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Plants For Red Fir Forest

Populus angustifolia Mammoth

Populus angustifolia Mammoth Narrow Leaf Cottonwood
This Sierran tree looks like a narrow leaf Black Cottonwood. crossed with a quaking aspen. The cottonwood of much of the Rockies makes it into California around Bishop, Mammoth and the White Mountains... Learn more.

Populus tremuloides

Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen
A deciduous tree to 20 or 30 foot. It does not like to live at lower elevations. It has survived in some spots where it shouldn\'t for a long time. But it is slow compared to its speed at higher eleva... Learn more.

Populus trichocarpa

Populus trichocarpa Black Cottonwood
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Prunella vulgaris lanceolata

Prunella vulgaris lanceolata Self Heal
A clumping perennial of forests and meadows from Alaska to S. Cal.. Western Self heal differs from the European form largely by a narrower leaf. Use in a meadow or natural lawn. It is a low lying pere... Learn more.

Quercus garryana breweri

Quercus garryana breweri Brewer's oak
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Quercus sadleriana

Quercus sadleriana Sadler Oak
An evergreen shrub that grows from 3000-7000 ft. in Northern Calif. and Southern Oregon. A nice looking plant if you live in an area where it will grow. It does not look or behave as a oak. ... Learn more.

Rhododendron occidentale

Rhododendron occidentale Western Azalea
Grows in bogs, edges of creeks, next to ponds in the Sierras, higher elevations of the Coast Ranges from Mt. Palomar north into Oregon. I\'ve lost a shoe walking out to photograph the flowers before. ... Learn more.

Ribes cereum

Ribes cereum Wax Currant
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Ribes nevadense

Ribes nevadense Pink Sierra Currant
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Ribes roezlii

Ribes roezlii Sierra Gooseberry
Sierra Gooseberry,... Learn more.

Ribes viscosissium Hallii

Ribes viscosissium Hallii Sticky Currant
Sticky Currant grows from Mariposa county to Oregon. Not a currant for jelly, but the flowers are nice and the deciduous plant when it flowers is fine lookin'. We can grow as many as you need, but so ... Learn more.

Rosa pinetorum

Rosa pinetorum Whiskey Rose
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.

Rosa woodsii ultramontana

Rosa woodsii ultramontana Mountain Rose
A fragrant rose that needs some summer water and part shade in the interior. In higher elevations or near the coast give it sun and good air flow. This rose has the best hips for tea of any I've smell... Learn more.

Rubus leucodermis

Rubus leucodermis Western Raspberry
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.

Rubus parviflorus

Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry
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.

Rudbeckia californica

Rudbeckia californica California Coneflower
California coneflower is a large showy perennial that grows in seeps or meadows from 400-7800 feet from the middle Sierras into southern Oregon and down along the California coast ranges into Del N... Learn more.

Salix eastwoodiae Sierra Willow
A fuzzy grey almost groundcover willow of the upper middle Sierras. ... Learn more.

Salix lasiolepis bracelinae

Salix lasiolepis bracelinae
We have the sub-species Bracelinae mixed in with the species on the site. The sub-species is smaller is size and has narrow leaves.... Learn more.

Sambucus caerulea

Sambucus caerulea Blue Elderberry
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Sedum spathulifolium

Sedum spathulifolium Stonecrop
A perennial, flowers yellow, May-July, blue-green leaves in rosettes, rocky places, mountainous areas of Calif., sun to part shade, water sparingly except in winter-spring. Set plant at an angle so wa... Learn more.

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia
Giant Sequoia is a grey conifer with moderate growth. Sequoiadendron giganteum is slower, grayer, more drought tolerant, and more cold tolerant than Sequoiadendron sempervirens. This Redwood will mak... Learn more.

Spiraea densiflora splendens

Spiraea densiflora splendens Mountain Spiraea
Mountain Spirea is a little deciduous sub-shrub with reddish pink flowers in clusters two-three across. Flowers late summer when nothing else is even green but the vacationers show up for the last tr... Learn more.

Spiraea douglasii

Spiraea douglasii Western Spiraea
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.

Symphoricarpos parishii

Symphoricarpos parishii Mountain Snowberry
A rather low sprawling deciduous shrub that forms a sparse groundcover at middle to high elevations surrounding the S.Ca. deserts into Nev.,Ariz.. We\'ve seen them growing in part shade and just out o... Learn more.

Symphyotrichum ascendens

Symphyotrichum ascendens Western aster
A flat perennial with a 6" flower spike with 2"purple flowers. Likes sun, regular water unless you're in a mountain climate with more than 30 inches of rainfall. Grows from southern California to Alb... Learn more.

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