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Wollemi Natives

Local provenance native seedlings grown for the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges

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Our story

Our story

As people with a deep love and experience with the Australian bush, we knew how important it was to plant species local to our region but couldn’t always find what we needed. We wanted to know where the seed was harvested from, whether the plant was endemic to our area and where the seedling was grown. After spending years growing for conservation organisations and many a day planting in the field, we decided it was time to make local plants available to locals here in Willunga, and Wollemi was born.

More than just native Australian plants, at Wollemi our focus is on true local provenance, a term describing native plant populations growing naturally in a particular area. All of our seedlings are grown from seed stock collected from parent plants within the same population around Willunga, meaning they are better adapted to the conditions of our region. Not only does this help them to thrive in our local environment, but it is an important part of protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of the Fleurieu Peninsula. 

Supplying conservation organisations, revegetation projects and private landholders with native tubestock, Wollemi is helping to restore the natural wilderness and biodiversity of the Fleurieu Peninsula, rebuilding our soils, creating habitat for native flora and fauna and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. 

At Wollemi we sell native tubestock grown from seed harvested near Willunga in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. Our trained seed collectors gather seed from a growing network of private landholdings and all our seedlings are raised in our nursery at Willunga South. 

If you're interested in growing more native species at your place, whether that's a single tree or a thousand, we'd love to hear from you. Similarly, if you are interested in being involved in seed collection or have mature local species on your property for seed collecting purposes, we'd also love to chat! 

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How it works

How it works

We're a small nursery and grow all our seedlings to order.

 

We are now CLOSED for orders for this season.

 

Because most native seeds need to be potted up before December each year, we take orders during Spring for plants that will be ready to go in the ground the following Winter.

Here's how it works:

  1. Spring: Check out the species we have available in the "What we grow" section of this website. Send us your order by the 20th of November so we can get growing

  2. Summer: Sit back and relax  

  3. Autumn: Make sure your planting site is ready to go, take care of any weeds and get tree guards if you plan to use them

  4. Winter: We'll let you know when your seedlings are ready to collect for planting, usually around June!

If you don't got your order in by the end of November, we can still help! Each winter, we have limited surplus stock available for purchase so if there's something you're after, then please get in touch. 

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Orders and pricing

Orders and pricing

We're are now CLOSED for orders for planting in Winter 2023.

If you are still after tubestock for next Winter, subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about any excess stock we have for sale.

Take a look at the list below in "What We Grow" to see what we have on offer this year. Orders are open until the end of November, with plants available for collection from June next year. Seedlings are mostly $1.40 each (discounts may be available for bulk orders), with the exception of Xanthorrhoea semiplana which are $12.50, reflecting their significantly longer growing time in the nursery.  Plants can be ordered individually or as boxes (one box is 50 plants) and pickup is at our nursery at Willunga South - please call or email for pickup details.

 

If you've got any questions, give our chief grower Ange a call on 0422 582 903 or send us an email at wolleminatives@gmail.com.

To place an order, download the order form here using this button, fill it out and upload it using the form below.

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What we grow

What we grow

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