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
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.
Grindelia camporum Large bright yellow daisy flowers held on 18 inch stems over low dark green leaves in spring and summer.
Grindelia hirsutula Rough green leaves, many large yellow daisy flowers in summer.
Grindelia stricta Fleshy green leaves on low spreading stems, large yellow daisy flowers.
Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia 2-3'h. Green lvs on erect stems. Yellow large daisy flowers.
Grindelia stricta var platyphylla 'Ray's Carpet' Fleshy green leaves form spreading mats, yellow daisy flowers in summer. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction.
Helianthus californicus Perennial California sunflower, erect stems tipped with golden daisy flowers in summer.

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