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Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

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Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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Escondido, CA 92026
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Native trees of California.

There are so many native trees in California. I'll try to cover the basics so you can get a feel for what is native in the state and what you can choose from in the trade.
Fir trees are native to the middle to higher elevations or higher rainfall areas of California. Native fir trees do ok in most California gardens with extra water. BUT, they are slowww. I had a customer decades ago that had one in a half of wine barrel and moved it in for Christmas each year, worked for about twenty years.

The Palo Verdes are different. The C. floridum grows in desert washes, the C. microphyllum grows on hillsides. Both are cool trees.

California forests are very diverse. The trees can range from desert Joshua Trees to Redwood forests. The cover photo shows Lodgepole Pines that are native in the Eastern Sierras.