Western Sword Fern
A fern with 3' dark green fronds. A very refined, very tight clump that looks like a palm tree top cut off. We saw them growing on Cone Mountain above Big Sur at 4000' under Ponderosa Pines, Tan bark ... Learn more.
I've seen Prunus emarginata in only two spots now. One was around Grants Grove at @7800 ft in the Sierras, under Pines in seeps and draws on the north slopes and above Cambria in a seep at about 2000 ... Learn more.
A conifer that will get to 80'. It needs regular garden water. It likes afternoon shade in the hot interior, full sun at higher elevations or near coast. A large tree or large hedge. This tree has sup... Learn more.
Interior Live Oak
An evergreen tree that can reach 50' (Your grandkids might see it.), and as broad. It has glossy, dark-green leaves. Native to lower and middle elevations of the coast ranges, Sierra Nevada of Calif. ... Learn more.
Coffeeberry is an evergreen shrub that grows fast to 6-8'. (Ok, the name Rhamnus californica is being played with as Frangula californica ssp. californica.) Coffee berry is native from the Oregon Coa... Learn more.
Cascara is a dark green bush or semi-deciduous tree that grows from northern California to British Columbia to Montana. This buckthorn grows under heavy chaparral or forest conditions, north slope. ... Learn more.
A 3'-5' deciduous shrub. The flowers are white-purple in Feb.-Mar.. Native to the coast ranges. The So. Ca. form is R.cal.hesperium. It doesn't seem different from the straight species. It likes part ... Learn more.
Deciduous shrub to 5'. The thorniest of the gooseberries. A stream side bush or moist coastal understory plant. Spreading Gooseberry can be used as a bramble in the shade for the wildlife or to make a... Learn more.
A deciduous shrub to 6'. Small maroon-purple-white flowers. This species has many forms that are native to the coast ranges of Calif. and the Sierras into S. Oregon. This species is summer deciduous. ... Learn more.
Wood Rose is a delicate sub-shrub that arches up to 3'. Normally 2'. A bristly slender shrub with fairly large fragrant pink flowers. This looks like a little formal perennial in cultivation. In the ... Learn more.
A beautiful rose that we've seen only twice in the wild, once in the town of Quincy on a north facing slope(can you say COLD) under interior live oak and bays, and once at the edge of a redwood forest... Learn more.
An arching dec. shrub-vine. Thorny with whitish stems, green leaves and red to black raspberry-like berries. I\'ve only seen western Raspberry in the redwoods/Douglas Fir around Willits. It was a bram... Learn more.
Thimbleberry is a woodsy berry that grows in forests where there is shade and moisture. Looks similar to the Ribes san. glut. and often grows near it. I've seen it in the Sierras at 5000-8000' and in... Learn more.
A 10' deciduous bush that is native from Cal.to Wyo. and Alberta. We have a customer that has it on Bear Mountain, 7500' in Kern Co.. Streamside in a 20" rainfall area. Companion plants were Ribes nev... Learn more.
Scrophularia californica, California Figwort is a two to four foot perennial with three foot spikes of red flowers. It is native along the coast and southern Sierras, from L.A. to B.C.. It is not a... Learn more.
A conifer that grows very fast to 60' in twenty years. It has dark green leaves . Give regular water and plenty of room. It will grow in very dry areas if it gets lots of water along with good drainag... Learn more.
A 4\" high perennial with pink flowers, and green foliage. A rock garden plant that you\'ll find along the edges of meadows, north moist rocky slopes and seasonal seep/snow pockets in many western sta... Learn more.
Small Yellow Eyed Grass
A 1-3" perennial, light green leaves with 1/2" yellow flowers. Its only use is in a bonsai pot to mimic irises or other creek plants. It also might work well in a minature rock garden.... Learn more.
Spiraea douglasii, is a fast-growing, 4-5' deciduous shrub. Its rose flowers grow in lovely clusters and emerge in June-September. This spiraea is native to moist places, usually in forests, below 60... Learn more.
Native to the coast ranges from San Francisco to Los Angeles. From April through August 1/2"pink flowers emerge on a 1-2' interrupted spike that make excellent cut flowers. It likes part shade/full sh... Learn more.
Magenta Butterfly Flower
A 2-3' perennial with 1-2" purple-pink fl.. A good hummingbird plant. This plant grows in wet spots of the redwood belt and in SLO County. It seems to be stable here as long as we give it water, water... Learn more.