Las Pilitas Nursery

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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

This golden currant loves Dy loamy soils.Easy native garden design: Dry loam



Are you planting these in sun or shade?

1. Sun: Out in the open or it may have a little shade part of the day

Native Plant Suggestions

Genus Species Variety Cultivar Common Name
Abronia villosa aurita
Sand Verbena
Adenostoma fasciculatum

Chamise
Adenostoma sparsifolium

Red Shanks
Allium crispum

Wild Onion
Ambrosia psilostachya

Western Ragweed
Anaphalis margaritacea

Pearly Everlasting
Antirrhinum coulterianum

Coulters Snapdragon
Antirrhinum kelloggii

Climbing Snapdragon
Antirrhinum multiflorum

Multiflowered Snapdragon
Arctostaphylos

Ian Bush Manzanita Manzanita
Arctostaphylos densiflora
Sentinel Manzanita Sentinel Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glandulosa campbelliae
Eastwood Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca

Big Berry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Frazier Park Manzanita Mt. Pinos Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Los Angeles Santa Monica Big Berry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Ramona Manzanita Ramona Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca Dwaine's Dwarf
Dwaine's Dwarf
Arctostaphylos luciana
Adelaide Manzanita Santa Lucia Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita
Dr. Hurd Manzanita Tree Northern California Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita_x_densiflora
Austin Griffiths Manzanita Austin Griifith's Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pringlei drupacea Idyllwild Manzanita Pinkbract Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pungens

Mexican Manzanita
Arctostaphylos rainbowensis


Argemone munita

Prickly Poppy
Artemisia californica

California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica Canyon Gray Canyon Grey Trailing Sagebrush
Artemisia ludoviciana ludoviciana
Mountian wormwood
Asclepias californica

California Milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa

Monarch Milkweed
Asclepias erosa

Desert Milkweed
Asclepias vestita

Woolly Milkweed
Astragalus Douglasii

Douglas milkvetch
Baccharis pilularis consanguinea
Bush Baccharis
Baccharis sarothroides

Broom Baccharis
Baeria chrysostoma

Coast Goldfields
Bloomeria crocea

Golden Stars
Bloomeria crocea aurea
Golden Stars
Bothriochloa barbinodis

Cane Bluestem
Brodiaea pulchella

Wild Hyacinth
Calochortus argillosus

Clay Mariposa Lily
Calochortus species

Mariposa Lilly
Calochortus weedii

Weeds Mariposa
Calystegia macrostegia

California Morning Glory
Ceanothus

Celestial Blue
Ceanothus

Concha California Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus

Frosty Blue Frosty Blue Mountain Blue
Ceanothus

L.T.Blue White Bark Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus

Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus

Remote Blue Ceanothus Bush Lilac
Ceanothus arboreus

Island Mt. Lilac
Ceanothus crassifolius

Hoary-leaved Ceanothus
Ceanothus cuneatus

Buckbrush
Ceanothus leucodermis

White Bark California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpusX
Tranquil Margarita Big Pod California Lilac
Ceanothus otayensis

Otay Mountain Lilac
Ceanothus purpureus

Hollyleaf Ceanothus
Ceanothus sorediatus

Jim Bush
Ceanothus tomentosus olivaceus
Romona Lilac
Cercocarpus alnifolius

Island Mountain Mahogany
Chaenactis glabriuscula

Pinchusion Flower
Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Soap Plant
Chrysopsis villosa

Hairy Golden-aster
Chrysothamnus nauseosus consimilis
Nevada Rabbit Brush
Cirsium californicum

California Thistle
Corethrogyne filaginifolia

California Aster
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
Silver carpet California Aster
Croton californicus

Croton
Cucurbita foetidissima

Calabazilla
Cupressus forbesii

Tecate Cypress
Cupressus macnabiana


Cupressus nevadensis

Piute Cypress
Dendromecon rigida

Bush Poppy
Deschampsia elongata


Diplacus longiflorus

Southern Monkey Flower
Diplacus rutilus

Santa Susana Monkey Flower
Dodecatheon clevelandii


Dodecatheon clevelandii insulare

Dudleya edulis


Emmenanthe penduliflora

Whispering Bells
Ephedra californica


Ephedra viridis

Green Mormon Tea
Eriastrum densifolium elongatum

Eriodictyon crassifolium


Eriodictyon tomentosum

Woolly Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon trichocalyx

Smooth leaf yerba santa
Eriogonum arborescens

Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum bailey bailey
Annual Field Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum


Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum polifolium
Interior California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum

St. Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum nudum pubiflorum

Eriogonum parvifolium

Cliff Buckwheat
Eschscholzia caespitosa


Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica maritima
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica peninsularis

Gilia tricolor


Gnaphalium californicum

California Pearly Everlasting
Haplopapappus venetus furfuracea
Furry DYC
Haplopappus linearifolius


Haplopappus squarrosus

Yellow Squirrel Cover
Happlopappus junceus

Rush Chaparral-Star
Helianthemum scoparium

Sun Rose
Iva hayesiana

Hayes iva
Juniperus californica

California Juniper
Keckiella antirrhinoides

Yellow Bush Snapdragon
Keckiella cordifolia

Climbing Penstemon
Lotus purshianus

Lotus
Lotus scoparius

California Broom
Lupinus albifrons

Silver Bush Lupine
Lupinus benthamii


Lupinus excubitus

Grape soda lupine
Lupinus ludovicianus


Lupinus sparsiflorus


Lupinus succulentus

Arroyo Lupine
Lupinus truncatus


Lycium californicum

California Desert Thorn
Mahonia haematocarpa

Red barberry
Mahonia nevinii


Malacothamnus clementinus

San Clemente Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus densiflorus

Many Flowered Bushmallow
Malacothamnus marrubioides


Malacothamnus niveus

Jones Bush Mallow
Mimulus fremontii


Mirabilis californica

Wishbone Bush
Monardella antonina

Butterfly Mint Bush
Monardella villosa

Coyote Mint
Oenothera californica

California Evening primrose
Opuntia littoralis

Prickly-Pear
Orthocarpus densiflorus

Owl's Clover
Orthocarpus exserta

Owl's Clover
Oryzopsis hymenoides

Indian Rice grass
Paeonia californica

California Peony
Pellaea mucronata

Bird's Foot Fern
Penstemon clevelandii


Penstemon heterophyllus
Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon incertus

Western Desert Penstemon
Penstemon parishii


Penstemon spectabilis

Showy Penstemon
Pickeringia montana


Pinus edulis

Pinyon Pine
Pinus quadrifolia

Parry Pinyon
Pinus sabiniana

Digger Pine
Platystemon californicus

Cream Cups
Prunus fasciculata punctata
Sand Almond
Prunus fremontii

Desert Apricot
Prunus ilicifolia

Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus lyonii

Catalina Cherry
Purshia glandulosa

Desert bitterbrush
Quercus acutidens x

Scrub Oak
Quercus cornelius-mulleri

Mullers Scrub Oak
Rhus ovata

Sugar Bush
Rhus trilobata

Squaw Bush Sumac
Ribes indecorum

White Chaparral Currant
Ribes speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry
Salvia

Celestial Blue Las Pilitas Sage
Salvia

Daras Choice
Salvia

Gracias Creeping sage
Salvia

Pozo Blue Grey Musk Sage
Salvia apiana

White Sage
Salvia apiana compacta
Compact White Sage
Salvia apianaXclevelandii
Vicki Romo Vicki Romo white sage
Salvia bernardinaX


Salvia brandegei

Brandegees Sage
Salvia carduacea

Thistle Sage
Salvia clevelandii
Alpine Cleveland sage Musk Sage
Salvia clevelandii
Winifred Gilman Cleveland Sage Musk Sage
Salvia leucophylla

Purple Sage
Salvia mellifera

Black Sage
Senecio douglasii

Butterweed
Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba
Solanum umbelliferum incanum
Bluewitch
Sphaeralcea ambigua

Desert Mallow
Stipa comata

Needle and thread grass
Stipa coronata


Stipa lepida

Foothill Stipa
Stipa pulchra

Purple Stipa
Stipa speciosa

Desert needle grass
Thermopsis macrophylla macrophylla

Trichostema lanatum

Woolly Blue Curls
Trichostema parishii

Mountain Blue Curls
Viola pedunculata

Violet
Yucca whipplei percusa

2. Shade: Cool part-sun or in warm areas, under oaks or other large trees, or on the north side of a building.


Native Plant Suggestions

Genus Species Variety Cultivar Common Name
Arctostaphylos

Ian Bush Manzanita Manzanita
Arctostaphylos

La Panza Grey manzanita
Arctostaphylos

Sunset Manzanita Groundcover Manzanita
Arctostaphylos hookeri franciscana Franciscana Manzanita Franciscan Manzanita
Arctostaphylos pechoensis

Pecho Manzanita
Calystegia subacaulis ssp. episcopalis
Morning-Glory
Chenopodium californicum

Indian lettuce
Diplacus aurantiacus

Orange Bush Monkey Flower
Diplacus longiflorus
Agoura Spunky Monkey Agoura Spunky Monkey Flower
Eriophyllum lanatum grandiflorum

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Toyon
Keckiella antirrhinoides

Yellow Bush Snapdragon
Keckiella ternata

Summer Bush Penstemon
Lathyrus vestitus

Wild Pea
Lonicera subspicata denudata
San Diego Honeysuckle
Marah fabaceus fabaceus
Wild Cucumber
Montia perfoliata

Miner's Lettuce
Pellaea andromedaefolia

Coffee Fern
Ribes speciosum

Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry
Ribes viburnifolium

Evergreen Currant
Salvia spathacea
Las Pilitas Las Pilitas Hummingbird Sage
Salvia spathacea
Topanga Los Angeles Hummingbird Sage
Satureja chandleri

Shrubby Yerba Buena



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