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
Aster chilensis--dwarf Especially low compact form makes spreading carpet. Summer to fall bloom, lavender daisy flowers attract butterflies.
Aster chilensis 'Point St. George' Low growing California aster spreads widely. Summer to fall bloom, lavender daisy flowers. Attractive to butterflies.
Aster chilensis 'Purple Haze' Santa Barbara Botanic Garden introduction. To 2 feet. Bright lavender flowers in fall, widely spreading.
Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern; 3-6' native for moist sites.
Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri Quail bush. To 7 feet. Silvery leaves on arching stems; good hedge.
Atriplex lentiformis 'Naomi' Quail bush. To 7 feet. Especially large silver leaves, great screening plant.
Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point' 1-2 feet high by 6 feet wide. Dwarf coyote brush. Rounded bright green leaves.
Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks #2' 2 feet high by 6 feet wide. Mounding habit. Grey-green leaves.
Baccharis salicifolia Narrow green leaves, loose erect shrub. Great for wildlife.
Betula occidentalis Water birch. To 25 feet, dark cinnamon bark. Shrub/small tree.
Blechnum spicant Deer fern; dark green narrow fronds, erect fertile fronds.
Bothriochloa barbinodis Cane bluestem. Clumping grass with bluish leaves; very drought tolerant.
Bouteloua curtipendula Clumping dryland grass with fine textured leaves, flowers.
Bouteloua gracilis Blue grama. Leaves to 8 inches. Eyelash-like flowers.
Bouteloua gracilis 'Dwarf Black#2" Leaves to 8 inches. Charcoal colored eyelash-like flowers.
Bouteloua gracilis 'Pestana de Angel' Blue grama. To 8"h. Dark fls. CA selection.
Brodiaea californica Tall stems, to 2 feet. Bright rosy violet flowers spring-summer.
Brodiaea elegans Harvest brodiaea. 8-12 inch stems; blue purple flowers, spring.
Calamagrostis foliosa Low blue-green clumps about 12 inches high; arching flower stems.
Calamagrostis nutkaensis Pacific reed grass. Wide bright green leaves, clumping, to 4 feet.

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