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Plants For Douglas Fir Forest

Abies amabilis Pacific Silver Fir
Lovely Fir is a tall narrow tree that grows best near the sea shore in Washington. This fir doesn't like frozen ground, heat nor drought and grows fairly slow. Any questions George?... Learn more.

Acer circinatum

Acer circinatum Vine Maple
Vine maple, ... Learn more.

Acer glabrum

Acer glabrum Mountain Maple
Mountain Maple is a small deciduous tree that is our 'Japanese Maple" that grows to 10-12 foot tall and is small enough to be included in residential landscaping. Mountain maple needs regular water ... Learn more.

Acer macrophyllum

Acer macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple
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Actaea rubra

Actaea rubra Snakeberry
Baneberry is a small perennial that grows in deep woods, north slopes and in meadows from Southern California up into Alaska, Alberta and across to New Mexico. In small doses Baneberry was used by Nat... Learn more.

Agrostis thurberiana

Agrostis thurberiana
A perennial grass of the sierra conifer forests. Growing in openings and meadows at 6-8000 feet.... Learn more.

Alnus incana tenuifolia

Alnus incana tenuifolia Thinleaf alder
Mountain Alder is small deciduous tree that grows from Tulare County in the Sierras to Alaska and into the Rocky Mountains. Mountain Alder frequents the stream banks and north slopes. If you are a fl... Learn more.

Alnus rhombifolia

Alnus rhombifolia White Alder
White alder is a fast deciduous tree to 20' first years then slower to 50 ft.. Native to moist canyons on the west coast. A nice- looking and fragrant shade tree. It likes sun and water. It is not ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos canescens

Arctostaphylos canescens Hoary Manzanita
Hoary Manzanita is an evergray shrub to 6', and grows in sand or rocky soil along the northern California coast. This species needs good drainage (no standing water after 60 minutes in a 1 foot deep ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos columbiana

Arctostaphylos columbiana Hairy Manzanita
An evergreen, 5-10' high shrub, Hairy Manzanita grows along the coastal plains in the evergreen forest from northern California to British Columbia. A fuzzy, light- green plant that grows under pines,... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Arctostaphylos nevadensis Pinemat Manzanita
This is another species that is excellent in its range, and a pain elsewhere. If you have a mountain cabin in snow country this one's worth trying as a groundcover as it grows about 8 foot across and ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos silvicola Ghostly Manzanita

Arctostaphylos silvicola Ghostly Manzanita Santa Cruz Manzanita
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Arnica parryi sonnei

Arnica parryi sonnei Frog Flower
A flat perennial with rhizomes forming clump to edge of moisture, up to several feet across. Native to moist places in the east central Sierras. The flowers 1" yellow composites (DYC). Use with Heleni... Learn more.

Balsamorhiza sagittata

Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf balsamroot
syn Buphthalmum sagittata, Espeletia s., E. helianthoides, Balsamorhiza h.. Arrowleaf balsamroot grows from the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains up in British Columbia and across to Colorado. A large ... Learn more.

Betula occidentalis

Betula occidentalis Water Birch
Western mountains 200-8000 ft. moist but not wet situations, deciduous tree to 20 feet a beautiful background for azaleas and such under high shade, won't look at its best under drought but seems to s... Learn more.

Camassia quamash Camas
A perennial bulb that grows in wet meadows. The flowers are quite showy blue. Northern Coastal Calif. We've had nothing but problems with it at our site.... Learn more.

Carex fracta

Carex fracta Fragile Sheathed Sedge
A beautiful green perennial that lives in mountain meadows, road cuts, rocky slopes, and seeps. The soil can be fairly dry, but as it dries out the foliage will fade. This sedge looks kinda like som... Learn more.

Ceanothus cordulatus

Ceanothus cordulatus Snowbush
Mountain whitethorn is a gray/green shrub with whitish bark that has a tendency to go deciduous in the winter cold leaving a spiny bush. The fragrant white flowers and silver foliage make a wonderful... Learn more.

Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus Emily Brown

Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus Emily Brown
Emily Brown Ceanothus is a small scale groundcover about one to two feet high and four to six feet across. The small holly leaves are dark green with dark red-brown stems. Emily Browns dark blue flo... Learn more.

Ceanothus sanguineus

Ceanothus sanguineus Redstem Ceanothus
syn. Ceanothus oreganus. Redstem Ceanothus grows from California up into Brish Columbia and east to Montana. This white flowered mountain lilac grows as a small bush in between the forest trees. ... Learn more.

Cercis occidentalis

Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud
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Cornus stolonifera

Cornus stolonifera Red Stem Dogwood
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Corylus cornuta californica

Corylus cornuta californica Western Hazelnut
Western Hazelnut native to many shady moist spots from Santa Cruz and Yosemite north to B.C. One of our customers report a grove in the Santa Barbara Area. One of the early Spanish expeditions along t... Learn more.

Deschampsia elongata

Deschampsia elongata Slender hairgrass
This clumping perennial grass is so soft, and pretty, with really thin soft stems and leaves. Slender Hair Grass disappears in summer (drops to a faint brown patch); is a light grass that blows in the... Learn more.

Dodecatheon hendersonii

Dodecatheon hendersonii Broad leafed shooting star
Broad-leafed shooting star is a nifty little early-spring perennial of the cool shady woods of central California and up into British Columbia, only growing in the mountains of southern California. I... Learn more.

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