Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Fri. & Sat. from 9am-4pm
8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
Tues. to Sat. from 9am-4pm

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This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Las Pilitas Native Plant Nurseries.


100% California native plants shipped to your front door

Since the 1970's Las Pilitas Nursery has been growing, researching and planting California native plants. We do the work, you get to play with the plants and enjoy the resulting web pages.

You can browse our native plants by clicking on the Browse plants link.

You can query native plants for your yard here.
If you know the plant you are looking for use the links below or the search box to peruse the catalog.

Buy Native Plants online!

We make the plants available online when the root balls fill in enough to hold together in shipment.
We ship Mondays, (sometimes, Tuesday and Wednesdays as orders and time allow) from Santa Margarita. UPS takes the plants to your door in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Fransisco and most of California the day after we ship.

Interstate Stock Certificate: (C6925)

USDA-APHIS SOD Certificate: (40 C6925_001).

Certified Epiphyas postvittana free, Ca-4oqlbamc6925001

You're not just a number to us.

Ship native plants? Yeap! Order by Friday and get them Tuesday in Los Angeles or San Francisco. (Unless it's really wet, UPS hates dripping boxes.)
How to order? Go to the individual plant page and look for the "add to cart". As long as "add to cart"is there you can order our native plants. If the 'add to cart" is not there, we do not have any plants ready yet.
Salvia Celestial Blue is REALLY blue. Native plants are wonderfully fragrant and colorful. Celestial Blue has grown into a six ft. bush with no irrigation in both Los Angeles and San Diego. You'll have to water it a few times to start it, but then it's a natural! - grid24_12
We work to make native plants grow for you. Our plants love to go to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Sacramento. They think it's spring!

A short moo-vie of some of the native plants that are native to California. The image is Carpenteria californica.


When to plant? It is OK to plant native plants all year, for summer and fall plantings just treat the new planting to regular watering during the summer and fall months for the first year. Winter planting is easier, spring planting is fun!
What are you waiting for? Here are more pages about Native garden how to and design
Band Tailed Pigeons in flight over the nursery. Native plants equal native birds. - grid24_12
Customers fly in from all over the world to visit our Santa Margarita Nursery. We ship native plants to most of the West and all of California from here.
An overview of the nursery stock at Escondido (San Diego). All we grow are native plants. - grid24_6
The Escondido nursery is more geared for Southern California native plants gardens and landscaping. We're less than an hour from Eastern Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego.