Nursery & cutflowers

Western Australia has a significant nursery industry and also grows exotic and Australian native flowers for local and export markets. Nurseries exist in most areas from Broome to Esperance. 

Important sectors include land rehabilitation after mining and on farms, state and local government, seedlings for commercial growers and home gardens. There is growing emphasis on ‘waterwise’ plants using local provenance species.

Sales of exotic cutflowers are primarily local whereas waxflowers, South African proteas and bush-picked flowers and foliage are mostly exported.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia has developed new hybridised waxflower varieties and produced reports on best propagation, field and postharvest management practices of these crops. 


Articles

  • 18 October 2017

    Pursuant to section 44 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (the Act) the Director General of Agriculture and Food granted temporary approval for new and alternative requ

  • 11 September 2017

    Apple dimpling bug (Campylomma liebknechti) adults feed on developing fruitlets of apples, pears, nashi pears and occasionally summerfruit (stone fruit) resulting in distortion that makes

  • 18 September 2017

    The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food ind

  • 31 March 2017

    Myrtle rust is a serious disease that attacks and kills many plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including eucalypts, bottlebrushes, paperbarks and peppermint trees.

  • 9 December 2016

    Smokebush offers a wide diversity of flower types, ranging from white to blue, and flowering from summer to winter.

  • 9 December 2016

    The presence of insects in flower crops can result in feeding damage to flowers, leaves and stems or cause galls to form.

  • 9 December 2016

    If you think that commercial flower growing could be worth considering, this page will help you work through the issues critical for success and point to sources of information to help achieve that

  • 9 December 2016

    Cutflowers are a luxury product and consumers demand a certain standard of quality and value for money.

  • 9 December 2016

    Correct postharvest handling is essential to maximise vase life and maintain flower and foliage quality.

  • 9 December 2016

    Dry rot (Eremothecium coryli) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.

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