Native Plants

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Coolum Community Native Nursery grows plants native to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. 

Set near the base of picturesque Mt. Coolum, our non-profit nursery specialises in local native plants including the salt tolerant species that are iconic to the Sunshine Coast.

Local native plants have evolved over millennia to become ideally suited to our windy, sandy and salty conditions. Local salt tolerant plants are ideal for this area as they generally require less water, fertiliser and maintenance than exotic plants, or plants from other plants of Australia.  In addition they provide valuable food and habitat for local wildlife while maintaining the unique character of the Sunshine Coast.

We provide complimentary expert advice on how to take care of your new plants, what to plant where, and pitfalls to avoid.  Give us a phone call, an email, or drop in with any questions you have regarding local native plants. 

Our friendly staff are here to help!


“As a previous resident of Coolum I frequently bought plants and donated seeds to the nursery and was always impressed with the quality and growth of the plants.  My garden in Coolum is thriving.”  (Janine Carty)

“CCNN plays a vital role in providing a great variety of quality natives, harvested from local stock and nurtured in our coastal environment, enabling successful transfers into our coastal bushland and parks.  CCNN supports our planting programs, recommends suitable species, sources particular requirements, assists with plant ID in the field as well and enhances our knowledge and appreciation of individual species & their habitat.” (Rochelle Gooch)

“At all times the staff were friendly and helpful and their knowledge of local flora immensely useful when the time came to choose plants for our new garden.  The garden is full of plants brought from the nursery, all thriving thanks to their good start in life. Thank you Coolum Community Native Nursery for helping us to achieve our dream.” (Rosa Sorensen)

“I have a very soft spot for this coastal nursery.  My discovery of Coolum Nursery has been eye-opening.  Coolum’s great selection of grasses has helped me hugely.  The volunteers have always been a delight to deal with. The signage for groundcovers, understorey etc really help.”  (Robert Rooks)

Melastoma malabathricum-Blue Tongue

(07) 5473 9322

We are open the following hours with Covid19 Protocols in place


Tuesday to Friday 7.30-3.30

Saturday 8.30-12.30

Closed on public holidays

2m Social distancing between customers and staff,  contactless Card only transactions, and please bring your own bag or box. Thank you. 


Coolum Community Native Nursery

157 Warran Rd

Yaroomba, Qld 4573

ABN: 50 944 517 759

Open Mondays by appointment only.


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FLOWERING NOW in coastal areas - Prickly Moses - Acacia hubbardiana
Prickly Moses – Acacia hubbardiana – a fast growing hardy shrub 2m tall with a 1m spread.

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