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Frequently Asked Questions - who, what, when, where, why, and how

Give us a call on 07 5451 3506 9am-3pm weekdays and we'll sort it out for you. Outside office hours, please leave a message via our contact form so we can get back to you. Sometimes certain browsers can cause issues, so try using another browser eg Chrome, Firefox, IE and see if that does the trick.

We take Paypal, Credit/Debit Card via Paypal, or Bank Transfer. If you are paying by Bank Transfer please make your payment within 7 days of placing your order. We cannot hold product beyond this and it will be returned to the site for sale.

A box of 16 plants is usually $15 P&P. Orders over $165 are P&P free. It can be more cost-effective to order multiples of 16 plants as the postage per box decreases proportionally with larger orders.

We grow and sell what are known in the trade as ‘tubestock’ plants. This technical term means that they are a young plant, usually between 5cm and 15cm tall (depending on the type of plant), grown from a cutting or from seed, with a healthy strong root system.

Please note: plants are living things, variable in nature. We do not produce them in a factory. Sizes and photos are a guide only. We always try to send out the very best plants we have in stock.

We do NOT sell mature plants, full-grown plants, 45L or 14cm plants.

1. For starters it makes it much cheaper for you to buy them. Sending full grown plants through the post is very expensive and the plants can damage easily.

2. Your plants are packed by hand into specially-designed purpose-built packaging, that we tape and pack so the plants are fully protected throughout their journey to you.

3. One carton of plants will often fit in a large mailbox so you’ll find it secure when you get home – less waiting in for a delivery.

4. We can also send plants to more places. However remote you are, if you can get a postal delivery, you can get our plants. You may also pick your plants up from a PO Box.

5. You could sow seeds, but: seeds don't always germinate; some plants don't germinate readily; seedlings might rot off; and the seedlings that grow might not resemble the parent plant they came from. Tubestock plants are reliable, already growing, and match the parent plant - so you get exactly what you expect.

6. The young plants have energetic fast-growing root systems - which means as soon as you plant them out they will start to grow, soon catching up with more expensive larger plants.

7. Smaller plants mean less work for you – with our tubestock plants you just need to push some soil aside using a hand trowel, not dig out a big trench with a spade.

8. Large plants grown in pots often become ‘pot bound’ which means that their roots are too tightly packed to grow any further. Even when you plant them out they may not spread and grow. There’s no chance of rootbound with tubestock plants.

9. You can select a range of plants best suited to your garden, often for little more money than a single large plant would cost you from a retail nursery.

10. Because the plants are great value, you can try out different varieties and colours.

We ship to Australia. We have customers from right across Australia: coastal, hinterland and outback. We’ve sent to remote cattle stations and inner city apartments. We can and do send easily to QLD, NSW, and ACT.

We can send most plants to SA and VIC. Others - such as Azalea, Blueberry and those in the Myrtaceae family, (such as Syzygium, Callistemon, Acmena, Metrosideros) - are restricted for some states. (For a full list of plants we can't ship click here.)
We can in theory send to WA (with the same Myrtaceae restrictions above) but in practice the Biosecurity restrictions and costs are challenging. If you live in WA and have a large enough order to allow for a Biosecurity inspection, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

1. Unpack them carefully from their packaging. You can recycle the packaging.

2. Make sure they are all ok, and what you ordered. (We don’t make mistakes very often but if we do you can contact our customer service here.)

3. Give them a little water.

4. Look at our planting hints for tips on how to plant out or pot on your new plants.

5. Many of the plants we sell do very well in pots and containers – so if you want them to grow on a little before you plant them out into your garden you can plant them into a slightly bigger pot.

Yes! That's if you can stop yourself at just one!
You can choose any combination of plants.

You can order as many plants as you wish. We don't make you buy ten of the same if you only want one. Tip: our boxes accommodate 12-18 plants, try ordering in multiples of 16 or so to make the most of your shipping costs.

If you order more than $165-worth of plants including GST we’ll deliver them to you for free.

Why not order with a neighbour or colleague to take advantage of this?

Yes. You can order as much stock as is available on the site. If it says 21 plants are in stock, 21 plants are in stock.
We update the site frequently.

If you want more than 100, or our stock levels show less than 100 in stock, please email our sales team here or call us on the number at the top right of the screen. That way, we can ensure that we have enough stock for you.

If you are a landscaper or professional and need very large numbers (over 400), then contact us and ask to talk to our Operations Manager about wholesale supply or contract growing.

No. Once you pay and checkout, your order goes straight to our packhouse for packing and shipping. We can't hold up the line to add extras or make swaps.

If you think you might want extra plants, open up an account first - and save your choice before you go through checkout.Then you can come back to it later and amend it if you want. Your selection is saved for seven days.
When you're sure your order is complete, you can checkout and pay.

Plants are natural things and grow according to the seasons.

With some plants you might see "Coming Soon". This usually means the plant will be in stock 2-8 weeks from now. Scroll further down the product page to Additional Information and you can see the exact week.

If it says Not Available that means it will be more than 8 weeks. Put your email address in the box next to the Notify Me button, hit the button, and we'll email you when it's ready to order.

We grow and sell over 400 different kinds of plants. Our plants are perfect for gardeners to create a low-cost, fast-growing green space. We select plants that will do well in Australian gardens, climates and soil types. We sell natives, tropical plants, drought tolerant plants, frost tolerant plants, fruit, herbs, and seeds for annuals and vegetables. We do not sell orchids, cacti, water plants or bromeliads at present. All our plants are tubestock size - average 5cm to 15cm tall depending on the type of plant.

For groundcover in borders:

Look at the full grown width that your plant spreads to. You’ll find this listed in each plant description.

Divide the area you want to plant. For instance – if you have a border that measures 1m x 1m, and your plant will eventually grow to 50cm across, then you will need 4 plants to fill the space : two across and two down, each way.

If you want a denser coverage, or a faster coverage, then order double the plants, and plant them closer together. You can move some to another area of the garden after a few years.

For hedges and windbreaks :

The 'one-third' rule is generally a good rule of thumb for hedge planting.

If you want your finished hedge to be a metre high, then the plants should be spaced a third of a metre apart . If your finished hedge will be 1.8m high, then space the plants 60cm apart.

If you want a thicker hedge faster, then order double the plants, plant them twice as close together, and after a couple of years dig some of them out to replant elsewhere.

If you have ordered one of our trees, then there is a general rule of thumb for good planting.

Take the full-grown height of the tree, multiply by one-and-a-half, and plant that far away from your house. So if your tree will eventually grow to 10m high, you plant it 15m away from your property.

That gives the roots room to grow without creating problems in the future.

Remember to take into account any overhead power lines or other obstructions. There’s nothing sadder than a healthy tree that has had to be ruthlessly pruned to fit around a telephone wire.

Usually you'll get our plants within 5-7 working days. Sometimes, especially in urban areas, they may arrive earlier. At busier times of year, particularly mid-Spring (lots of orders here) and during holiday periods (lots of extra parcels at the post office), they may take up to 15 working days.
We try and pack as fast as possible. We avoid packing on Friday so plants aren't held up at the postal depot over the weekend.

When your plants are ready to ship, you'll be sent a Tracking Number by email. If you haven't received your tracking number, then your plants are here, safe and receiving our high standard of nursery care.

Want to see all our plants? Click Tubestock Plants on the menu bar above.

Looking for a type of plant, or a colour? Search under Tubestock Plants - on the top menu bar - to find plants by colour, type, or function (eg hedges, full sun, frost tolerant, groundcover, azaleas, native, purple foliage).

Need to filter the results? Click Shopping Options to the right (desktop) or Shop By at the end (mobile) to sort plants by height or colour.

Use the search bar at the top of the screen to look for specific plants by name.
Enter one or two keywords only for best search results. eg Westringia. You don't need to enter the words plant, shrub, hedge, groundcover or tree.

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