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
Abutilon 'Blush of Dawn' TM To 5 feet, large dark leaves; wide-open large pale peach flowers. A Suncrest introduction.
Abutilon 'Blushing Belle' TM 2 inch soft salmon/rose flowers on 3-4 foot compact shrub. Suncrest introduction.
Abutilon 'Bold Venture' TM A Suncrest introduction. Large dark leaves; 3 inch flowers are vivid salmon red.
Abutilon 'Butter Bells' TM Huge, wide-open light yellow flowers are over 3 inches across. Suncrest introduction.
Abutilon 'Buttermilk Delight' TM A Suncrest introduction. Many 2 inch open light yellow flowers, reddish calyx. Compact.
Abutilon 'Coral Cascade' TM Many 2 inch bright coral flowers on willowy stems. Suncrest Nurseries selection.
Abutilon 'Cygnet' TM 2-3 inch snow white bells are abundant set among fresh green leaves.
Abutilon 'Dark-eyed Rose' TM Bright lavender rose flowers, dark red center and veining. Suncrest introduction.
Abutilon 'Glowbelle' TM A Suncrest introduction. Deep red, very shiny 2 inch bells set among dark green leaves.
Abutilon 'Golden Ballerina' TM Clusters of golden yellow, firm textured bells set among dark green leaves. To 6 feet or more.
Abutilon Golden Ruffles' TM 6'+. Clusters of large wide open ruffled orange-golden fls.
Abutilon 'Green-eyed Lady' TM Tall habit. Bright red flowers face outward and display green "eyes". Suncrest introduction.
Abutilon 'Lemon Drop' TM To 3 feet, very compact. Dark leaves; bright yellow narrow bells. Suncrest selection.
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Chon's Salmon' Many small bright salmon orange flowers, compact habit. Suncrest Nurseries selection.
Abutilon 'Moonlight Magic' TM Dwarf plant; vivid lightest yellow flowers.
Abutilon 'Painted Bells' TM Large megapotamicum type. Flowers combine gold, orange and rose. To 6 feet high.
Abutilon 'Pink Tutu' TM 5 feet. Large, light coral pink, wide open bells. Suncrest hybrid.
Abutilon 'Red Dawn' TM Unusual shade of deep coral red flowers, dark green leaves.
Abutilon 'Rosa Linda' TM To 6 feet. Vivid "hot rose" flowers have dark center, green eyes.
Abutilon 'Rosalie' Dense, nearly round form. Large soft, hairy leaves, broad soft pink flowers.