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Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Fri. & Sat. from 9am-4pm
8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
Tues. to Sat. from 9am-4pm

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Native plant classes, handouts, our research and references.

We've tried to cover everything related to native plants and their ecology, how it relates to wildlife, and relates to your garden.

California is very diverse and in many areas very fragile and misunderstood. We've tried to create a web page, handout or class for each idea or problem.

Native plants can be very effective in problem areas. No exterior water? There's probably native plants that will look decent with no water there.
Fire problems? Most native plants do not burn as easily as non-native plants.
Deer problem? Native plants have lived with the deer for thousands of years.
School garden? After the first year most California native plants do not want to be watered from June through December.