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130 Old Geelong Rd

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Exotic & tropical plant nursery

At All Green Nursery & Garden, we know what will look great in your garden. We've tried and tested all kinds of exotic and tropical plants throughout the years to find out exactly what will prosper in Melbourne soil. We have a dedicated facility for growing exotic and tropical plants, trees, shrubs and grasses right here in Melbourne, meaning they’re cultivated for local conditions.

If you're worried about your exotic plants suffering in the cold Melbourne winters, don't fret. We have all the tips and tricks you need to grow your tropical paradise in your front or backyard. Visit us in-store to see the exotic and tropical wonders we have on show for yourself.

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On-site horticulturists

We believe that knowledge is the food that spurs great growth. That's why we employ qualified and highly trained horticulturists at our Hoppers Crossing location. We want to help you get the best out of your garden, no matter what you are growing.

If you have any questions about growing exotic or tropical trees, plants, shrubs or grasses around your Melbourne home or job site they can tell you everything you need to know. From prepping roots to protecting against the winter frost, you'll have all the information of decades of plant knowledge available to you. Just drop in-store and ask one of our friendly members of staff. They'll point you in the right direction.

Team of horticulturists at All Green

Exotic plant delivery

We understand it can be hard to transport larger plants, like exotic trees and large shrubs  — especially if you're ordering a few of them! That's why we offer quality delivery services of exotic and tropical plants including trees, shrubs or grasses across Melbourne. If you live in one of the 15 suburbs we've defined near our Hoppers Crossing nursery, we can deliver your order for a set fee.

If you live outside of these suburbs, we'll base the costs on distance by kilometre. In some instances, we can even facilitate same day delivery — provided you place an order before 1 pm, and we have the stock available. If you have any questions, or want a more accurate delivery ETA, get in touch with our team.

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Frequently asked questions

Can you deliver exotic plants?

We certainly can! All Green can deliver any number of exotic plants from our nursery to homes and businesses around Melbourne in just a few business days. We determine delivery fees based on your proximity to our centre, including our exotic plant nursery, at Hoppers Crossing.

If you have any questions about the delivery process or would like to place an order, get in touch with the team at All Green. Our customer service department would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

How can I create and care for an exotic tropical garden in Melbourne?

Creating your tropical paradise is as easy. First, you need to create a tropical microclimate in your bare backyard. You can do that by following these steps:

  1. Set your soil. It needs to be nutrient-rich and well-draining.
  2. Consider layering. Before you plant, you need to remember that tropical plants grow close together for protection.
  3. Start with a shield. Hardier, wind-tolerant palms will protect delicate tropical plants below.
  4. Retain heat. Stone walls and bricks are excellent insulators against the cold and wind.
  5. Select for style. Once your microclimate is functioning, you can plant an array of lush green foliage punctuated by vibrant flowers.

If you are looking for inspiration, visit our exotic and tropical plant nursery in Hoppers Crossing, in Melbourne’s southwest. Our expert landscapers are hard at work bringing similar gardens to life in our Landscape Avenue section.

What are some good exotic plants to plant in my Melbourne garden?

With a bit of care and attention, many exotic plants will thrive in Melbourne's unique soil content and climate. At All Green, we stock many popular varieties of tropical plants. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Cycad: These fascinating, prehistoric plants are accustomed to dry, arid climates, meaning that they use water sparingly. If you're looking to create a hardy, but environmentally-sustainable garden, cycads are a great starting point.
  • Frangipani: These stunning tropical plants originally hail from the Caribbean and Central America, but are right at home in Australian gardens. Create an iconic tropical experience with a range of colours, from whites and yellows, to vibrant pinks and oranges.
  • Bougainvillea: Native to eastern South America, these stunning climbers favour partial sun, but will recover nicely from frost in winter. Create a gorgeous, bright garden with a range of beautiful tropical colours including yellows, pinks, and oranges.

What is the best soil for tropical plants?

Tropical plants prefer soil that is high in organic matter - exactly like they would be treated to in the rainforest. Many tropical plants will grow in normal garden soil in Australia. 

But to get it right the first time, it's best to introduce your tropical plants into a soil environment that is loose, fertile, and slightly acidic. Tropical soil should also be loosely packed to allow the free flow of air and water.

If you want to know more about how to improve your garden soil before introducing tropical plants, get in touch with All Green. Our on-site horticulturists at Hoppers Crossing would be happy to help.

Do tropical plants like full sun?

Some tropical plants love full sun, and some don't. Tall tropical plants and trees that grow towards the sky are usually pretty keen on getting sunlight. Other tropical plants that grow closer to the ground are usually more in favour of shade and dappled sun.

If you are growing a tropical garden, be sure to compose it with this in mind. Plant your taller plants at the back so that they get plenty of sun. Beneath this canopy, you can plant the more sun intolerant plants.

Can I mix exotic and native plants?

Yes! Australian native plants and exotic plants sit alongside each other beautifully. The maintenance requirements of plants are determined by the species, not the country of origin.

How do I know where to plant my exotic trees?

You'll need to take into consideration several factors, such as:

  1. Aesthetics: Does the position of your tree enhance the visual aspect of your landscape? 
  2. Biological requirements: Will the tree tolerate the geographical conditions of your preferred placement?
  3. Functional issues: Will the placement of the tree allow for you to prune it effectively?
  4. Underground pipes: Will the root system impact any infrastructure or plumbing?

If you're still unsure about where to plant your exotic tree, ask our friendly team for advice. We've had plenty of experience in moving trees and finding optimal positions for them in any landscape.

How do I look after my exotic trees once I've planted them?

Trees don't usually need much maintenance once you've planted them — especially not compared to other plants. But there are some things you can do from time to time to ensure they thrive.

Once you've planted your tree, you'll need to make sure it's watered every day for up to two weeks. And if you add mulch around the base of the tree, it will help it stay moist and prevent weeds from growing.

Once they are planted, trees generally require less maintenance than other plants in your garden. They will require very little in the way of protection from the elements. However, they can still benefit from a bit of maintenance every now and again. If you trim damaged branches every few months, this will help your tree direct nourishment to the healthy branches.

Can you deliver exotic trees to my home or landscaping site in Melbourne Metro?

Yes. There's no minimum order on trees, so we can deliver to any project size. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure your order is protected on its journey to your site. The cost of delivery depends on how far away you are from our Hoppers Crossing nursery. For more information, visit our delivery information page.

Which are the best exotic shrubs to add to my garden?

At All Green, we stock a wide variety of exotic shrubs. But, if you want beautiful and low maintenance plants, there are our favourites:

  • Acalypha: There are over 400 species of this genus, ranging from ground cover plants to larger shrubs. It is known for its coloured foliage which ranges from yellows and greens to reddish purple, copper, and dark green.
  • Allamanda: With large trumpet-shaped flowers and trailing woody canes, this shrub is often mistaken for a climbing plant. It needs full sun, and well drained soil.
  • Azalea: Well-known for their vibrant flowers, azalea shrubs love acidic soil. They're not the easiest plant to maintain, but it rewards you with vibrant flowers and a sweet perfume.
  • Gardenia: This evergreen shrub blossoms with creamy white flowers in the warmer months. It grows best in partial shade, and slightly acidic soil.
  • Geranium: Also known as pelargonium or storksbill, this shrub needs well drained soil, and six to eight hours of sunlight. It's an easy plant to maintain — it needs a good watering once a week, and the occasional fertilising.
  • Hibiscus: Available in a wide variety of colours, hibiscus shrubs bloom almost all season — as long as they have access to sun. They're easy to grow, and require minimal maintenance.
  • Crepe myrtle: This deciduous shrub blooms with ruffled flowers in white, pink, mauve, lavender and red during summer. For best results, it should be placed in full sun, and needs regular watering.
  • New Zealand Christmas bush: A hardy shrub with dark green leaves and small, bright red flowers, this plant attracts bees and butterflies — increasing the biodiversity of any garden. Plant in full sun or partial shade, and water once a week.
  • Oleander: Oleander shrubs are one of the most versatile plants. They tolerate acidic soil, drought, and hot weather. They're very easy to take care of — just take care to not water them too much.

How do I prune my exotic shrub?

This really depends on what kind of exotic shrub you have in your garden. In general, we recommend the following:

  1. Starting the process when the shrub is dormant (usually in autumn or winter)
  2. Cutting away dead and diseased branches first
  3. Removing bits of the plant which block your view, or impede footpaths/driveways
  4. Cut away branches which overlap one another

For more comprehensive pruning advice specific to your species of exotic shrub, get in touch with our friendly team.

Do you deliver exotic shrubs in Melbourne?

We do! No matter how big or small your order is, we can deliver to your home or landscaping site in Melbourne. Your order will arrive in just a few business days — and in some cases, we can even organise same day delivery. Find out more about buying exotic shrubs and our delivery services by chatting to our friendly team.

What are exotic grasses?

When talking about grasses, 'exotics' usually refers to ornamental grasses that originate in another country. At All Green, we stock a wide assortment of different exotic grasses from all over the world, as well as native grasses from right here in Australia.

Can you deliver exotic grasses quickly around Melbourne?

We certainly can! Our delivery service is second to none. We can transport exotic grasses — and everything else you need for gardening and landscaping — to just about any address in the Melbourne metropolitan area. There's no minimum or maximum order size, so whether you just need a small number of plants or an entire field full of exotic grasses, we can deliver to you.

In some cases, we can offer same-day delivery. This is contingent on our driver's availability, and the time of day that you make your order. Get in touch with our office staff, and they'll give you a quote.

Are ornamental exotic grasses easy to grow?

As a rule, grasses are easy to grow in a garden. They're hardy, fast-growing, and they look beautiful in summer and winter.

Even though our exotic grasses have their genealogical origins overseas, we source the actual pants from local growers wherever practicable. These grasses are excellently suited to Melbourne's climate, and it won't take much effort to help them thrive.

When should I trim my exotic grasses?

Different grasses need different kinds of maintenance. While exotic grasses tend to be lower-maintenance than other kinds of plants, there are still practical steps you can take to make them thrive and to stop them from spreading to parts of the garden where they're not wanted.

The best times and lengths for pruning exotic grasses will differ from species to species. You can talk with our team of experts either in our stores or online, and they'll be all too pleased to share their insights on the subject.

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