN
Cullen patens BULLAMON LUCERNE  
Cullen tenax EMU FOOT B
Cupaniopsis parvifolia TUCKEROO, SMALL LEAF  S
Daviesia mimosioides PRETTY BITTER-PEA  
Deeringia amaranthoides DEERINGIA  
Denhamia bilocularis (was Maytenus bilocularis) ORANGEBARK, HEDGE  S
Denhamia disperma ORANGE BOXWOOD  
Denhamia pittosporoides VEINY DENHAMIA  
Dianella brevipedunculata FLAX LILY, SHORT STEMMED 
Dianella caerulea var. assera DIANELLA, SPRAWLING F
Dianella revoluta FLAX LILY, BLACK ANTHER  
Digitaria porecta     
Diospyros australis PLUM EBONY  
Diospyros humilis SMALL LEAFED EBONY  
Dodonaea biloba HOPBUSH, PROSTRATE  
Dodonaea sinuolata HOPBUSH, THREADY- LEAFED  
Dodonaea tenuifolia HOPBUSH, FERN-LEAFED  
Dodonaea triangularis HOPBUSH, TRIANGLE LEAFED  
Dodonaea triquetra HOPBUSH, FOREST  
Dodonaea viscosa subsp burmanniana HOPBUSH, BURMANN’S  
Dodonaea viscosa subsp angustifolia HOPBUSH, NARROW LEAFED  
Doryanthes palmeri LILY, SPEAR E
Drypetes deplanchei YELLOW TULIPWOOD  
Hernandia bivalvis GREASE NUT TREE+  
Dysoxylum fraserianum ROSEWOOD  
Ehretia acuminata KODA  
Ehretia membranifolia KODA THIN LEAFED  
Einadia hastata SALTBUSH, RED BERRY  
Einadia nutans (yellow-fruited) SALTBUSH, NODDING B, E, F 
Elaeocarpus obovatus HARD QUANDONG  
Elaeocarpus reticulatus BLUEBERRY ASH  
Elaeodendron australe var. integrifolium OLIVE PLUM, RED FRUITED narrow-leafed variety F
Elaeodendron australe var. australe OLIVE PLUM, RED FRUITED broad-leafed variety F
Elattostachys xylocarpa WHITE BEETROOT TREE S
Emenospermum alphitonioides YELLOW ASH  
Enchylaena tomentosa SALTBUSH, RUBY  
Eremophila debilis DEVIL'S MARBLES  
Eremophila mitchellii (Warning: Poisonous to stock) BUDDA  
Erythrina vespertilo BATWING CORAL TREE  
Eucalyptus albens WHITE BOX  
Eucalyptus amplifolia GUM, CABBAGE  
Eucalyptus argophloia CHINCHILLA WHITE GUM  
Eucalyptus biturbinata GUM, LARGE FRUITED GREY  
Eucalyptus camaldulensis GUM, RIVER RED  
Eucalyptus conica BOX, FUZZY   
Eucalyptus crebra IRONBARK, NARROW LEAFED H, W
Eucalyptus curtisii PLUNKETT MALLEE  
Eucalyptus dura IRONBARK, GREY IRONBARK, SMOOTH BRANCHED  
Eucalyptus fibrosa IRONBARK, GREY  
Eucalyptus eugenioides  STRINGYBARK, THIN LEAFED  
Eucalyptus infera MALLEE, DURIKAI  
Eucalyptus major GUM, MOUNTAIN GREY  
Eucalyptus melanophloia IRONBARK, SILVER LEAFED  
Eucalyptus melliodora BOX, YELLOW H, W
Eucalyptus microcorys TALLOWWOOD K,
Eucalyptus moluccana BOX, GUM TOPPED  H, K, W
Eucalyptus montivaga BLACKBUTT, TOOWOOMBA  
Eucalyptus nobilis (was viminalis) GUM, MANNA  
Eucalyptus orgadophila COOLIBAH, MOUNTAIN  K, W
Eucalyptus pilularis BLACKBUTT  
Eucalyptus populneus BOX, BIMBIL   
Eucalyprus propinqua SMALL FRUITED GREY GUM  
Eucalyptus resinifera STRINGYBARK RED  
Eucalyptus saligna SYDNEY BLUE GUM  
Eucalyptus siderophloia IRONBARK, GREY  
Eucalyptus taurine IRONBARK, HELIDON  
Eucalyptus tereticornis GUM, FOREST RED  K, W
Euroschinus falcatus RIBBONWOOD  
Eustrephus latifolius WOMBAT BERRY  
Everistia vaccinifolia EVERISTIA  
Ficus coronata FIG, SANDPAPER  
Ficus macrophylla FIG, MORETON BAY B, F 
Ficus rubiginosa FIG, SCRUB  B, F, W
Flindersia australis ASH, CROWS B, W
Flindersia collina ASH, LEOPARD
Flindersia xanthoxyla LONG JACK
Geijera parviflora COMMON WILGA  
Geijera salicifolia WILGA, SCRUB B, W
Glochidion fernandi (Not local native) CHEESE TREE  
Gossia bidwillii PYTHON TREE  
Grevillea banksii shrub form (RED)    
Grevillea banksii shrub form (WHITE)    
Grevillea robusta OAK, SILKY  E, W
Guioa semiglauca GUIOA  F, W
Gynochthodes jasminoides MORINDA SWEET  
Hakea eriantha HAKEA, WOOLLY FLOWERED  
Hakea florulenta HAKEA, FINGER  
Hardenbergia violacea PURPLE WANDERER B
Harpullia pendula TULIPWOOD  
Hibbertia scandens VINE, SNAKE  
Hibiscus heterophyllus (yellow) NATIVE HIBISCUS  
Homalanthus populifolius (Was Omalanthus nutans) BLEEDING HEART  
Hovea lanceolata HOVEA, LANCE LEAFED  
Hovea longipes BRUSH HOVEA  
Hovea lorata HOVEA, SMALL LEAFED  
Hoya australis    
Hymenosporum flavum FRANGIPANI, NATIVE 
Hypoestes floribunda  PRETTY WATTLE  
Indigofera australe . Pink form INDIGO, NATIVE  
Isotoma axillaris ISOTOME, BLUE  
Jacksonia scoparia DOGWOOD  
Jagera pseudorhus FOAMBARK  
Jasminum didymium subsp racemosum SLENDER JASMINE  
Jasminum lineare DESERT JASMINE  
Jasminum dianthifolium x J. simplicifolium subsp. australiense a natural hybrid  
Jasminum simplicifolium STIFF JASMINE  
Kennedia rubicunda  PEA, RED KENNEDY  
Kunzea flavescens KUNZEA, YELLOW Rare plant  
Laxmania gracilis    
Leiocarpa brevicompta PLOVER DAISY  
Leiocarpa webstarii STALKED PLOVER DAISY - COBWEB BUTTON  
Leptospermum brachyandrum HARLEQUIN BARK TEA TREE  
Leptospermum polygalifolium TANTOON TEA TREE  
Leucopogon trichostylis DAPHNE BEARD HEATH  
Lomandra hystrix CREEK MATRUSH B, E 
Lomandra longifolia LONG LEAF MATRUSH B, E 
Lomatia silaifolia CRINKLE BUSH F
Lophostemon confertus BOX, BRUSH  S, W
Lophostemon suavolens BOX,SWAMP  
Lythrum salicaria PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE  
Mallotus philippensis RED KAMALA  
Melaleuca bracteata TEA TREE, BLACK   
Melaleuca decora PAPERBARK, WHITE FEATHER  
Melaleuca densispicata PAPERBARK, MILES S, W
Melaleuca lanceolata PAPERBARK DRYLAND  
Melaleuca linariifolia SNOW IN SUMMER  
Melaleuca quercina (Rare) OAKEY BOTTLEBRUSH S, W
Melaleuca salicina (Callistemon salignus.) WILLOW BOTTLEBRUSH. S, W
Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon viminalis) BOTTLEBRUSH, WEEPING RED S, W
Melia azedarach WHITE CEDAR  
Melicope micrococca DOUGHWOOD, WHITE   
Melodorum leichhardtii ZIG ZAG VINE B, E
Mentha diemenica SLENDER NATIVE MINT  
Mirbelia speciosa subsp ringrosei MIRBELIA, SHOWY  
Monococcus echinophorus MONOCORRUS  
Murdannia graminea PURPLE GRASS LILY  
Myoporum montanum MOUNTAIN BOOBIALLA  
Myoporum parvifolium (Not local native) CREEPING BOOBIALLA  
Myrsine variabilis (was Rapanea variabilis) MUTTONWOOD
Neolitsea australiensis BOLLYGUM, GREEN  
Neolitsea dealbata BOLLYGUM, WHITE  
Notelaea microcarpa SMALL FRUITED MOCK OLIVE
Olearia canescens DAISY BUSH, GREY  
Olearia fulgens DAISY BUSH, STICKY  
Owenia venosa APPLE, ROSE   
Ozothamnus diosmifolius RICE FLOWER  
Pandorea jasminoides WONGA VINE S
Pandorea pandorana BOWER VINE S
Parsonia lanceolate ROUGH SILKPOD  
Parsonsia straminea MONKEY ROPE B
Peperomia blanda HAIRY PEPEROMIA  
Petalostigma pubescens QUININE TREE  
Petalostigma pachyphyllum QUIININE BUSH, HAIRY  
Petalostigma triloculare QUININE BUSH  
Petrophile canescens CONESTICKS  
Pittosporum angustifolium GUMBY GUMBY  
Pittosporum revolutum PITTOSPORUM, YELLOW   
Pittosporum undulatum SWEET PITTOSPORUM  
Pittosporum viscidum BIRDS NEST BUSH  
Planchonella australis    
Planchonella pohlmaniana YELLOW CONDOO  
Plectranthus insularis (very rare) MINGIMARNY COCKSPUR FLOWER  
Plumbago zeylanica GROUNDCOVER PLUMBAGO  
Podolepis neglecta COPPER WIRE DAISY  
Polymeria pusilla FAIRY TRUMPETS  
Polyscias elegans CELERYWOOD  
Psychotria loniceroides PSYCHOTRIA, HAIRY  
Psydrax buxifolium BOX-LEAVED CANTHIUM  
Rhagodia parabolica FRAGRANT SALTBUSH  
Rhagodia spinescens SALTBUSH, HEDGE  
Rhaponticum australe AUSTRAL CORNFLOWER  
Rhodosphaera rhodanthema YELLOWWOOD, DEEP  F
Sannantha collina TWIGGY BAECKIA  
Santalum lanceolatum NORTHERN SANDLEWOOD  
Santalum obtusifolium SHRUB SANDALWOOD  
Scaevola albida FAIRY FAN FLOWER  
Senna acclinis SENNA, BRUSH B, F, 
Senna artemisioides subsp. artemisioides (Not local native)  SENNA, SILVER B, F, 
Senna artemisiodes subsp zygophylla NARROW LEAF DESERT SENNA  
Senna barclayana PEPPER-LEAVED SENNA  
Senna coronilloides SENNA, BRIGALOW F, 
Siphonodon australis IVORYWOOD  
Sophora fraseri NECKLACE POD  
Spartothamnella juncea BROOM, SQUARE STEMMED   
Sterculia quadrifida  PEANUT TREE  
Streblus pendulinus WHALEBONE TREE  
Stylidium graminifolium GRASS TRIGGER PLANT  
Swainsona galegifolia PEA, SHRUB DARLING  
Swainsona queenslandica (Pink) QUEENSLAND DARLING PEA  
Syncarpia verecunda TURPENTINE, RAVENSBOURNE (rare)  
Synoum glandulosum (Not local native) SCENTLESS ROSEWOOD  
Syzygium australe LILLYPILLY, CREEK  
Themeda triandra    
Toona ciliata RED CEDAR  
Trachymene incisa LACE FLOWER  
Trema tomentosa (Warning: Poisonous to stock) PEACH, POISON  
Turraea pubescens NATIVE WITCH HAZEL  
Vitex lignum- vitae SATINWOOD F, S 
Xanthorrhoea glauca GRASS TREE, BLUE LEAFED E, 
Xanthorrhoea johnstoni  GRASSTREE, FOREST E, 
Ziera smithii SANDFLY ZIERA  

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