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
Baccharis salicifolia Narrow green leaves, loose erect shrub. Great for wildlife.
Betula occidentalis Water birch. To 25 feet, dark cinnamon bark. Shrub/small tree.
Blechnum spicant Deer fern; dark green narrow fronds, erect fertile fronds.
Bothriochloa barbinodis Cane bluestem. Clumping grass with bluish leaves; very drought tolerant.
Bouteloua curtipendula Clumping dryland grass with fine textured leaves, flowers.
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama. Leaves to 8 inches. Eyelash-like flowers.
Bouteloua gracilis 'Dwarf Black#2" Leaves to 8 inches. Charcoal colored eyelash-like flowers.
Brodiaea elegans Harvest brodiaea. 8-12 inch stems; blue purple flowers, spring.
Calamagrostis foliosa Low blue-green clumps about 12 inches high; arching flower stems.
Calamagrostis nutkaensis Pacific reed grass. Wide bright green leaves, clumping, to 4 feet.
Calocedrus decurrens Incense cedar, 40 feet+. Fragrant red bark, sprays of flat leaves.
Calycanthus occidentalis Spice bush, to 8 feet. California native with large leaves, dark red flowers.
Calystegia macrostegia var. cyclostegia 'Candy Cane' Coastal morning glory; 2-3 inch white and pink flowers.
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia Beach evening primrose. Matting, with grey leaves, yellow flowers.
Carex barbarae Basket sedge. Spreading bright green sedge, 1-3 feet high.
Carex pansa Low, dense, spreading native sedge. Glossy green leaves.
Carex praegracilis Western meadow sedge. Rhizomatous, lawn substitute.
Carex spissa San Diego sedge. Upright blue grey clumps to 4 feet+.
Carex tumulicola--true type 10 inches. Dark green narrow leaves in loose clumps.
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge. 2 feet. Densely clumping green sedge, wet sites.

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