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
Clarkia speciosa ssp. immaculata Arching stems with silky magenta flowers with white centers.
Clarkia williamsonii Flowers are bright pink with a white center and dark pink spot on each petal.
Clematis lasiantha Chaparral clematis; lacy leaves, clustered white flowers, fluffy seeds.
Clematis ligusticifolia Virgin's bower. 15 feet+. White fragrant flowers bloom in summer.
Coreopsis (Leptosyne) gigantea Thick trunk to 4 feet+ topped by lacy green leaves, yellow daisies.
Cornus nuttallii To 20 feet high. Pacific dogwood. 3 inch white bracts, small red fruits.
Corylus cornuta var. californica Winter catkins dangle from tiered, leafless stems, shade.
Cupressus macrocarpa 25 feet or more high. Monterey cypress. Open habit, dark green leaves.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Citriodora' Selected form; dense habit, golden new foliage, lemon scent.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Saligna Aurea' Unique selection. Weeping, with cord-like branches, yellow foliage.
Danthonia californica California oatgrass. Clumping, bright green leaves, airy flowers.
Darmera peltata Indian rhubarb; huge umbrella leaves, pink flowers.
Dendromecon harfordii Island bush poppy; to 6-8 feet; grey-green leaves, bright yellow flowers.
Dendromecon rigida Bush poppy; 5-6 feet; narrow grey-green leaves, bright yellow flowers.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Baskett Slough' Tufted hair grass. Low green clumps, airy flowers.
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis 2 feet. Tufted hairgrass. Dense clumps, flowers in airy sprays.
Dicentra formosa 'Aurora' Ferny green foliage, white flowers in spring.
Dicentra formosa 'Tuolumne Rose' Western bleeding heart; ferny foliage, rose pink flowers, honey scented.
Dichelostemma multiflorum Wild hyacinth. Tight clusters of lavender blue flowers, spring.
Dudleya caespitosa Live-forever; succulent rosettes, yellow flowers. Spreading.

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