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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.

Acer circinatum

Acer circinatum Vine Maple
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Acer macrophyllum

Acer macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple
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Achillea millefolium californica

Achillea millefolium californica Yarrow
Western Yarrow is a small perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from 1-4'. The cream-colored (off-white?) flowers are in 3- 4"clusters. It's native to the western U.S. and is drough... Learn more.

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink

Achillea millefolium rosea Island Pink Pink Yarrow
(Achillea borealis ssp. californica (Munz)) Island Pink. Yarrow is a perennial that spreads by rhizomes. It varies by locale from one to four feet. Some plants of each population will have 3- 4"clu... Learn more.

Actaea rubra

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.

Agrostis thurberiana

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

Alnus rhombifolia

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.

Alnus rubra

Alnus rubra Red Alder
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Arbutus menziesii

Arbutus menziesii Madrone
Usually a small evergreen tree Madrone has peeling, reddish-brown bark, and red edible berries. Sometimes, in some areas, Madrone can become a real tree, but usually it looks more like a manzanita ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii Big Sur Manzanita

Arctostaphylos edmundsii Big Sur Manzanita Dwarf Coastal Manzanita
A knee high sub-shrub manzanita from the Big Sur area of the California coast. Flowers are clear white and a delicate bonus to the dark green clean foliage, red bark and a nice size. Use as a step do... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos hooveri Hoovers Manzanita

Arctostaphylos hooveri Hoovers Manzanita
Hoovers Manzanita is an evergray 10' X `6' bush with red stems that has proved intractable in our climate and soil. This species has an interesting leaf appearance, because of the long, silvery, hair... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos nevadensis

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.

Asarum caudatum

Asarum caudatum Wild Ginger
Asarum caudatum Wild Ginger is a, perennial 1' by 3'and larger, large dark-green heart-shaped leaves 3" across, small reddish 'bat' flowers. An excellent groundcover along coast in part shade or redw... Learn more.

Baccharis douglasii

Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis
A 3 ft perennial with green-brown stems and green leaves. Very fast in wet-moist places. Baja to Humboldt and the Central Sierra. Baccharis species are the nectary sources for most of the predatory wa... Learn more.

Carex globosa

Carex globosa Globe Sedge
A dark green mounding sedge that always looks like it just got watered. Globe sedge grows throughout the redwoods, conifer forests and oak woodlands all long the California coastal area. ... Learn more.

Ceanothus papillosus Wart Stem California Lilac
Ceanothus papillosus is a five foot evergreen with scented foliage and stunning deep blue flowers. A glorious plant in almost all respects. It is serpentine tolerant, drought tolerant, and I... Learn more.

Ceanothus parryi

Ceanothus parryi
Ceanothus parryi is an evergreen shrub to six feet in most gardens, can make eighteen feet in the wild. Small, dark green leaves on a tight rounded bush, make it an attractive plant. Flower show is ... Learn more.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Big Sur California lilac

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Big Sur California lilac Big Sur Lilac
This California lilac is an evergreen 5' shrub to small tree. (This form is more of a four foot mound.) Flowers May-June with a good light blue show. They are not very cold hardy. They usually grow ... Learn more.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Skylark Blue Mountain Lilac
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Ceanothus velutinus laevigatus Varnish Leaf Ceanothus
A large shrub 12' , this shrub is native to N. Ca. to B.C.,plant in full sun , white flowers, shiny leaves, fast growth. It has proven to be hardy here to about 10 deg..... Learn more.

Cornus sessilis

Cornus sessilis Blackfruit Dogwood
A deciduous shrub to 15 feet, northern California, part to full shade, good soil moisture, good background for wood garden, combine with redwoods, ferns etc. Use for north side deck in shade. It looks... Learn more.

Deschampsia elongata

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.

Dicentra formosa

Dicentra formosa Pacific Bleeding Heart
Pacific Bleeding Heart (sometimes called Dutchman's Britches) is a 12-18 inch perennial with clusters of delicate, pink flowers in summer. A rock garden plant that grows in damp, places. This Dice... Learn more.

Diplacus aurantiacus

Diplacus aurantiacus Sticky Monkey Flower
Diplacus aurantiacus, Sticky Monkey flower is the coastal form of Mimulus aurantiacus, a perennial with 1" orange flowers that likes partial shade if planted in the interior sun if it is along the c... Learn more.

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