Quercus lobata is a deciduous white oak tree that can grow to 70'. The fastest of our California Oaks. This native oak has deeply-lobed leaves with no bristles. The coloration is green with a little ... Learn more.
An evergreen shrub that usually grows to 2' inland and flat near coast. It will get to about 6' across. Native to the coast ranges from Napa to Baja. It likes full sun near the coast and afternoon sha... Learn more.
A sprawling 3' deciduous shrub. Its flowers are yellow in Mar.-May. Native to foothill slopes in south coast ranges and Sierra Nevada. It likes sun to part shade, partly dry to moderate water. This is... Learn more.
A 10-20\' deciduous shrub or tree. We list it for stream bank stabilization. This one is native to most of Ca. north to Idaho and Alaska. It is native on the nursery site in the seasonal creek. A pion... Learn more.
A little annual sage that doesn't look like a sage. Not much scent but nice 1 inch flowers on a 1-2 foot plant. Native on the south slopes on rock or gravel. Chia grows commonly on disturbed soil. But... Learn more.
Hummingbird Sage is an one foot high perennial that spreads by rhizomes. This sage is native to coastal California from Napa to Orange. As the name implies Hummingbirds work this species very heavily... Learn more.
Native in our San Luis Obispo area in the shade of Quercus douglasii and Pinus Sabiniana. In oak woodland/chaparral sites where the understory is dominated by alien, annual grasses, this Sanicule su... Learn more.
A Perennial, 1-2' high with orange plumes off a leafy base. Native to Napa and Lake Counties in serpentine soils. A little grey perennial with yellow composite flowers. An important butterfly plant in... Learn more.
A two-three foot perennial with one-inch yellow daisies. It looks like a grey marguerite. It is useful in revegetation, bank stabilization, or in dryland gardens. Give sun and little or no water in mo... Learn more.
Purple nightshade is a 2-3' tall perennial with one inch wide purple flowers and dark green foliage. It is native in areas that receive 10-20" of rainfall. The variation obispoense (Hoover) is nativ... Learn more.
White hedge nettle
This hedge nettle is native to moist spots in much of California. A good plant to put under the bird bath, in a dryland garden. Stachys albens will increase by rhizomes to the edge of the moist spot.... Learn more.
Short-spiked Hedge Nettle
Short-spiked Hedge Nettle is a light green perennial with globe-shaped, compact, clusters of white/maroon flowers and fragrant leaves. Commonly associated with serpentinite soil. This perennial needs... Learn more.
Nodding Needle Grass is a 2-3' perennial bunch grass that grows in the foothills of California. Leaves glaucous,(covered with a thin film of wax, that makes the leaf appear more bluish, whitish) gray... Learn more.
Styrax officinalis fulvescens
Southern Snowdrop bush
(Styrax officinalis var. redivivus), SOuthern Snowdrop Bush, is native in San Luis Obispo county about 15 miles from us, and south down through San Diego. Grows on reddish sand stone or decomposed gra... Learn more.
A 2\' perennial with flowers arising 1\' above it. The foliage is green-grey with a leaf much like its columbine cousin. The flowers are an unusually delicate assortment of 1/2\" chinese lanterns, tas... Learn more.
Poison-oak is a suckering deciduous shrub that can become a vine if given something to climb onto. Poison oak uses aerial roots to sucker and to latch onto trees or walls. We do not grow it as we've ... Learn more.