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
Solidago multiradiata Northern goldenrod. Low mat, 8-12 inch spikes of yellow flowers.
Solidago velutina ssp. californica Spreading. Yellow flowers along wand-like stems to 2-3 feet in summer.
Sphaeralcea fulva 'La Luna' Baja native, to 2 feet+. Light green leaves, silky white flowers. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction.
Spiraea densiflora 'Trinity Rose' 2-3 feet; blue-green leaves; rose-pink flowers in summer.
Spiraea douglasii Western spiraea. To 6 feet, bushy. Spikes of rose pink flowers, summer.
Sporobolus airoides Alkali dropseed. Clumps to 2 feet+; airy flower clusters.
Stachys bullata--dark pink fl. Hedge nettle. Bright dark pink flowers; widely spreading roots.
Stachys bullata--SBBG/unscented Form with unscented leaves from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, widely spreading. Pink flowers.
Stipa cernua (Nassella c.) Nodding feather grass. 2 feet high and wide. Airy flowers.
Stipa coronata (Achnatherum c.) California bunch grass with fairly upright green leaves; narrow flower stems to 4 feet, erect habit.
Stipa hymenoides (Achnatherum h.) Low clumps; lacy flower heads with tiny spikelets in summer.
Stipa lepida (Nassella l.) Foothill needlegrass. 1-2 feet high and wide. Narrow leaves, clumps. Airy flowers.
Stipa pulchra (Nassella p.) Purple needlegrass. 2 feet high and wide. Strong clumps, airy flowers.
Styrax redivivus Snowdrop bush; white-flowered western native.
Symphoricarpos albus 'Tilden Park' Snowberry. To 4 feet, bushy. Large white berries in summer and fall.
Symphoricarpos mollis Spreading stems have soft light green leaves. Small pink flowers are followed by fat white ornamental berries.

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