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.

A Mountain maple, Rocky Mountain maple tree in the Southern Sierras. - grid24_12
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.

Actaea rubra snakeberry - grid24_12
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.

An old photo of the flowering stalks of perennial Agrostis thurberiana - grid24_12
Agrostis thurberiana

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

Alnus incana tenuifolia, Thinleaf alder leaf - grid24_12
Alnus incana var. 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 south of Big Bear, 6500  feet - grid24_12
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.

An old picture of Arctostaphylos canescens. - grid24_12
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 hated us. It loves the Pacific Northwest. - grid24_12
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.

This low-growing manzanita is found in higher elevation coniferous forests of of California from the Sierra Nevada mountains north.  - grid24_12
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.

 Arnica parryi sonnei, Frog Flower. - grid24_12
Arnica parryi var. 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 Arrowleaf balsamroot - grid24_12
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, Water Birch, in early spring with its pendent catkins (flower clusters).  - grid24_12
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. Fragile Sheath Sedge - grid24_12
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, Whitethorn Ceanothus with Insence cedar - grid24_12
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.

Sorry, this picture was taken in about 1981. - grid24_12
Ceanothus gloriosus var. 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.

Sorry, so far, Ceanothus sanguineus hates us. - grid24_12
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.

Corylus cornuta californica, Western Hazelnut in the Sierras. This was a 30 ft. tree in a little forest of Hazel nuts. - grid24_12
Corylus cornuta var. 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 Slender hairgrass - grid24_12
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 buds - grid24_12
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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