Plant Introductions by Suncrest Nurseries

One of the major elements of our work at Suncrest has been the testing and introduction of promising new plants for the enrichment of California gardens. This work has proceeded on several fronts. We select interesting California natives in the wild; make deliberate hybrids among our favorite plant groups in the nursery; choose superior individuals and strains from seedling batches; and make enthusiastic use of serendipity, in which new plants just "appear", thanks to the work of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

You'll find a current listing of Suncrest introductions below, together with capsule descriptions. Use the page numbers at the bottom of the display to browse the full list. Click on any of the names that strike your fancy to see a fuller display of plant characteristics, cultural requirements and tolerances, and a picture if one is available. You'll also find a flyer on Suncrest introductions available from the Publications page.

Plant Name Capsule Description
Borinda fungosa 'Chocolate' Fountainlike clumps. Chocolate stems, lush sprays of leaves.
Borinda fungosa 'Maroon' Fountainlike clumps. Maroon stems, lush sprays of leaves.
Borinda fungosa 'Oficina' To 10 feet+, clumping; lush foliage with dark stems.
Boronia megastigma 'Hot Chocolate' Nodding shiny red brown and yellow very fragrant flowers. Suncrest Nurseries selection.
Campanula glomerata var. acaulis 'Snowball' Suncrest Nurseries selection. Low, compact; dense clusters of white flowers.
Campanula rotundifolia 'Snowy Bells' Suncrest Nurseries selection. Low, slender-stemmed plant, white flowers.
Canna 'Blushing Bride' To 5 feet. Green leaves, soft pink flowers.
Canna 'Electric Rose' 3-4 feet. Bright rose pink flowers held over lush green leaves.
Canna 'Harvest Moon' 5 feet or more. Lush green leaves; lemon yellow flowers.
Canna 'Jungle Flame' 5 feet. Vivid orange flowers have narrow petals, lush green leaves.
Canna 'Mango Melange' 4-5 feet. Dark green shiny leaves; bright orange red flowers.
Canna 'Peach Parfait' To 3 feet or more. Lush green leaves; flowers are shades of peach.
Canna 'Red Rocket' 5-6 feet. Dark green leaves have purple veins, flush. Large red flowers.
Canna 'Rosalita' 5 feet high. Lush green leaves, bright coral pink flowers.
Canna 'Spotti' 5 feet high. Wide green leaves; yellow flowers speckled red.
Canna 'Sunshine' Bright yellow flowers with orange speckles. Green leaves.
Ceanothus 'Blue Ray' 10 feet high, 15 feet wide. Dark textured leaves, deep blue flowers in long clusters.
Ceanothus 'Blue Ray' 10 feet high, 15 feet wide. Dark textured leaves, deep blue flowers in long clusters.
Ceanothus dentatus 'Bluette' 3-6 feet high, spreading. Small leaves, slender stems, bright blue flowers.
Ceanothus foliosus 'Berryhill' 2 feet; tiny, shiny leaves, small blue flower clusters.