California Natives at Suncrest Nurseries Inc.

Though Suncrest Nurseries offers interesting plants from several continents, including much of the United States, a few of us are almost obsessively devoted to the native plants of California. We regularly stalk the wilds, always with at least a semiconscious "eye out" for potentially gardenworthy natives, and we bring back seeds and cuttings from nearly every trip. We also rely on friends at several California botanic gardens, and on passionate native plant gardeners, who bring us their plant treasures for trial and possible introduction. All in all, it may be the best part of our work here, and we're privileged to be able to contribute a wide offering of beautiful natives to California horticulture.

You'll find a lengthy list of our native offerings below, organized by pages to make it a bit more manageable. Click on the name of any plant on the list for a fuller display of plant characteristics and cultural needs and possibilities. Also be sure to download our flyer on native plants from the Publications page of this site, for easy reference offline.

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Plant Name Capsule Description
Festuca idahoensis 'Warren Peak' Compact tufts. Blue leaves, shiny stems and flower heads.
Festuca rubra 'Jughandle' Short sturdy stems form thick tuft. Chalky blue-green leaves.
Festuca rubra 'Molate' 8-10 inches. Blue green grass for natural lawns.
Festuca rubra 'Patrick's Point' Creeping red fescue. Blue green leaves form loose mat.
Fragaria 'Chaval' Lush carpet. Dark green foliage. White flowers.
Fragaria chiloensis 'Green Pastures' Trailing, with slender stems, small deep green leaves.
Fragaria vesca ssp. californica California form of alpine strawberry. Spreading groundcover.
Fraxinus dipetala Flowering ash. Bright divided leaves. Fragrant white flowers in clusters.
Fremontodendron 'California Glory' Flannel bush; 20 feet+ high and wide. 3 inch cupped yellow flowers.
Fremontodendron californicum Flannel bush; 5-10 feet; fuzzy leaves, yellow flowers.
Fremontodendron californicum 'Spring Fever' Dark green leaves set on red stems, dark yellow flowers in spring.
Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor' 5 feet high, 10 feet wide; orange-tinged flowers on draping stems.
Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset' To 30 feet. Upright habit; large leaves, golden flowers.
Fremontodendron 'San Gabriel' Fremontia. To 30 feet. Deep lobed leaves. Golden flowers.
Fremontodendron 'Sungold Hybrids' Variable forms. 1-5 feet high by 4 feet+ wide. Gold to tawny orange flowers.
Galvezia (Gambelia) speciosa ['Boca Rosa'] 3 feet. Bushy, many red "snapdragon" flowers, light green leaves.
Galvezia (Gambelia) speciosa 'Firecracker' 3 feet. Bushy, many red "snapdragon" flowers, furry pale green leaves.
Garrya elliptica 'Evie' Silktassel.To 15 feet high by 8 feet wide. Many 1 foot+ flower tassels in clusters.
Garrya elliptica 'James Roof' Silktassel. To 18 feet high by 12 feet wide. 10-12 inches clusters winter flowers.
Gaultheria shallon Salal. To 5 feet; reddish stems, thick, shiny leaves. White urn-shaped flowers, dark berries.

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