Santa Lucia Fir
Santa Lucia Fir (Abies bracteata) is an evergreen conifer that grows slowly to 70 feet. This fir is a lovely tree which grows in part-shade until established, under the fog drip of existing trees i... Learn more.
White Fir (Abies concolor) is not at its best where the summer temperatures commonly range above 100 degrees F, but this California fir is much easier in our climate than the Noble Fir (Abies procera)... Learn more.
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.
A small fern 18 inches high that grows in moist shade or north slope, throughout most of California and the U.S. Maidenhair will go summer dormant if allowed to dry out. It's deer proof. Native to MA... Learn more.
California Maiden-Hair Fern
This maidenhair fern is native to much of California and grows in shaded woods under oaks and pines. Maidenhair never gets much sun and is usually in moist winter spots, that go dry in summer. If this... Learn more.
California Buckeye is a deciduous, small tree, normally growing to 15'. The showy 6" creamy- scented flower spikes appear in April-May. Native to the central coast ranges and Sierra Nevada mounta... Learn more.
Licorice Mint is a perennial with whorls of lovely rose-colored flowers and a delicate fragrance. Best in sun if you want to attract the butterflies. This is a hardy perennial, that is very happy in ... Learn more.
Alnus incana tenuifolia
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.
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.
Deciduous tree fast to 10', moderate to 20', slow to 50'. It is native to N. Ca. to Alaska. It grows best near the coast and will tolerate salty brackish water. It needs water, sun to shade. It is nit... Learn more.
Western Service Berry
This Service Berry, is a very slow-growing, deciduous shrub to 10', with edible blue berries 1/4" across. This good wildlife plant ranges from North Dakota to southern California, is an attracti... Learn more.
The keys do not agree. This plant (A. eximia) probably is a hybrid with Aquilegia formosa. A 2' perennial, with red-yellow flowers and green-gray foliage, Serpentine Columbine flowers from May th... Learn more.
Western Columbine, is similar to Aquilegia eximia but with a wider range, smaller flowers and more delicate- looking foliage. We've seen this species in the Sierra Nevada and in our own coastal moun... Learn more.
Usually a small evergreen tree Madrone has peeling, reddish-brown bark, and red edible berries. Sometimes, in some areas, Madrone can become a real tree, but usually it looks more like a manzanita ... Learn more.
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 Emerald Carpet
might as well be a lawn manzanita
Emerald Carpet manzanita is an evergreen groundcover preferred by the non-native folks that want to plant a 'native'. This is a hybrid between Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Arctostaphylos nummularia. Em... Learn more.
Arctostaphylos glandulosa glandulosa
Eastwood's manzanita is a very diverse manzanita that grows in the coastal mountains of much of California. The botanists have been arguing for years about varieties, forms, subspecies of this species... Learn more.
Arctostaphylos glandulosa howellii
Harris Grade manzanita
A very refined manzanita. Foliage is a glossy green. As a groundcover, it is low, 2 1/2 to 3 feet high (in the interior central coast ranges) and compact, spreading to around 4 feet wide, very good f... Learn more.
Arctostaphylos John Dourley
A manzanita that was named for John Dourley at Rancho Santa Ana by Mike Evans at Tree of Life Nursery. Not a very big manzanita that likes garden conditions and is tolerant of clay. 'John Dourley' se... Learn more.
This manzanita species is an evergreen shrub, 3-8' tall, native to the central Sierra Nevada from 2500-6000' elevation. A crown sprouter, it will regrow from the live root system after fires and so is... Learn more.
Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita
San Luis Obispo Manzanita is an evergray shrub, bush or small tree to 8' tall, with gray fuzzy leaves, and deep red stems that used to grow on the hills North of San Luis Obispo. It will make a very ... Learn more.
Arctostaphylos refugioensis Refugio Manzanita
Arctostaphylos refugioensis, Refugio Manzanita is native to the Santa Ynez Mountains, near Santa Barbara. This manzanita grows in the chaparral. Associated plants range from Styrax sp., Adenostoma sp,... Learn more.