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
Heuchera 'Susanna' RSABG introduction. 2-3 feet. Dark red flowers on tall stems.
Heuchera 'Wendy' Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden hybrid; stems 2 feet+; clear pink flowers.
Hibiscus lasiocarpus var. occidentalis 5-6 feet; sturdy stems. Soft green hairy leaves, white flowers with rose center in summer. Does well in hot summers.
Holodiscus discolor Sea foam. Soft leaves, pendant airy cream flower clusters in early summer.
Holodiscus microphyllus var. glabrescens 2-3 feet. Dense. Draping plumes of creamy flowers turn rusty.

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