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Native Perennials



 

Achillea millefolium  Yarrow   
Easy spreading groundcover with ferny foliage and a strong bloom of white umbels. Full sun, drought tolerant but also likes summer water.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Achillea millefolium  Yarrow  Sonoma Coast 
Compact form of the easy spreading groundcover with ferny foliage and a strong bloom of white umbels. Full sun, drought tolerant but also likes summer water.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Agoseris grandiflora  California Dandelion  Bay Area 
Our own handsom Native Dandelion. Similar to Silverpuffs and Blow Wives
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Anaphalis margaritaceae  Pearly Everlasting  Bay Area 
What a wonderful and appropriate common name. Pearly Everlasting has silver leaves and white pearl-like "flowers" (actually bracts). Very attractive to insects and other benficial wildlife, and appear like dried flowers even when fresh. Anaphalis does not have the maple syrup fragrance of some of the related Gnaphaliums, but it is the larger more substantial species of Everlasting. Spreads by runners underground, with luscious green shoots in spring and an abundant bloomer throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Anemopsis californica  Yerba Mansa   
Winter dormant wetland perennial with curious flowers like white sea anenomes. Forming a colony via runners like a strawberry, this good fast groundcover grows best when the mother plant can get her roots into fresh running water like a seep or spring. Native Americans used the fragrant foliage of yerba mansa to treat diseases of the skin and blood. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Angelica hendersonii  Coast Angelica   
Big bold umbel. Similar to Heracleum but smaller & neater leaf. Preferred larval host plant (over the weedy fennel & dill) by anise swallowtail butterflies. The roots and seeds can be used to treat upset stomach.  
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  7 gal   65.00 
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(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Aquilegia formosa  Columbine   
Classic Western Columbine, truly a gorgeous plant for early summer hummingbird fodder. Forms several erect, branched stems; 1 to 3 ft. high. Moist wooded areas. Sun to shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Snails also love it, alas. Extract of the root was used by Natives to enhance energy and stamina. 
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   6.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Aralia californica  Elk Clover   
A striking 3- to 9-ft. perennial for moist and shaded areas, elk clover grows Jurassic leaves more than three feet long and blooms in a bold galaxy of white star-shaped flowers that draw droves of hungry butterlies. Native to the greater Bay Area, this is the only California native in the Ginseng family. The root was used by Native Americans topically for skin ailments. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. 
Qty:
(3)  tree pot   17.00 
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(5)  2 gal   22.00 

Armeria 'Victor Reiter'  Dwarf Hybrid Sea Thrift   
Miniature version with light pink flowers, can be stepped on, a little. 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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Armeria maritima  Sea Thrift   
Grass-like perennial groundcover with cheerful pink flowers on 6" stems. Likes full sun and little water once established. Easy to multiply by divisions. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 

Artemisia 'Silver Surfer'  Mugwort   
Wide silver-leafed hybrid of A. douglasiana, sukdorfii and ludoviciana. Mugwort is usually found at streamsides, often well above the stream in loose clumps offering soft fragrant foliage among the Roses, Wildryes and Snowberry. Mugwort has many traditional medicinal uses.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Artemisia douglasiana  Mugwort   
1 to 4ft. high with serrated leaves. Tolerates part shade. Mugwort is usually found at streamsides, often well above the stream in loose clumps offering soft fragrant foliage among the Roses, Wildryes and Snowberry. Chaparral and Grassland. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Mugwort has many traditional medicinal uses such as treating colds and fevers and calming nerves. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
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(12)  5" tree band   4.00 

Artemisia dranunculus.  Tarragon  Sunol 
Local form of this circumboreal herb. AKA Wormwood. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'  Beach Sagewort   
Very reliable in garden conditions, low grower with silver leaves and no fragrance, flowers inconspicuous but foliage gorgeous. Prefers sun and sandy soil. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Asarum caudatum  Wild Ginger   
Lush groundcover from redwood forests and mixed evergreen woodlands. Likes deep shade, with aromatic leaves and intriguing red flowers like orchids, usually hidden beneath leaves. Native to greater Bay Area. The Indians used these roots as a soothing digestive tea, similar to common ginger. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   15.00 

Asclepias fascicularis  Narrowleaf Milkweed   
Delicate narrow leaves and fairly neat appearance. Tolerates shade. Habitat plant for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 

Asclepias speciosa  Showy Milkweed   
Robust perennial to 3-foot or more. Large leaves are not as silvery as the species in the photo, flowers are light pink. Needs sun. This is the larval host plant for the monarch butterfly 
Qty:
(50)  D40   6.25 
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(2)  shipping box   20.00 

Aster chilensis  California Aster  San Francisco 
A lovely and fast-spreading native aster with lavender ray flowers and a golden center. Local San Francisco source. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Plant in full sun. May become invasive in the garden. Renamed to Symphyotrichum chilense :-( 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  10 gal   35.00 
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(12)  4" pot   5.00 

Aster chilensis 'Purple Haze'  California Aster   
Dark purple flower selection. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

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Aster chilensis (dwarf)  Dwarf California Aster  Tilden 
Low-growing form of our native aster with lavender petals and golden center. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Some varieties can be invasive in the garden but we believe this one is reasonable. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(34)  4" pot   5.00 

Betula occidentalis  Water Birch   
Normally a multi-stemmed shrub with brown birch bark but can be trained up as a tall single stem tree. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Chenopodium californicum  California Goosefoot  Bay Area 
Edible perennial has a sort of salty taste, the flavor also resembles Miner's Lettuce. Dies back to the large swollen root in summer. AKA Indian Lettuce, Pigweed and Soaproot. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   5.00 
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(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Claytonia sibirica  Candyflower   
Attractive, shiny, fleshy, spatula-shaped edible leaves related to Miner's Lettuce. The numerous white to pink flowers are borne on racemes for a long period, as long as there is moisture. Reseeds! 
Qty:
(8)  1/2 gal   7.50 

Coreopsis gigantea  Giant Coreopsis  Southern CA 
Giant Coreopsis grows to 8-foot with a stout tree-like trunk and produces dozens of large showy sunflowers. It grows along the coast from LA north and on the Channel Islands. 
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(2)  2 gal   22.00 
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(1)  1 gal   8.00 
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(3)  5 gal   35.00 
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(4)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Coreopsis maritima  Sea Dahlia  So. Cal. 
Similar to Giant Coreopsis but only 2 feet tall. In the wild, these dry up completely in late spring but light watering and deadheading can keep them blooming almost year round as long as they have good drainage. San Diego to Baja. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

Crassula connata   Sand Pigmyweed   
 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   4.00 

Cynoglossum grande  Hound's Tongue   
Our native 'Foreget-me-not', this woodland species emerges with bronze leaves which presumably give the common name, then forms tall brilliant blue flowers in March. The deep roots make this rare in the nursery trade. 
Qty:
(26)  2" rose pot   4.00 
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(2)  5" tree band   7.00 

Darlingtonia californica  Cobra Plant  Mendocino 
With their bulbous green heads, twisted red tongues, and long tubular bodies, the cobra plant is aptly named. A wonderful (and slightly creepy) carnivorous bog plant. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   0.00 

Darmera peltata  Indian Rhubarb   
This is a wetland plant with attractive foliage that reaches 5 feet across per leaf; wonderful in a streamside wild setting but much smaller in a container. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter.  
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   24.00 

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Datura discolor  Thorn Apple   
This annual species has beautiful fragrant white trumpet-flowers with deep pink to violet centers which mature into spiny "thorn apples" filled with hallucinogenic seeds (HIGHLY TOXIC). Datura has a lovely evening fragrance. Wants full sun but can handle some shade. Plants can reach 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide in rich, moist soil. Datura is extremely drought and poor-soil tolerant, where it will only get 2x3. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(25)  seed packet   6.00 

Dichondra donelliana  California Ponysfoot   
A good groundcover for open slopes and headlands, tight green mat with attractive foliage, flower inconspicuous. Fills in between bunch grasses, spreads by runners so don't use where you want it contained. Has been used for lawns in the past though that was a different species. 
Qty:
(68)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Drosera rotundifolia  Sundew   
 
Qty:
(1)  2-3/4" pot   25.00 

Dudleya anomala x attenuata  Groovy Dudleya   
A hybrid of two small, totally tubular species from Baja California. It grows in colonies or large clumps. 
Qty:
(36)  4" pot   4.00 
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(1)  1 gal   14.00 
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(15)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Epilobium 'Scheiffelin's Choice'.  Scheiffelin's Native Fuchsia   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum  California Fuchsia   
CA fuchsia blooms in October, a welcome source of color in the fall landscape. It retains attractive silvery low growing foliage year round and spreads by the root. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum 'Catalina'  California Fuchsia   
Silver leafed upright California Fuchsia. 
Qty:
(14)  4" pot   5.00 

Epilobium canum spp. latifolia 'Everett's Choice'  Everett's Native Fuchsia   
A distinctive form of this famous October-blooming perennial, Everett's Choice has larger tomentose leaves with a greyish-green color, and brilliant red flowers adored by hummingbirds. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   12.00 

Epilobium canum.  California Fuchsia  San Bruno Mountain 
A local population of the wonderful fall-blooming perennial. Low growing and spreading with a red bloom favored by hummingbirds. 
Qty:
(48)  5" tree band   6.00 
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(4)  1 gal   12.00 
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(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Epilobium septentrionale 'Wayne's Silver'  Humboldt County Fuchsia   
An exquisite silver-leafed form of California Fuchsia! Less than a foot tall and up to 3 feet wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
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(10)  1 gal   14.00 

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Ericameria ericoides  Mock Heather   
A local Bay Area beauty, Ericameria grows in sand dunes and other dry, sharp-draining soils. A 3-4' perennial covered in bright yellow flowers for the summer. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Erigeron glaucus  Seaside Daisy  Bay Area 
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun.  
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  2" rose pot   6.00 

Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'  Seaside Daisy   
Common reliable native groundcover, drought tolerant, needs some sun. This horticultural selection has an intensly colored pink/purple flower. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriogonum grande rubescens  Rosy Buckwheat  San Miguel Island 
Similar in form to our local coast buckwheat but with beautiful rosy colored flowers. Easy care for sunny well drained spots to 12 inches high and 2 feet wide. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   14.00 

Eriogonum latifolium  Coast Buckwheat   
Our common local low growing species. Great for butterfly nectar! Brown seed heads add interest through late summer. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriophyllum confertiflorum  Oregon Sunshine  Bay Area 
Very fine textured foliage clasps the stems. Bright yellow flowers in summer. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriophyllum lanatum    Spreading Wooly Sunflower 
Found in dry areas. It grows between 6-12” tall and forms a dense, wooly mat of fragrant, silver foliage. It also produces hundreds of 1” golden daisies from early May till the end of June  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou'  Spreading Wooly Sunflower   
This is the ground hugging form of our soft wooded fast growing coastal sage scrub denizen from the Sonoma Coast, which provides wonderful yellow sunflowers in summer. 
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(9)  1 gal   12.00 
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(6)  1/2 gal   8.00 
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(1)  4" pot   8.00 
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(1)  2" rose pot   2.30 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Erysimum capitatum.  Western Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the dry sunny slopes of Mount Diablo and other local natural areas. 
Qty:
(10)  2 gal   18.00 

Erysimum franciscanum  Franciscan wallflower   
This bright, fragrant, and rare denizen of San Francisco's open spaces (Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson, Bernal Hill, and others) makes a charming addition to the mixed flower bed. White flowers, enchanting scent, and the irresistable solidarity of bolstering populations of local endangered species. An uncommon local perennial 1-2 feet tall with fragrant yellow- to cream-colored flowers, found on serpentine outcrops and occasionally in coastal dunes. In the garden, it likes full sun and requires excellent drainage. 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   2.50 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 
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(26)  5" tree band   6.00 

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Erysimum franciscanum var. crassifolium  Dense-leafed Franciscan wallflower   
A more densely-leafed varient of the Franciscan wallflower, generally with a bloom more yellow than cream. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

Euthamia occidentalis  Flat-topped Goldenrod   
Local wetland species. Good yellow color in shade or sun. up to 4 ft tall. hardy and drought tolerant but prefers lots of water in winter. 
Qty:
(17)  3" rose pot   5.00 
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(6)  1 gal   10.00 

Fragaria chiloensis  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 
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(11)  4" pot   5.00 
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(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Fragaria chiloensis 'Schooner Gulch Dwarf'  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(7)  5" tree band   6.00 
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(8)  4" pot   6.00 

Fragaria vesca ssp. californica  Wood Strawberry   
A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
Qty:
(18)  4" pot   5.00 
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(15)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Fragaria vesca.  Wood Strawberry   
A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
Qty:
(70)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Fragaria virginiana  Mountain Strawberry  Sagehen Preserve 
Sierra species with blue leaves. Winter deciduous. Does not fruit much. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Fraxinus dipetala  California Ash   
Flowering shrub or small tree with fast-branching habit up to 20 ft. Seems to be deer-proof. Nice choice for a native street tree. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. platyphylla. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   12.00 
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(2)  2 gal   12.00 

Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia  Large Saltmarsh Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form that makes a 3-foot shrub, sometimes with a thick tree trunk. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   18.00 
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(1)  5 gal   30.00 
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(1)  10 gal   60.00 

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Grindelia stricta var. platyphylla  Spreading Gumplant  Bay Area 
Prostrate form of gumplant with big leathery leaves. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. AKA G. stricta ssp. venulosa or G. latifolia. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 

Helenium puburulum  Rosilla  Bay Area 
Tall inside-out orange daisy. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Helianthus californicus  California sunflower   
Clusters of 3-inch sunflowers on dozens of perennial stems up to 8ft tall may need staking. Dies back to ground in winter. Likes moist conditions: deep infrequent flooding promotes flowering spring through fall. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Heracleum maxima  Cow Parsnip   
Huge perennial with flat topped white flowers and loads of seed for birds. Cut them back or knock them over in late summer or fall. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. Formerly H. lanatum. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

herb: Anthriscus cere. Vertissimo  Chervil, herb   
Subtle anise flavored parsley - important in French cooking - a crucial component of Fines Herbes (pronounced: feen ZAIRBS) used with ommlettes, chicken - things with short cooking time and on salads: parsley, chives, and a little chervil and tarragon. 
Qty:
(6)  4" pot   5.00 

herb: Chamomile  German Chamomile   
Subtle anise flavored parsley - important in French cooking - a crucial component of Fines Herbes (pronounced: feen ZAIRBS) used with ommlettes, chicken - things with short cooking time and on salads: parsley, chives, and a little chervil and tarragon. 
Qty:
(4)  six-pack   8.00 

herb: Mentha 'Chocolate'  Chocolate Mint, herb   
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

herb: Mentha citrata  Lemon Mint, herb   
Qty:
(5)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: Mentha spicata 'Mint Julep'  Mint Julep Spearmint, herb   
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: Mentha spicata 'Nana'  Moroccan Spearmint, herb   
Low growing form is an essential ingredient for Moroccan tea, with a mild flavor. Vigorous spreader with underground runners, best grown in a container. Spearmint likes heat and plenty of water with good drainage. 
Qty:
(20)  5" tree band   6.00 

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herb: Mentha x piperita  Peppermint, herb   
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   3.00 

herb: Satureja douglasii  Yerba Buena, herb   
This fast-growing minty groundcover with the heavenly fragrance once covered large swaths of the Bay Area, giving its Spanish name Yerba Buena ("good herb") to the original pueblo that later became San Francisco. A delightful, medicinal, and iconic choice from our local flora that deserves a spot in every garden. Satureja has been changed to Clinopodium by the taxonomists. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Heterotheca villosa 'San Bruno Mountain'  Hairy Goldenaster  San Bruno Mtn. 
An extraordinary groundcover for full sun; lovely silver-grey foliage with velvet texture and cheerful yellow flowers. Completely drought-tolerant and a good butterfly plant. This is a local selection from San Bruno Mountain. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Hibiscus lasiocarpus  California Hibiscus  sacramento river basin 
This is a rare and endangered wetland species. heart-shaped velvety leaves and beautiful white to pink hibiscus flowers. plant grows back larger each year given the right conditions - wet. 
Qty:
(10)  2 gal   29.00 

Hoita macrostachya  Leather Root  East Bay 
Wetland perennial with purple summer pea flowers on 4-foot sprawling stems. Winter dormant. 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   14.00 
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(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Horkelia californica  California Dewberry  San Francisco 
Good groundcover for neglected sunny rocky spot. Interesting musky fragrance when stepped on. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

Isomeris arborea  Bladderpod   
A fascinating species that straddles the desert and the coastal scrub, bladderpod can grow 4' tall x wide and it serves as an excellent, versatile, evergreen low shrub for harsh conditions of drought, wind, and sun. Abundant yellow flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The unusual fruit are seed pods like Japanese paper lanterns; shake them to hear the loose seeds rattling around inside. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Keckiella cordifolia  Climbing Penstemon   
A scandent scrambling plant growing into a lovely 3-5 foot thicket with sprays of red flowers in spring and summer. Drought tolerant; full to part sun. Deciduous under extreme conditions, keeps it's leaves with a bit of water in high summer or plant to scramble up other shrubs to hide the summer dormant leaves. Needs good drainage. Major humming bird draw. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Lemna minor  Common Duckweed   
We are not certain of the species - this was found growing in our storm drain. 
Qty:
(1)     6.00 

Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'  Silver Carpet Spreading Beach Aster  Monterey Co. 
Fast-growing groundcover with silvery foliage and a prolific late-summer bloom. A selection by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden horticulturist Carol Bornstein, collected from coastal bluffs exposed to ocean spray in Monterey County. This plant is also a Gabb's Checkerspot butterfly larval host plant. The name has been changed to Corethrogyne filaginifolia. 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   7.00 
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(31)  1 gal   12.00 
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(16)  5" tree band   6.00 

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Lewisia cotyledon  Cliff Maids (white)   
A spectacular white- to pink-flowering plant with basal rosette of fleshy leaves and a deep taproot, this plant grows in rocky, sandy slopes and is an obvious choice for the rock garden. It needs full sun and excellent drainage. 
Qty:
(19)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Lobelia cardinalis  Cardinal Flower   
Showy red-flowered plant to 3 feet, commonly found along stream banks and other moist places. Needs garden water. Powerful medicinal herb. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   20.00 

Lobelia dunnii ssp. serrata  Dunn's Lobelia  UC Bot 
Bright blue flowers last a full month at least in summer. Likes wet and some shade but is drought tolerant. Fine textured groundcover. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Lomatium insulare  San Nicolas Island Lomatium  San Nicolas Island 
A rare perennial coastal parsley relative which provides food for Anise Swallowtail butterfly larvae & yellow flowers with nectar for many beneficial insects. 
Qty:
(1)     0.00 

Lotus scoparius  Deerbroom   
Yellow-flowering butterfly plant, an early-succession species in disturbed habitats that fixes nitrogen in the soil. A great starter or companion plant when reclaiming a vacant lot with native plants. The name has been changed to Acmispon glaber :-( 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   6.00 
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(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Lupinus arboreus  Yellow Bush Lupine   
Fast-growing short-lived shrub to five feet with profuse yellow bloom. Reseeds easily in the garden and fixes nitrogen in the soil to the benefit of neighboring plants. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Lupinus bicolor     
Annual, small species. 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed   30.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   100.00 

Lupinus microcarpus     
Annual, small species. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   4.00 

Mimulus cardinalis  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
Native to wetlands throughout the American West, this red-flowering favorite will thrive in a watered sunny garden. 
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(1)  10" tree band   12.00 
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(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus cardinalis 'Maroon'  Scarlet Monkeyflower   
This form has a purple/maroon throat and deep red flowers. This species likes sun and water, even with it's feet in water. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

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Mimulus cardinalis 'Santa Cruz Island Gold'  Golden Channel Islands Monkeyflower  Seed from Santa Cruz Island via Tilden Botanical G 
This is the golden-flowering form of the (usually) scarlet monkeyflower. A wetland species, it needs garden water to be happy in cultivation. Grown from seed collected by Glenn Keator and introduced into the trade by the Tilden Botanical Garden. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Mimulus floribundus  Many-flowered Monkeyflower  South Bay 
Miniature variation on the yellow annual with leaves more like cardinalis. It's native to wet places and thrives in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Mimulus guttatus  Seep-spring Monkeyflower   
This is really an annual but it'll survive in a coastal climate and reseeds so readily that it never goes away given some water. It's native to seeps and very wet places and thrives in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Monardella linoides ssp. viminea  Willowy Monardella   
An endangered species from rocky mesas of San Diego County, the willowy monardella survives long periods of benign neglect in the garden by sending a deep taproot down to find the water table. Fragrant foliage with an interesting scent and a cheerful lavender flower to 2 foot tall, three feet wide. The distinctive narrow leaves make a tasty mint tea. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   7.00 

Monardella macrantha  Hummingbird Mint  Monterey 
A trailing perennial with a delightful light mint scent and big, tubular red hummingbird flowers. Likes perfect drainage with a little water and part shade in hot areas. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Monardella odoratissima  Mountain Pennyroyal  Sierra 
A climbing pennyroyal that also spreads by runners, this smaller-leafed specimen has the sweetest smelling foliage of them all. 
Qty:
(19)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(10)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  5" tree band   6.00 

Monardella villosa  Coyote Mint   
A semi-woody shrub/perennial that fits in the Coastal Sage Scrub habitat similar to Sticky Monkeyflower but a bit smaller. The fragrance of the delicate leaves is minty but a bit skunky. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(25)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(15)  4" pot   5.00 

Montia parvifolia  Little-leaf Miner's Lettuce   
Succulent leaves, grows in shady or moist spots. Makes an interesting little textural counterpoint in the garden. 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Navarretia squarrosa  Skunkweed   
This annual used to be very common in San Francisco, with spiny, fragrant foliage and blue flowers reminiscent of a sage, in the Phlox family. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Oxalis oregana  Redwood Sorrel   
This is not like the invasive weedy Bermuda Buttercups Oxalis but is a slowly spreading Redwood forest species with white to pink flowers and purplish leaves that can be nibbled for the sour flavor. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   14.00 
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(11)  1 gal   12.00 

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Oxalis oregana 'Klamath Ruby'  Klamath Ruby Redwood Sorrel   
This is not like the invasive weedy Bermuda Buttercups Oxalis but is a slowly spreading Redwood forest species with white to pink flowers and purplish leaves that can be nibbled for the sour flavor. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(11)  4" pot   6.00 

Penstemon newberryi var. sonomensis  Sonoma beardtongue  St. Helena 
Creeping groundcover with abundant red flowers on showy 2' spikes in summer. A rare and elusive chaparral plant known from fewer than twenty occurrences, it requires good drainage and full sun to part shade. Can be difficult in the garden but worth it for the bloom. Sensitive to heat and frost. Too much water in the summer will kill it. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 

Penstemon spectabilis  Spectacular penstemon   
The grandaddy of the horticultural penstemons, this purple-blue stunner grows 3-4 feet tall and wide, preferring the full sun and little water it enjoys in its native range of southern california washes and ravines (San Gabriel Mtns).  
Qty:
(1)  seed packet   8.00 
Qty:
(3)  1/8 oz. seed   15.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 oz. seed   50.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   180.00 

Perideridia californica  California Yampah  Mt Diablo 
Endemic to California, this species has a more intricate leaf. Marvelous Anise Swallowtail butterfly larval food plant. No native plant garden should be without a few of these. Any conditions, grows up to 3 feet, then cut back to the base. 
Qty:
(1)     0.00 

Perideridia kellogii  Western Yampah   
Marvelous Anise Swallowtail butterfly larval food plant. No native plant garden should be without a few of these. Any conditions, grows up to 3 feet, then cut back to the base. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Phacelia bolanderi  Woodland Phacelia   
Beautiful easy flowers in the shade for bumblebees. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

Phyla nodiflora  Lippia  Tesla, Alameda County 
Tiny ground hugging plant, very useful between stepping stones in harsh conditions, as a lawn substitute and excellent butterfly nectar. All sorts of insects are drawn to the flowers of this verbena relative. AKA Capeweed, Creeping Lip Plant, Frog-Fruit, Frog's Bit, Licorice Verbena, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit, Condamine Couch, Creeping Vervain, Matgrass and more worldwide. Larval host for buckeye butterflies. Usually found in moist conditions but has deep roots and easy to keep green in summer. 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(36)  2" rose pot   1.50 
Qty:
(200)  plug   1.35 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(26)  shipping box   40.00 

Plantago maritima  Sea Plantain   
Good coastal wildlife species (seed is even edible for people) with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. AKA goose tongue.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   3.50 

Plantago subnuda  Tall Coastal Plantain  East Bay 
Striking coastal wildlife species with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. An important larval host plant for butterflies. AKA goose tongue. Away from the immediate coast, this species will need additional irrigation. The seeds are edible and they reseed readily. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(19)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(17)  4" pot   5.00 

Polemonium pulcherrimum  Sky Pilot   
This alpine beauty has showy blue flowers with a delicious sweet fragrance on footlong stalks in late summer. Also charming glossy pinnate foliage. Summer water and good drainage in sun or shade. 
Qty:
(5)  seed packet   8.00 

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Polygonum paronychia  Dune Knotweed  San Francisco 
Low-growing easy and fine needle-leafed dune plant. In the garden it doesn't need sand, just sun, where it swiftly forms a tight mat for a fast and attractive drought-tolerant groundcover. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(18)  5" tree band   6.00 

Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica  Pacific Silver Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, ferny leaves, silver beneath, flower like a strawberry's but yellow. Likes wet conditions. Spreads by runners like a strawberry. Jepson calls it invasive in the garden. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.00 

Potentilla glandulosa  Sticky Cinquefoil  San Francisco 
Easy to grow perennial groundcover, ferny leaves, flower like a strawberry's. The name has been changed to Drymocallis glandulosa. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 
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(4)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(3)  deepot   10.00 

Potentilla gracilis  Slender Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Big bright yellow flowers and palmate leaves. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Prunella vulgaris  Self-Heal   
A spreading verly low groundcover with a purple flower, this circumboreal species has been widely hailed as an important medicinal herb. Spreads vigorously with water. Useful between stepping stones. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(18)  4" pot   6.00 

Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum  Pink Everlasting  East Bay 
Attractive pink flowers on a short lived biennial which reseeds readily. Good sand dune plant. Foliage has a maple syrup fragrance, or some say it smells like curry. Formerly Gnaphalium ramosissimum. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(55)  4" pot   6.00 

Ranunculus californica  California Buttercup  Bay Area 
Nice addition to a wildflower meadow for February flowers, then recedes in summer. Seasonally damp east slopes with Dodecatheon. Makes a great long lasting cut flower! 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'  Purple Coneflower   
Dark purple cones with green sepals at the base. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   6.00 

Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'     
Aromatic and drought-tolerant mounding/spreading groundcover with silvery leaves and a soft blue blossom. 6 feet wide, 2 feet tall. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 

Salvia spathacea.  Hummingbird Sage   
This aromatic perennial grows wild along the coast from Orange County to San Francisco, where it thrives on exposed north-facing slopes and in the dry duff under oaks. Creeps from a rhizome, sends up arrow-shaped leaves with the most delicious fragrance of any sage and robust pink blossoms that attract hummingbirds. See the star appearance of Salvia spathacea in the Locals Only story on Bernal Hill
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   15.00 

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Satureja mimuloides  Summer Savory  South Coast 
An attractive 18-inch perennial, a native in sunny moist spots along California's southern coast. Pleasant minty fragrance to the leaves; pull off a flower and sip the nectar to learn why hummingbirds love it. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

Scrophularia californica  Bee Plant  Bay Area 
What can you say? Given regular water it will grow to the size of your car before you wake up in the morning. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Sedum spathulifolium  Stonecrop  Montara Mountain 
A lovely creeping succulent, easy to grow in full sun and drought, native to the Bay Area. The bright yellow blooms in summer attract the rare and endangered San Bruno Elfin and numerous other butterflies. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   7.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'  Carnea Stonecrop   
A green succulent with red stems. Great for containers or rock gardens! 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Sidalcea malviflora  Checkerbloom   
Hearty low spreading perennial wildflower for the coastal prairie. Luxuriant in bloom. Larval host for several butterflies; Skippers and Ladies.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   6.00 

Silene scouleri  Scouler's Catchfly  San Bruno Mountain 
Carnation relative for sunny rock garden conditions.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Sisyrinchium californicum  Yellow-eyed Grass   
Named "californicum" for the Golden State, this iris relative likes moist streambanks and only opens its flowers in full sun. Easy in those conditions; goes dormant in winter. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(57)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(21)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum 'Indians Grey'  Blue Witch   
Silvery leafed selection with more spreading habit. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   14.00 

Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  4" pot   5.00 

Solidago spathulata  Coast Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Low growing coastal species of Goldenrod makes a neat basal clump of leaves. Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer.

The plant has a pleasant anise-like fragrance and many medicinal uses; John Muir wrote that a single sprig can cure depression and atheism. Goldenrod can be used as a laxative and to control diarrhea. Goldenrod actually does not cause hay fever - the sticky pollen is carried by insects, not windblown. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 

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Sphaeralcea ambigua  Desert Globemallow   
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   28.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Stachys ajugoides  Rigid Woodmint  San Francisco 
This is the more common local species of this fuzzy, spreading, pink-flowered musky mint. 
Qty:
(8)  5" tree band   6.00 

Stachys albens  Cobwebby Hedgenettle  Eastern Alameda Co. 
Beautiful, white, very fuzzy foliage with citrus aroma. Easy to grow, can become invasive w/ too much water. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   8.00 

Tanacetum camphoratum  Dune Tansy   
A silver ferny-leafed dune plant with yellow flowers, this former champion of the Franciscan flora spreads rapidly by rhizomes but is threatened in the wild by habitat destruction. It makes a strong statement of local ecological solidarity in the garden. Renamed to T. bipinnatum :-( 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Tellima grandiflora  Fringe Cups   
Thrives on neglect in moist shade, reseeding readily, this Heuchera relative makes a pleasant woodland backdrop and reveals a unique flower on closer inspection. 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   12.00 

Typha Species  Cattail   
Vigorous wetland grass with distinctive fluffy seed head when mature. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Verbena lasiostachys  Western Vervain  Berkeley 
Perennial wetland species with tall spike of purple flowers on a lanky plant. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   30.00 

Native Shrubs



 

Adenostoma fasciculatum  Chamise  Santa Cruz Mtns. 
A common component of chaparral, chamise is evergreen and drought tolerant, a good choice as a low-maintenance shrub for neglectful or low-irrigation gardeners. Older specimens can become dry and flammable; not recommended for planting near houses in fire-prone areas. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   0.00 

Albutilon palmeri  Superstition Mallow  Desert Southwest 
We know Abutilon in San Francisco as the non-native Flowering Maple which thrives in partly shaded foggy damp back yards but this one is a desert species from Creosote Bush Scrub habitat in the Mohave desert and beyond in the desert Southwest. Don't overwater, give it lots of sun, good drainage in any soil and you'll be rewarded with a long bloom season and felty silvery grey leaves to about 3 feet tall and wide. Protect from Deer, gophers and rabbits when young. Give it an occassional hose down in summer. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   15.00 

Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'  Louis Edmunds Manzanita  Sonoma County 
A well-branched shrub from 5 to 8 feet with slender, upswept branches and a greyish-green tint to the foliage. A big and bright pink bloom leads to abundant reddish berries. This cultivar is a beautiful specimen and a reliable performer in northern California. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   43.00 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'     
Closely related to 'Howard McMinn.' Gorgeous red bark with dark green-grey leaves. Erect habit, 6-12' high and 4-10 ft. wide.  
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Big Sur'  Big Sur Manzanita   
Lush groundcover for coastal conditions. Forms a 2-foot mound, gray-green leaves, bronze new growth, white flowers with pink tinge. Tolerates clay & heavy water if well drained. Lovely spilling over walls. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur'     
Lush groundcover for coastal conditions. Like uva-ursi but leaves more felty with pink tones in the new growth. Tolerates clay & heavy water if well drained. Lovely spilling over walls. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos manzanita 'St. Helena'  Manzanita   
A disease-resistant manzanita that grows into a small tree. Selected from Napa County. 
Qty:
(3)  15 gal   165.00 

Arctostaphylos morroensis  Morro Manzanita  Central Coast 
A rare and threatened sand dune species endemic to San Luis Obispo County. Smallish silvery leaves on sprawling shaggy deep red branches, eventually forming a large shrub of 4-8 feet. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Paradise'  Paradise Manzanita   
Larger selection of the species, with long bloom and pink flowers. Amazing color of new coppery leaves. Grows up to 8 foot tall and spreading to 10-ft. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   14.00 

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Arctostaphylos rudis 'Vandenberg'  Vandenberg Shagbark Manzanita  Vandenberg Air Force Base 
A rare species from old sand dunes along the central coast, Arctostaphylos rudis tolerates full sun, no water, and total neglect (when given adequate drainage). Grows 7' x 10', with lovely grey-green foliage and pinkish-white flowers in winter. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Emerald Carpet'  Emerald Carpet Kinickinick   
Clean and green low-growing groundcover in garden conditions. 4-18 in. high and 6-10 ft. wide with white flowers. This is a widely acclaimed hybrid of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and A. nummularia. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   14.00 

Artemisia californica  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub, 1.5 to 3ft. high. Very fragrant greyish-blue feathery foliage. Full sun. Indicator component of coastal sage scrub. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  sachet   3.00 

Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray'  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub. This is the ground hugging form. Very fragrant greyish-blue foliage. Full sun. Coastal scrub. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Artemisia californica 'Montara'  Coastal Sage  Montara mt 
A medium-sized ground-hugging form of the fragrant evergreen shrub for full sun in coastal conditions.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana  Great Basin Sagebrush  Eastern Sierra 
Three foot silvery fragrant shrub, native to the high desert but does well in Bay Area gardens & looks a LOT nicer than you might think. Photo is different species but gives the general idea. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Atriplex lentiformis ssp. breweri  Brewer's Quailbush   
Lovely silvery white foliage year round. Excellent wildlife plant. Can be sheared to a tidy 5 ft tall and wide, or in hot sunny moderately-watered conditions, can be 8-foot tall & 25 foot wide. This is an excellent and under-utilized plant, native to the Bay Area, that tolerates harsh soils & poor drainage. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   35.00 

Baccharis pilularis  Coyote Brush   
Common upright form of this evergreen shrub. Excellent habitat plant growing 5-6 ft tall. Not known whether these are male or female. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(32)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(10)  5 gal   28.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'San Bruno Lady'  'San Bruno Lady' Coyote Brush  San Bruno Mtn. 
This semi-dwarf female makes white fluffy seeds. It was growing about 2-feet high in the wild on San Bruno Mountain. An exclusive Bay Natives selection, chosen for beautiful foliage and tight habit. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks'  Dwarf Coyote Brush   
Dwarf form of the native coyote brush. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers but neat evergreen foliage. Smaller leaves than 'Pigeon Point.'  
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   18.00 

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Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Pigeon Lady'  'Twin Pigeon Lady' Coyote Brush   
Spawn of San Bruno Lady with Pigeon Point and Twin Peaks. Gender and size undetermined but they mostly seem like low growers. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.50 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   20.00 

Baccharis salicifolia  Seep Willow, Mulefat   
Like a cross between Coyote Brush and a small willow, this deciduous shrub grows in dry rocky arroyos with an upright open form, spreading by the root. It's fairly drought-tolerant, actually. Good for a tallish open background shrub and high wildlife value in late summer with profuse fluffy flowers, though not 'showy' in a traditional sense. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta' (Mahonia)  Oregon Grape   
Spiny evergreen shrub with edible berries. 3 to 6 ft. high forming thick clumps through rhizomes. Sun to shade. Great habitat plant. Externally used by Natives in salves as a disinfectant.  
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

berry: Vaccinium x 'Southmoon'  Southmoon Southern High Bush Blueberry, fruit   
One of the best for mild-winter areas, a low-chill selection perfect for small gardens or large patio tubs. Blue-green foliage and showy pink to white flowers provide ornamental value, followed by an abundant crop of fruit. Self fruiting, but yields best when planted with another variety. Recommended winter chill: 150 hours. Semi-evergreen. -Monrovia 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   50.00 

berry: Vaccinium x 'Sunshine Blue'  Sunshine Blue Southern High Bush Blueberry, fruit   
One of the best for mild-winter areas, a low-chill selection perfect for small gardens or large patio tubs. Blue-green foliage and showy pink to white flowers provide ornamental value, followed by an abundant crop of fruit. Self fruiting, but yields best when planted with another variety. Recommended winter chill: 150 hours. Semi-evergreen. -Monrovia 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   30.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Blue Madonna'  Evergreen Huckleberry, fruit   
Smaller than other Vaccinium ovatum selections, 'Blue Madonna' has bluish-green leaves and small white flowers. This shrub tolerates sun or shade near the coast, but prefers shade inland. Grow it in well drained, acidic soil, and provide it with moderate watering.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   14.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Indian's Wanderer'  Evergreen Huckleberry , fruit   
Low, thicketing selection; reddish stems, dark narrow leaves. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Wunderlich'  Evergreen Huckleberry, fruit   
Succulent winedark berries (reputedly the tastiest of all native berries) emerging from the distinctive vase-shaped ericaceous flower, and luscious red new foliage maturing into deep shades of green -- behold the textural symphony of California huckleberry. Extremely adaptable to sun or shade, water or drought, wind or fog, this is a long favorite of savvy gardeners. Try planting it in an old tree stump, and watch it propsper! You'll need two plants to cross-pollinate and set fruit and they fruit more in the sun. 'Wunderlich' is a clone growing vigorously to 8' or more. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   29.00 
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(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Calycanthus occidentalis  Western Spicebush   
Sprawling 5-8 ft. high deciduous shrub with spicy foliage and fragrant lush vermillion flowers. Likes sun to part shade and moist soils but fairly drought tolerant.  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   15.00 

Ceanothus 'Centennial'  Centennial California Lilac   
Deepest blue flowers & small holly leaves on a mat-forming plant. 12 inches high and 6 foot spread. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

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Ceanothus 'Concha'  Concha California Lilac   
8 foot tall, 10 foot spread with purplish blue flowers coming from reddish buds. A long time popular hybrid, Concha tolerates alkalinity, summer water and drought. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.50 

Ceanothus 'Dark Star'  California Lilac   
'Dark Star' is the Ceanothus cultivar with the deepest, most intense shade of blue flowers. Perhaps the same as Julia Phelps Often blooms twice in the Bay Area: once in spring and a bonus in fall. Completely drought-tolerant and loves full sun, fast-growing to 5-6 feet tall and 7-8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'El Dorado'     
A big, somewhat slow-growing shrub (for a Ceanothus) with interesting yellow and green variegated foliage. Does well in Central Valley heat.  
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'  California Lilac   
Reliable 6-8' selection from seed collected on Santa Cruz island. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'  Coulter's California Lilac   
A medium-sized shrub, fast-growing to 3 feet high and 6 feet wide. Full sun, low water, needs good drainage. Similar appearance to Julia Phelps and Dark Star but lower with larger crinkly leaves & lighter flowers - hearstiorum is the next step down in size. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus 'Julia Phelps'  California Lilac   
Similar to Dark Star but a bit wider spreading. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'  Ray Hartman Ceanothus   
A reliable, tall, fast-growing and big-blooming selection, this hybrid of C. arboreus and C. thyrisflorus makes an excellent screen or can be shaped into an attractive street tree. Larger leaves, similar to the Yankee Point spreader. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 
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(5)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(10)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(14)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'  Wheeler Canyon California Lilac  Ventura 
Numerous red buds unfold, blanketing the whole thing in sky-blue flowers. with medium-sized leaves on a 4-6-foot high, not too wide shrub. Prefers coastal climates. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Ceanothus arboreus  Island Blueblossom  Santa Cruz Island 
The "tree ceanothus" can reach heights of 20 feet in the matter of a few years. Wonderful blue blossoms in spring attract butterflies and summer/fall seeds will bring feeding birds including quail. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Ceanothus foliosus 'Berryhill'  Wavyleaf California Lilac   
2' high, 4-5' wide mound with tiny leaves and brilliant blue flowers. Needs good drainage and no summer water. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.50 

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Ceanothus foliosus var. vineatus  Vine Hill California Lilac   
Beautiful deep blue flowers, medium small leaves, AKA Wavyleaf Ceanothus. Endangered species from only 2 known occurrences near Sebastapol, possibly Mendocino. 2-3 feet wide, 6 foot spread. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

Ceanothus griseus 'Louis Edmonds'  Carmel Mountain Lilac   
Dark green leaves, medium tall to 3 or 4' and spreading to as much as 30' wide -- survives clay, alkalinity, sand, wind, heat, sun, and water. 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal   75.00 

Ceanothus griseus hor. 'Yankee Point'     
Low evergreen mound, 2-3' by 10'. Great for coastal conditions, and fast! 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Diamond Heights'     
Wide spreading shrub, with a dense, ground hugging habit, 1' x 6'. Even more significant is the foliage, which is a combination of bright green and golden yellow, highly appealing year round. The light blue spring flowers in this case take second place to the leaves.  
Qty:
(8)  5 gal   38.00 

Ceanothus hearstiorum    San Luis Obispo 
Beautiful rich blue flowers & small leaves on a mat-forming plant. Coastal origin, needs some shade and water inland and can even handle water near a lawn. Slow-growing but worth the wait for an elegant, tidy, long-lived ground cover.  
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Frosty Dawn'  California Lilac   
Compact coastal ceanothus with lavender-blue flowers. 2' tall by 5' wide. Very early bloomer. 
Qty:
(14)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(5)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'  California Lilac   
Coastal species to 3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, profuse purple early spring bloom. Tolerates Central Valley heat and drought. One of the most compact shrub form Ceanothus selections. 
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus  California Lilac   
3 to 18 ft. shrub or small tree. Light to deep blue flowers that have a sweet, honey-like fragrance. This is the only Ceanothus locally native to the Bay Area; it also grows in chaparral and on wooded slopes and in mixed evergreen forests from Sta. Barbara co. to S. Oregon. Used on wedding nights by Native Californians, the medicinal part of Ceanothus is the root. This complex herb should be used by “healthy people under stress not sick people under treatment” (Moore).  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Arroyo de la Cruz'     
Medium blue flowered selection of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Denim'    San Bruno Mt. 
Nice medium dark blue. 
Qty:
(21)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   22.00 

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'  California Lilac   
A popular cultivar of our local species from Mendocino with nice compact growth 4 to 5 feet tall 6 to 7 wide with especially dark green leaves and profuse, long-lived dark blue flowers with the fragrance of wintergreen. Garden tolerant.  
Qty:
(33)  1 gal   12.00 
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(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(21)  1 gal   12.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'     
White-flowering cultivar of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus..    Presidio 
Narrow leaves, nice blue flower. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   130.00 

Cephalanthus occidentalis  Buttonwillow   
A vigorous water-loving shrub or small tree 6-30 ft. deciduous, with distinctive reddish-gold new growth and an unusual flower like a white pufferfish. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(12)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Cercis occidentalis  Redbud   
Spectacularly blooming small tree/shrub that needs some inland valley heat to bloom well (not for the beach) and a place to get deep roots into groundwater somehow. 
Qty:
(8)  15 gal   150.00 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   43.00 

Cornus glabrata  Brown Dogwood   
Fast to establish in well-watered habitats, the deciduous brown dogwood has smooth attractive foliage that draws a wide variety of wildlife. More compact and tidy than other native dogwoods, this is an excellent choice for fall color in the garden. 
Qty:
(3)  15 gal   120.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis  Red-twig Dogwood   
Large shrub with flat umbels of attractive white flowers in summer. Gorgeous leaves and bark turns beautiful shades of red and yellow in winter. Deciduous, reaches 12 ft tall and wide. Fast growing. Likes wet areas, but is surprisingly drought tolerant.  
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Corylus cornuta  Hazel   
Hazel trees look great in the dappled understory of a larger canopy, often growing as a multi-trunk with a fountain shape. Nuts are tasty and edible but other critters usually get them first. The wide translucent mint-shaped leaves will catch and hold any available light; after the fall drop, they make a rich mulch. Usually wider than tall (6 to 10 feet), this tree grows more compact when wind-clipped. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   160.00 

Crataegus douglasii  Douglas' Hawthorne   
 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 

Encelia     
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   29.00 

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Eriodictyon californicum  Yerba Santa   
Chapparal shrub to 3 ft. with sticky sweetly aromatic leaves. The botanic name is Greek for "California wooly net" (from the underside of the leaves) and the common name is Spanish for "sacred herb." Makes a good hikers chewing gum and the fiddleneck flowers are a favorite butterfly roost. 
Qty:
(2)  sachet   6.00 

Eriogonum parvifolium  Cliff Buckwheat  Moss Landing 
Compact pink or whitish-flowered species. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Forestiera pubescens  Desert Olive  Mines rd. Alameda Co. 
Deciduous olive relative from desert washes, fairly unusual in the Bay Area, easy to grow. Makes small yellow flowers and little edible olives. Six to fifteen feet tall and wide. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   165.00 
Qty:
(3)  10 gal   100.00 

Fremontodendron 'California Glory'  Flannel Bush   
Large evergreen tree/shrub with fast-growing sprawling habit to 30 feet tall. Gorgeous yellow bloom for most of the year. Extremely drought-tolerant once established.  
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   42.00 

Fruit: Actinidia arguta 'Issai'  Issai Russian Kiwi, fruit   
Self fertile and dwarf deciduous vine to 12-20 feet tall. Vigorous vine, smaller sweeter fruit than you see in the grocery store, you can eat the skin. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   50.00 

Fruit: Feijoa sellowiana  Pineapple Guava, fruit   
Super-tasty fruits which are not viable for shipping to supermarkets - just for your back yard.

Pineapple Guavas are an ideal fruit tree for the Bay Area. Originally from the scrublands of Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina and southern Brazil, these non-tropical, evergreen trees are drought tolerant (though they need water to set fruit) and virtually disease and pest free. They feature large, showy flowers with edible petals; dense, dark green foliage; plus delicious fruit to boot. The aromatic fruit is ripe when it falls to the ground. Fruiting season, depending on cultivar, is from late September to early December.

Pineapple guavas will grow to about 15 feet tall x 15 wide, but can be kept at any height or width by pruning. For a thick hedge, plant about 10ft.-15ft apart. Their dense foliage is ideal for screening out the view of your neighbors.

These seedlings were grown from fruit of 9 cultivars that I found to be the best tasting out of a selection of over 25 cultivars that were developed by our West Coast expert, Mark Albert in Ukiah. Mark has been selecting trees for Northern California that have superior tasting fruit for about 40 years.

The seedlings are from:

Albert’s Pride, early fruiting, late September
– October

Albert's Supreme, late fruiting, November
–early December

Red Beard

Clara North

Moore, parent of Pride and Supreme

Marion

Lake Mendocino Drive

Lake Mendocino Drive South

T3 Elongated

-Paul Borchardt - California Rare Fruit Growers 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   45.00 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal   14.00 

Fruit: Feijoa sellowiana 'Unique'  Unique Pineapple Guava, fruit   
Super-tasty fruits which are not viable for shipping to supermarkets - just for your back yard. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

Fruit: Olive  Olive   
Deciduous olive relative from desert washes, fairly unusual in the Bay Area, easy to grow. Makes small yellow flowers and little edible olives. Six to fifteen feet tall and wide. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   45.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   35.00 

Fruit: Passiflora edulis 'Red Rover'  Red Rover Purple Passionflower, fruit   
 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Fruit: Pineapple Tomatillo  Pineapple Tomatillo, fruit   
 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   8.00 

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Fruit: Psidium littorale  Strawberry Guava, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   45.00 

Fruit: Psidium lucidum  Lemon Guava, fruit   
Larger, sweeter fruit than Strawberry Guava and needs a little more heat. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   45.00 

Galvezia juncea  Baja Bush Snapdragon  Cedros Island 
Photo is a different species. 3-4 feet tall by 4-6 feet wide, the many stems are almost fatter than the leaves, giving it the look of a Palo Verde. Drought tolerant but looks better with some extra water. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Garrya elliptica  Silk Tassel  San Bruno Mountain 
Cuttings taken from a known male. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   0.00 

Garrya elliptica 'Evie'  Silk Tassel 'Evie'   
Evergreen shrub that grows more vertical to 10 or 20 feet and can be kept fairly narrow. Evie's flowers are a bit shorter than the James Roof selection but the flowers are more abundant and it has more compact foliage. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'  James Roof Silk Tassel   
The long-tasseled form most prized by horticulture, named for one of the greatest champions of the Franciscan flora. Very similar to shrubby oaks for most of the year, Garrya puts on a show every January with a big winter bloom hanging from its branches like the silk tassels on graduates' caps. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 
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(1)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

herb: Lepechinia fragrans  Island Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and white to lavender pitcher flowers. Good as culinary seasoning. Can be pruned severely often to keep a form. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(20)  1 gram   0.25 

Heteromeles arbutifolia  Toyon   
One of California's most deeply emblematic species, Toyon is a large shrub to medium tree with evergreen foliage, a big white bloom in summer, and abundant red berries in December (hence the alternative common name "Christmas Berry"). Excellent as a hedgerow or other screen, but also wonderful as a specimen plant or focal point in the garden. One of the best native species to attract birds and other beneficial wildlife. Here's a detailed discussion of Toyon. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
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(1)  5 gal   40.00 
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(4)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   45.00 

Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Davis Gold'  Toyon   
Yellow-berried form of Toyon. 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   5.00 

Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Sunrise'  Sunrise Toyon  San Bruno Mountain 
This selection From San Bruno Mountain starts with a mix of orange and red, eventually ripening mostly red. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

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Holodiscus discolor  Ocean Spray   
A gorgeous and adaptable shrub for both sun or shade, Ocean Spray has fine scalloped leaves, a prolific and frothy white bloom, and the ability to thrive under conditions of garden water or total drought. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   130.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   130.00 

Juniperus californica  California Juniper  Livermore 
Slow growing to 15 feet, very blue leaves, edible berries, no water once established. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   8.00 

Lonicera involucrata  Twinberry   
An attactive shrubby form of honeysuckle, twinberry grows locally from the Presidio to San Bruno Mountain and graces the gardens of savvy native plant aficionados with its attractive flowers and fruit. In conditions of abundant water it can reach 20 feet tall and wide, but is also drought-tolerant in coastal scrub where it is usually 4 to 8 feet tall. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Lonicera involucrata.  Twinberry  Butte County 
Northern foothills variety with yellow flowers and red berries. 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot   18.00 

Lupinus albifrons  Silver Lupine   
The caterpillar food plant of San Francisco's rare and endangered Mission Blue butterfly, Silver Lupine grows 3-4 feet tall with feathery silver foliage and a heavy summer bloom of bright blue blossoms. A proven favorite for low maintenance, wildlife attraction, and unparalleled beauty. 
Qty:
(86)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(17)  plug   1.75 

Lupinus albifrons.  Silver Lupine  San Mateo Canyon 
The caterpillar food plant of San Francisco's rare and endangered Mission Blue butterfly, Silver Lupine grows 3-4 feet tall with feathery silver foliage and a heavy summer bloom of bright blue blossoms. A proven favorite for low maintenance, wildlife attraction, and unparalleled beauty. 
Qty:
(4)  5" tree band   7.00 

Malacothamnus fasciculatus 'Casitas'  Bushmallow   
This is the most local bush mallow species, although 'Casitas' is a selection from Ventura that grows 6 to 8 feet with an upright habit and light pink flowers in late summer. Spreads to form thickets from underground runners. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 

Malacothamnus fremontii  Fremont's, Bushmallow   
Felty silver leaves, upright habit, powder-pink blooms. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora Native to Shasta to Riverside County including inland Bay Area. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus  Santa Lucia Bushmallow  Arroyo Seco 
Arroyo Seco Bush Mallow is a very rare fast-growing, many-branched large shrub covered with fuzzy green leaves and bright pink blossoms throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   15.00 

Malus fusca  Oregon Crabapple   
Small tree to 20 or 30 feet with white flowers, needs some moisture, tolerates part shade. Toothed leaves don't look like an apple but flowers do. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

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Mimulus 'Ruby Slippers'  Red Bush Monkeyflower   
Large, deep red flowers.  
Qty:
(20)  1 gal   14.00 

Mimulus aurantiacus  Sticky Monkey Flower   
Long blooming drought tolerant shrub about 3 foot tall and wide. This is a major component of bay area coastal scrub and even the edges of redwood forests where it tolerates some shade. Mid-summer brown leaves and leggy stems can be tamed with pruning but even unkept, they just keep blooming. Great for hummingbirds and bumblebees. Deer resistant. Larval food for the Variable Checkerspot butterfly. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   100.00 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Myrica californica  Pacific Wax Myrtle   
A handsome and fast-growing evergreen to 18 feet or more, adaptable to sun or shade, with bursts of new growth in lustrous light green set off against mature foliage of darker hue and waxier texture. Excellent when sheared as a hedge (it responds well to cutting) or pruned into a specimen tree by thinning the bushy branches to reveal their forking architecture. A proud community member of redwood forests and mixed oak woodlands in the Bay Area. The roots fix nitrogen, improving soils, the leaves can be used to season stews like bay laurel and the waxy berries are a delicacy for northern flickers, chestnut-backed chickadees, yellow-rumped warblers, tree swallows, towhees, Cedar Waxwings and Robins. 
Qty:
(25)  15 gal   144.00 
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(2)  15 gal   144.00 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Neviusia cliftonii  Shasta Snow Wreath  Mt. Shasta 
A delicate and uncommon deciduous shrub 6-8 ft. tall with a delicate white flower, the Shasta Snow Wreath was only discovered by western civilization in 1992. Good for dappled shade and north-facing slopes; prefers limestone soil. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Oemleria cerasiformis  Osoberry   
This deciduous shrub produces buckets of berries with a mild apricot flavor and large seeds. A proud member of the native habitat garden. Osoberry are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed. They grow to about five-foot in California and can reach 15-foot tree proportions in Oregon or maybe with extra water in CA. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   14.00 

Philadelphus lewisii  Mock Orange   
Deciduous shrub with sweetly fragrant white flowers. Large vase shape. This species is native to California's northern mountainous regions. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   14.00 

Physocarpus capitatus 'Siskiyou Beauty'  Ninebark   
Deciduous shrub between 3-8 feet tall, with rich green foliage and a white rose flower, likes garden water but will thrive on north-facing slopes without. 
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   26.00 

Prunus illicifolia  Islais Cherry   
This wonderful and local species (see the old-school population on San Francisco's Bayview Hill) grows evergreen up to 12 feet or more, making a lovely and hardy, bird-friendly, drought-tolerant hedge. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(16)  2 gal   25.00 

Prunus illicifolia ssp. lyonii  Catalina Cherry   
From the Channel Islands, a tall, robust form of the Islais cherry. Grows to 40 feet or more. Large and dark and shiny leaves and long panicles of white flowers on this Catalina Island native tree. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 
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(1)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

Prunus virginiana ssp. demissa  Western Chokecherry   
Showy pollinator-friendly flowers & fruit for the birds on a deciduous shrub. Found near ravines where there is a little more groundwater. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   35.00 
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(1)  7 gal   50.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   70.00 
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(1)  2 gal   22.00 

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Quercus berberidifolia  California Scrub Oak   
Semi-evergreen shrub sized oak that fits in your garden. 10'+, drought is a-ok! 
Qty:
(7)  5 gal   37.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case'  Coffeeberry   
A compact coastal cultivar of this excellent evergreen shrub. Clean green glossy leaves & berries for wildlife. Usually makes a 5-foot mound. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   42.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'  Coffeeberry  San Mateo Co. 
Smaller leaves and a more dense compact habit than the common wild form. 3-7 feet high (perhaps double that) and wider than tall. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   40.00 
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(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Seaview'  Dwarf Coffeeberry   
Low growing form to 2 feet high and twice as wide. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 
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(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   12.00 

Rhamnus purshiana  Cascara Sagrada   
Large deciduous shrub to 15' or small tree to 30' with handsome leaves reminiscent of Alders, inconspicuous flowers which are attractive to butterflies and berries that birds relish. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   85.00 

Rhus integrifolia  Lemonadeberry  Coastal So. Cal. 
Glossy evergreen glosssy leafed shrub 3-10 foot tall and wide, compared to Rhus ovata, this one does better in coastal conditions but still drought tolerant. The fruit makes a nice lemonade flavored extract. 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Ribes divaricatum  Spreading Gooseberry   
Very prickly, nice fall color. Edible berries, likes slightly dry part shade, tolerates seasonal flooding and is summer dormant. Great for under oaks or edge of garden; do not put on walkways.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Christy Ridge'  Chapparal Currant  Santa Cruz Island 
Best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun loving than sanguineum. Light pink flowered selection with profuse bloom. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(3)  7 gal   65.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels'  Chapparal Currant  Santa Cruz Island 
Best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun loving than sanguineum. Light pink flowered selection from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has a long blooming period and longer flower tassels. 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Ribes malvaceum 'Montara Rose'  Chapparal Currant  Montara Mountain 
This flowering currant has deep ruby flowers and grows more densely to six feet - more tolerant of sun and drought. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   0.00 

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Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum  Flowering Currant  San Francisco 
A spectacular deciduous shrub that blooms in February with long pink tassels, flowering currant can reach 10 feet tall and wide. It loves both sun and shade, grows quickly, and ranks among the most easy and adaptable favorites in the garden for both man and bird. This batch was propagated from local San Francisco stock. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum  Flowering Currant   
A spectacular deciduous shrub that blooms in February with long pink tassels, flowering currant can reach 10 feet tall and wide. It loves both sun and shade, grows quickly, and ranks among the most easy and adaptable favorites in the garden for both man and bird. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   43.00 

Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum 'White Icicle'     
Gorgeous white-blooming selection from British Columbia with a 6-foot tall and wide habit, tolerates sun or shade, winter-deciduous but among the very first plants to bloom in January or February. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Ribes speciosum 'Rana Creek'  Fuchsia Flowered Gooseberry   
A gorgeous woodland plant with fuchsia-style flowers, this mid-size shrub is quite thorny and thus makes an excellent "green fence" for keeping neighborhood dogs and children out of the garden. Also a hummingbird magnet. 4-6' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Rosa californica     
Gets big & spreads with sun & water on creek banks. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Rosa gymnocarpa  Wood Rose   
Fine texture, small leaf, much smaller & not invasive like Rosa californica. Usually no more that 2 feet high in dry shade under Oaks. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   14.00 

Rosa minutifolia  Baja Rose   
A rare far southern species with tiny, delicate, almost feathery leaves and fragrant pink blooms. 2' by 5' when mature, much more drought tolerant than other native roses. Clay tolerant. Extirpated in San Diego, it only remains in Baja in the wild where it drops it's leaves in the dry season but it blooms almost constantly with irrigation. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Rosa woodsii var. ultramontane  Mountain Rose   
Small flowers in clusters. AKA Pearhip Rose or Woods Rose 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Rubus parviflorus  Thimbleberry   
Big, thornless 3-4 foot rangy beautiful soft-stemmed blackberry relative for moist fertile conditions but happy with just a bit of water & shade or sun on the coast. Large maple-leaves drop in winter leaving a rich twiggy texture. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Rubus spectabilis var. franciscana  Salmonberry  Bay Area 
A gorgeous deciduous shrub from a vigorous rhizome, salmonberry forms a thicket 6 ft. tall with reddish leaves and delicious edible fruit. Often found at streamsides; needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   30.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   65.00 

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Rubus ursinus  California Blackberry   
Photo is another species. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 

Salix exigua  Sandbar Willow   
A deciduous shrub with a narrow silvery white leaf; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. Spreads vigorously with underground runners, so much that we've renamed it 'California Bamboo'. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix laevigata  Red Willow  Peninsula 
A deciduous shrub with a narrower leaf than its local cousins; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(16)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Salix lasiolepis  Arroyo Willow  San Francisco 
An abundant and highly variable shrub to small tree of no more than 25 ft., common in seeps and springs, meadows, marshes, and other wet places. Attractive catkins in late winter, lovely lush foliage follows. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   200.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 

Salix lucida  Shining Willow  San Francisco 
Can get fairly large compared to Arroyo Willow. Up to 35 feet tall. Bright green leaves, red & yellow stems. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   130.00 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal   35.00 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(13)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia 'Allen Chickering'  Allen Chickering's Sage   
The favorite S. clevlandii hybrid of Nevin Smith and other discerning horticulturalists, Allen Chickering grows at least 4 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide with a bounty of blossoms in brilliant blue. 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(5)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(24)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(10)  4" pot   6.00 

Salvia 'Dara's Choice'  cultivar of Sonoma sage   
'Dara's Choice' is likely S. sonomensis x S. clevelandii. Grows with an arching habit to 3 feet high and 6 feet wide, an excellent bloomer. Bright green leaves, striking blue flower. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(7)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Salvia apiana  White Sage  So. Cal. 
Silver foliage with a strong and wonderful scent, small white flowers on dramatic tall stalks. Once prized by native Americans for burning as ceremonial incense in "smudge rituals." 
Qty:
(217)  1 gram   0.25 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(215)  1 gram   7.00 

Salvia brandegei  Brandegee Sage  Santa Rosa Island 
Similar to our local Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) but with smaller green leaves and beautiful blue flowers; also has a very pleasant citrus like sent. 
Qty:
(18)  5" tree band   7.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia clevelandii  Cleveland's sage   
An upright evergreen shrub to 3 or 4 feet, with silvery-green leaves and a showy blue flower display in summer, this drought-tolerant hummingbird magnet was named for the western botanist Daniel Cleveland, not for the city in Ohio. The wonderful fragrance of its foliage hits you at twenty paces. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   38.00 

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Salvia clevelandii 'Baja Blue'     
Handsome, compact clevelandii selection with showy deep violet flowers, reddish stems and a sweet fragrance to about 3 feet high and wide. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 

Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'  Winifred Gilman Sage   
Handsome, compact clevelandii selection with showy deep violet flowers, reddish stems and a sweet fragrance to about 3 feet high and wide. 
Qty:
(14)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   14.00 

Salvia leucophylla  Purple Sage  Los Angeles 
Nice shrub with silver leaves and deep purple bloom gets about 5' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia leucophylla 'Figueroa'     
Silver fragrant leaves and pinkish purple flowers! 3' tall by 6' wide. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia mellifera  Black sage   
Hardy, wind- and drought-tolerant, this is the Bay Area's local sage from hot inland areas and grows to about 3 feet. 
Qty:
(5)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Salvia mellifera 'Sweet Honey'  Black sage  Monterey Co. 
A 3-4' tall x 4-6' wide mounding shrub with dense green, sweetly frangrant leaves and white early summer flowers. Selected for it's flavor. Likes full sun and good drainage with very little summer watering. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Sambucus racemosa  Red Elderberry   
Very fast growing wetland shrub to 20 ft. Can be cut to the ground annually to keep neat appearance. Great very close to a water feature where it can dip its roots into the water. Large umbels of white flowers followed by stunning red berries which are poisonous to people but loved by birds. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

Spiraea densiflora  Low Spiraea   
This is the low form (to 3 ft. tall) of the elegant shrub with luminscent reddish-green leaves and a robust fluffy rose-colored bloom. Needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Spiraea douglasii  Spiraea  Tilden Botanical Garden 
Named after the Greek for "shrub," this is the Platonic ideal of the form: 3-6 ft. tall with lustrous reddish-green deciduous leaves and an upright bloom of rose-colored racemes densly flowered. Found in moist, rocky areas including serpentine. Needs garden water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   35.00 

Styrax officionalis  Snowbell Bush   
Small delicate deciduous tree/shrub with fragrant snowdrop blossoms. Looks similar to Cercis/Redbud in leaf. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   45.00 

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Symphoricarpos albus.  Snowberry  Tilden Park 
Such an adaptable plant, this small shrub is perfect for filling in the background, but actually very charming in the foreground too. Foliage looks shimmering and delicate, yet stands up to tough conditions. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis  Creeping Snowberry   
Local species, low growing ground cover. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   75.00 

Symphoricarpos mollis var. acutus   Trailing Snowberry   
This northern & Sierra species has a very spreading habit and a little different look with a pointy leaf (AKA Sharp-leaf Snowberry) and red stems in a flat laying fishbone pattern. This is a vigorous spreader with six-foot trailing shoots, give it room. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   0.00 

Toxicodendron diversilobum  Poison Oak   
Great habitat plant, adaptable and handsome... but most people are highly allergic to it. Too bad. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   6.00 

Yucca brevifolia  Joshua Tree   
Desert tree yucca. Full of character but slow and tricky to grow. 
Qty:
(1)     65.00 

Yucca whipplei  Our Lord's Candle   
A rosette of long succulent pointed leaves up to three feet long. The bloom shows it is a lily relative. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   65.00 

Native Trees



 

Abies concolor  White Fir   
Can grow to 200 feet tall from Western mountains above 3,000 ft. Needs summer water. Popular as a Christmas tree. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

Acer circinatum  Vine Maple   
4 to 20 ft. tall. Likes partial shade. Very similar to Japanese Maple. Fall color and spring flush color varies for each individual. 
Qty:
(1)  45 gal   525.00 
Qty:
(3)  10 gal   130.00 

Acer negundo  Box Elder   
Multistem shrub or small tree, 6-18 ft. high. Moist to fairly dry slopes and canyons. 
Qty:
(8)  15 gal   130.00 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   40.00 

Aesculus californica  California Buckeye  East Alameda Co. 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white fragrant flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant but thrives where it can tap into groundwater. Full sun or part shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch. Buckeyes have the tendency to drop their leaves in July with drought, but they leaf out early and gorgeously. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Aesculus californica.  California Buckeye  San Bruno Mountain 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(22)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 
Qty:
(16)  10" tree band   14.00 

Aesculus californica....  California Buckeye  San Francisco 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   125.00 

Alnus rhombifolia  White Alder   
A fast-growing tree to 50-80 feet, white alder thrives in riparian zones and other wet habitats, esp. after logging or a fire. The roots fix nitrogen in the soil, making this a valuable member of the ecosystem. White alder wood is valuable for timber and often used for interior finishing, also to smoke meats and fish. 
Qty:
(2)  45 gal   500.00 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   250.00 

Calocedrus decurrens  Incense Cedar   
A large, fragrant, and beautiful evergreen tree that thrives in serpentine and other low-nutrient soils. Foliage can remain all the way to the ground, so it makes a beautiful large soft-edged hedge if you hand-clip back to the brown stems to shape. Shearing doesn't look right given the coarse open angular texture of the foliage and will cause the tips to turn brown for a while till they recover. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   110.00 
Qty:
(8)  5 gal   35.00 

Cercocarpus betuloides  Mountain mahogany   
Large shrub to a small tree. Generally a chapparal component but I've seen one thrive next to a lawn for decades becoming a nice patio tree. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   45.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

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Cupressus goveniana  Gowen Cypress  Pacific Grove 
15' to 30' tall with a rich lemony fragrance, Gowen Cypress grows in scattered populations alongside the native Monterey Cypress in Monterrey, and in Mendocino, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   8.00 

Cupressus guadalupensis 'Greenlee's Blue Rocket'  'Greenlee's Blue Rocket' Tecate Cypress  Guadalupe Island, Baja 
Dense silver foliage grows tall and narrow, perhaps to 45' high and only 6 or 8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(24)  5 gal   40.00 

Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash   
A lovely tree, 30-75 feet tall, often found streamside and the anchor of numerous plant communities, with lush green leaves in the spring and summer followed by beautiful fall color. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   85.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Fruit: Persimmon Chocolate  Chocolate Persimmon, Fruit   
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

Lavatera assurgentiflora  Island Bush Mallow   
Fast-growing, many-branched tree covered with bright pink blossoms (pinker than the picture) throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet.Similar to Malacothamnus The name has been changed to Malva assurgentiflora. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(23)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   14.00 

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius  Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood   
20-30 foot tall, 15 feet wide tree with red peeling bark and large thick fern-like leaves. Large clusters of flat-topped white flowers in early summer. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   165.00 

Pinus contorta ssp. contorta  Shore Pine  Mendocino 
A wind-sculpted beauty. Nice for a large bonsai subject. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal   130.00 

Pinus ponderosa  Ponderosa Pine   
Big, classic Sierra Pine. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   22.00 

Platanus racemosa  Western sycamore  Cull Canyon 
Fast-growing deciduous tree, often found in riparian zones. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal   28.00 

Populus tremuloides  Quaking Aspen   
Aspen grows in montane habitats throughout the country, and needs cold to display its famous autumn color. Fast-growing, midsized handsome tree. Requires ample water. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   20.00 

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Quercus chrysolepis  Canyon Live Oak or Goldencup Oak  Bay Area 
The goldencup, a mid-sized oak usually less than 50 feet tall, has gorgeous leaves dusted underneath with gold, and nice fat acorns nestled in wooly bowl-shaped caps.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   65.00 

Quercus douglasii  Blue oak   
The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   25.00 

Quercus garryana breweri  brewers white oak   
Dwarf form of the White oak; reaches 15' high and wide, very slow growing. Great for a bird garden. Beautiful dark green/grey leaves which turn yellow in the fall; this variety is deciduous. Drought tolerant; takes full to part sun, likes well drained soil.  
Qty:
(8)  2 gal   27.00 

Quercus lobata  Valley oak   
The oak of the central valley, foothills in the South Bay, and anywhere their roots can get into groundwater. The most water-tolerant oak. Huge (80'+), and becomes twisted with age like it's decorating a 'haunted house'. Soft deciduous leaves, no prickles! 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 
Qty:
(1)  36" box   1.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   15.00 
Qty:
(6)  15 gal   130.00 

Quercus wislizenii  Interior live oak  Mendocino Co 
Similar to Coast Live Oak, for hotter, drier areas. Slow growing to 50'. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Sequoia sempervirens  Coast Redwood   
The giants of the coast, redwoods like some moisture and respond well to pruning, 
Qty:
(13)  36" box   1,000.00 
Qty:
(1)  25 gal   350.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   40.00 

Sequoiadendron giganteum  Sierra Bigtree   
These Redwoods make enormous tree trunks in the Sierra foothills. Not as tall as Coast Redwoods but more massive. 
Qty:
(2)  24" box   350.00 

Torreya californica  California Nutmeg  Tilden 
A California endemic, this slow-growing tree puts on about a foot a year (up to 140 feet) with horizontal branches and aromatic wood. The seeds were a highly esteemed foodstuff of California Indians and will attract numerous birds and other wildlife. Torreya are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   0.00 

Native Vines



 

Aristolochia californica  Pipevine   
Deciduous vine with lush tropical-looking foliage, the exclusive host plant for caterpillars of the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. Sun to shade. Stems up to 12ft. long. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

Galvezia speciosa 'Boca Rosa'  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant vine or ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(19)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker'  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers.

The cultivar 'Boca Rosa' has bright green leaves and is more vigorous, can be trained as a vine up a chain link fence, 'Firecracker' has more silvery leaves and grows as a tall groundcover in dry sunny settings. Drought tolerant. The name has recently been changed to Gambelina. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(3)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   35.00 

Lonicera hispidula  California Honeysuckle  San Francisco 
Grows as a creeping, understory plant similar to symphoricarpos in dry shade or can grow up as a tall vine with age or water. Nice reddish leaves. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  4" pot   8.00 

Marah fabaceus  Manroot  Marin 
Our native gourd, this deciduous vine comes up with the rains and coils up fences and shrubs, flowering white and eventually forming large, spiky ball-like (inedible) fruits. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 

Ribes viburnifolium  Catalina Perfume  Catalina Island 
More of a groundcover than a vine but distinct from all the shrub form Ribes. Glossy green leaves thrive in dry shade. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   22.00 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal   14.00 

Vicia americana  American Vetch  San Francisco 
Vine that thrives with no care, makes a nice pink flower. Good bank cover mix. 
Qty:
(1)     6.00 

Vitis californica x vinifera 'Roger's Red'  Wild Grape   
A fabulous hybrid selection of the fast-growing California wild grape, 'Roger's Red' puts on the most spectacular show of fall foliage. The grapes are small and seedy but packed with flavor. Birds adore them and will flock to this plant. Train it up a fence or into a tree, or let it scramble horizontally to make a good seasonal groundcover and excellent quail habitat. Deciduous. Genetic tests have shown this is a cross between our native grape and the European wine grape cultivar 'Alicante Bouschet', a teinturier cultivar with red flesh. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Native Grasses



 

Agrostis exarata  Spike Bentgrass  Lake County 
A dainty short lived perennial normally growing on river banks with an attractive seed head. Reseeds readily. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(79)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   10.00 

Agrostis pallens Bronze Form  Bronze Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(13)  10" tree band   8.00 

Bouteloua gracilis  Blue Grama   
Warm season bunchgrass sometimes called eyelash grass. 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   0.00 

Bromus carinatus  California Brome   
 
Qty:
(39)  3" rose pot   2.00 

Calamagrostis foliosa  Leafy Reedgrass  North Coast 
Showy plumes on a clean looking bunch grass - foliage is a striking textural deep blue green with seasonal red tinging. Occurs on north coast sandstone, serpentine and pine forests. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(59)  5" tree band   6.00 

Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass   
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(31)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(44)  2" rose pot   2.50 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   12.00 

Carex barbarae  Santa Barbara Sedge  East Bay 
Big clumper that grows in creeks. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda  Berkeley Sedge  Grizzly Peak 
A true Berkeley Sedge. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(10)  3" rose pot   5.00 

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Carex nudata  Torrent Sedge   
Large clumping grass that grows in the middle of streams. It doesn't need to be in water. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 

Carex obnupta  Slough Sedge  Humboldt 
Very large upright clumping wetland sedge. 2' tall or more, great for wildlife habitat. 
Qty:
(22)  1 gal   10.00 

Carex pansa  Pacific Dune Sedge  Asilomar 
One of the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn. More of a wild meadow, it looks best unmowed with water twice per month, but trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year keeps it more tidy. Click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. Works well for irrigated rooftop gardens. A David Amme selection. 1.75 plugs per square foot at 10-inch triangular spacing for good one season coverage; planting a larger size will allow wider spacing. Also read this indepth article by David Amme. For shipping, please add one shipping box (see below) per 200 plugs; this is 3-day UPS and it can't ship over the weekend, so orders will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.  
Qty:
(10)  200 plug tray   350.00 
Qty:
(28)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(21)  tray deposit   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  plug   1.75 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   11.00 

Carex pansa  Dune Sedge   
One of the most popular sedges for creating a wild 'lawn'. Looks best unmowed with occasional water, click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. A David Amme selection. 
Qty:
(8000)  D40   3.20 

Carex pansa  Pacific Dune Sedge  Asilomar 
One of the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn. More of a wild meadow, it looks best unmowed with water twice per month, but trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year keeps it more tidy. Click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. Works well for irrigated rooftop gardens. A David Amme selection. 1.75 plugs per square foot at 10-inch triangular spacing for good one season coverage; planting a larger size will allow wider spacing. Also read this indepth article by David Amme. For shipping, please add one shipping box (see below) per 200 plugs; this is 3-day UPS and it can't ship over the weekend, so orders will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.  
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(200)  1 gal   12.38 

Carex praegracilis  Tiburon Field Sedge  Marin 
The Tiburon variety is a recent selection with stiffer leaves and a slightly glaucus ornamental look. 
Qty:
(94)  shipping box   57.14 

Danthonia californica  California Oat Grass   
This grass is a sleeper. You might think it's a bit ratty & odd but it is tough & consistent and takes traffic easily. The clumps grow slowly with leaves that lay down flat so no need to mow other than the flower heads when they dry. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa  Tufted Hairgrass  Presidio, SF 
Local San Francisco form of the gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. The color on this selection is effervescent, even sublime. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal   10.50 

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Navaro'  Prostrate Hairgrass  Navaro River 
An uncommon prostrate form that takes foot traffic well and doesn't need mowing because it lays down on the ground. 
Qty:
(119)  5" tree band   5.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa.  Tufted Hairgrass   
A gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

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Distichlis spicata  Salt Grass  San Francisco 
Looks and acts like Bermuda Grass with vigorous spreading rhizomes. Tolerates foot traffic, salt water and fresh water innundation, clay and probably dog pee. The strongly pattered leaves are eye catching. 
Qty:
(6)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Eleocharis macrostachya  Pale Spikerush   
The Pale Spikerush, AKA Common Spikerush, Creeping Spike Rush, Wire Grass is a wetland species from the edges of freshwater lakes, brackish marshes and ponds, ditches, vernal pools, and wet meadows. It can grow as tall as 4-foot six inches. Creeping spikerush has a moderately high protein content in the spring and good digestibility. The tops are heavily grazed by both livestock and big game animals, especially after the seeds have ripened. It produces nesting cover for waterfowl and ducks eat the seeds and geese graze the shoots. 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 

Elymus californicus  California Bottlebrush Grass  Bay Area 
Elymus californicus spreads slightly from the base and has a tall delicate reflexing spike that gives it the bottlebrush name. It does well in dry shade under Redwoods, Douglas Fir, Oaks, and generally shady sites with filtered light. Don't overwater. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   12.00 

Elymus glaucus  Blue Wild Rye   
Tough, useful restoration species but doesn't do well in pots and is a short lived bunchgrass. 
Qty:
(39)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(12)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Equisetum arvense  Common Horsetail   
This one makes fluffy quills like a horse tail. _call ahead item not kept on site_ 
Qty:
(5)  4" pot   6.00 

Equisetum scirpoides  Miniature Horsetail   
Miniature species from northern forests. Use only in a pot in wetland situations, it will spread and take over in the ground. 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   7.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   10.00 

Festuca californica  California Fescue   
Classic California bunchgrass for under oaks, sun or part shade are fine, dry is fine. 2' clumps of blue green. 
Qty:
(98)  plug   1.35 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   10.50 

Festuca californica 'Blue form'  Silver-blue California Fescue   
Slightly more silvery-blue form with purple stems. A robust and drought-tolerant bunchgrass, great for dancing down lightly shaded slopes. 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Festuca idahoensis  Idaho Fescue   
A useful and attractive fine textured densely tufted bunchgrass. Idaho Fescue is the dominant grass of many coastal meadows from the SF Bay area, north and in the mountains of the west. 
Qty:
(100)  shipping box   40.00 

Festuca idahoensis 'Warren Peak'  Idaho Fescue  Palm Springs 
Nice fine textured blue selection. 
Qty:
(9)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.50 

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Festuca rubra 'Molate Blue'  Molate Blue Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
This is the registered cultivar from Conservaseed. It is a more uniform, bunchy fescue which develops a silvery blue color with drought. Better winter growth, more blue, taller. 
Qty:
(100)  tray deposit   5.00 

Festuca rubra 'Point Molate'  Molate Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
The Point Molate form of red fescue is more drought tolerant than typical Red Fescue, more silvery blue colored with a bit wider, more upright leaf and starts growing earlier in the winter rather than waiting for spring. This is an excellent lawn alternative. Looks better tall so if you mow, do it in March when it can still recover for a natural look. 
Qty:
(94)  shipping box   40.00 
Qty:
(96)  plug   1.35 

Glyceria striata  Fowl Mannagrass   
A common, spreading grass from 2-3 feet tall for wet places. The genus name is Greek for "sweet," from the taste of the grain. 
Qty:
(36)  5" tree band   5.00 

Hierochloe occidentalis  Vanilla Grass  Bay Area 
Deep Redwood forest bunch grass with wide fragrant green leaves which does well in deep organic soils in the shade of conifers with slightly dry soils. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(9)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. californicum  California Meadow Barley   
Compared to Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, this species is a little more blue color, likes more dry conditions though it'll take some innundation, has longer awns (hairs) on the flowers with a lighter flower color. 
Qty:
(10)  1 lb. seed   90.00 

Juncus patens  Rush   
Common clumping wetland grass although it does fine without water given reasonably deep soil it makes nice evergreen clumps to 2 feet. 
Qty:
(68)  1 gal   8.00 

Juncus patens 'Elk Blue'  Blue Rush   
Handsome blue-leaved selection of this common clumping wetland grass although it does fine without water given reasonably deep soil it makes nice evergreen clumps to 2 feet. 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 

Juncus sp  Rush   
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(8)  10" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(109)  1 gal   10.00 

Juncus textilis  Basket Rush   
Huge grasslike Rush that looks like a Bulrush. Likes water and sun. Important element of Native American basketry in California. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   6.00 

Koeleria macrantha  June Grass  Bay Area 
A medium-size bunchgrass with an effervescent habit -- the light-green blades seem to lift themselves into the breeze. Lovely seedheads are held tight, like stalks of wheat. A local, desirable, beautiful, highly emblematic Bay Area grass. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   5.00 
Qty:
(10)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot   2.00 

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Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'  Canyon Prince Giant Wild Rye   
Very large spreading grass; can become invasive. Great for naturalizing and crowding out non-native weeds. Sand-lover. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

Leymus mollis  Beach grass   
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Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(87)  9" tree band   8.00 

Leymus triticoides  Creeping Wildrye   
Big bold spreading grass with blue-green leaf but this selection is more green. Good for bio-swales and filling in large areas. 
Qty:
(5)  bare root   5.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(1000)  bare root   1.10 

Melica bulbosa  Bulbous Oniongrass  Bay Area 
A rhizomatous form of the beautiful CA oniongrass. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rain. Fresh growth makes a fine-textured clump.  
Qty:
(11)  1 gal   12.00 

Melica californica  Oniongrass  Bay Area 
My favorite grass. Glistens in the sun and dances in the breeze. Likes sun and sharp draining rocky soils, and will go dormant in summer but still has an attractive golden silvery seed heads until the rains. Fresh growth makes a beautiiful fine textured clump.  
Qty:
(111)  plug   1.38 
Qty:
(11)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(50)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Melica imperfecta  Coast Range Oniongrass   
A densely tufted perennial bunchgrass with luscious new growth in spring leading to gorgeous silvery inflorescence. Good for erosion control and once an important forage for elk (but most good native stands now wiped out by overgrazing). 
Qty:
(2)  5" tree band   5.00 
Qty:
(45)  plug   1.35 

Melica torreyana  Torrey's Melic  East Bay 
Sprawling shade grass, whose sparkling flowers are often seen gracing steep trailsides. 
Qty:
(14)  2" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Muhlenbergia asperifolia  Scratchgrass Muhly   
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. 
Qty:
(14)  4" pot   5.00 

Muhlenbergia richardsonii  Meadow Muhly  Sierra 
Fine textured with the stems & flowers laying down, great for a rock garden and makes a beautiful uniform spreading meadow. It's winter leaves take on an attractive purple color which fills in green in the spring. A unique grass. Warm season grower. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   0.00 

Muhlenbergia rigens  Deer Grass   
Large clumping grass makes balls of leaves to 3 feet and spikes of flowers beyond. Generally occurs near water but drought tolerant in gardens. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   20.00 
Qty:
(41)  1 gal   10.00 
Qty:
(33)  2" rose pot   2.50 

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Nassella lepida  Foothill Needle Grass   
This species is smaller than Purple Needle grass, more suitable for a small garden. Beatiful shimmering in the wind, backlit. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Nassella pulchra.  Purple Needle Grass   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   6.00 
Qty:
(31)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Scirpus californicus  Tule  Briones 
Large Bullrush to six feet tall, of the tule fogs & marshes of the Central Valley and any CA pond or wet container. 
Qty:
(9)  2 gal   18.00 
Qty:
(139)  bare root   12.00 
Qty:
(138)  bare root   5.00 

Scirpus cernuus  Fiberoptic Grass   
 
Qty:
(16)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(6)  5" tree band   5.00 

Sod: Agrostis pallens  Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(95)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(824)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(100)  sod installation   500.00 

Sod: Bioswale Blend  Bioswale Sod   
A combination of coarse- and medium-bladed grasses, ideal for roadsides, bioswales, and other environmental mitigation areas. This blend includes Hordeum californicum and H. brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate' and Nassella pulchra. Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(100)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1760)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(30)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Coastal Select  Coastal Select Sod   
A premium soft grass with rich color of emerald green. Includes Deschampsia elongata, Koelaria macrantha, and Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(888)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(99)  sod delivery   60.00 

Sod: Fescue Blend  Fescue Blend Sod   
A low-maintenance complement to natural landscapes, this versatile grass can be mowed for an "alternative lawn" look, or left unmowed for more of a wild meadow. Includes Festuca idahoensis, F. occidentalis, and F.rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(60)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 
Qty:
(98)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1009)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sod: Heartland Combo  Heartland Combo Sod   
A combination of medium- and fine-bladed grasses, this sod can tolerate moist soil conditions. Includes Nassella cernua and N. pulchra, Hordeum californicum, and Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate.' Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(100)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

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Sod: Heritage Mix  Heritage Mix Sod   
The complex beauty of native grasses are showcased in this fine-textured mix. Includes Koelaria macrantha, Festuca rubra 'Pt. Molate,' Nassella cernua and Nassella pulchra. Sold in 2' x 5' rolls; easy to install. 
Qty:
(99)  sod delivery   60.00 
Qty:
(1800)  sq. ft. sod   4.00 

Sporobolus airoides  Alkali Sacaton   
Grows in alkalai seeps and makes big fascinating feathery flower heads. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(2)  9" tree band   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(3)  5" tree band   5.00 

Triglochin maritima  Seaside Arrowgrass   
Brackish or fresh water wetland plant with bizzare tentacle-like flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   0.00 

veggie: Canna  Canna   
Qty:
(8)  1 gal   15.00 

veggie: Phyla edulis  Aztec Sweet Herb   
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   10.00 

Native Ferns



 

Athyrium filix-femina  Lady Fern   
Beautiful bright green deciduous fern that requires lots of moisture & shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Blechnum spicant  Deer Fern   
Small redwood forest species with dark hard textural foliage that lays flat and curious fertile fronds that stick straight up. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   14.00 

Polypodium californicum  California Polypody  Bay Area 
Summer deciduous, the fronds dry up and blow away, then it's the first thing to leaf out with the fall rains. Spreading by rhizomes, can grow in cracks of stone walls and cliffs forming a thick root mass on the surface. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   7.00 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Polystichum munitum  Sword Fern   
A rugged and robust evergreen fern 2-4 feet tall with numerous fronds, common in damp woodlands below 2500 ft. Easy, beautiful, and bold in the garden. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   26.00 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   14.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   10.00 

Bulbs, Iris & Lilies



 

Allium unifolium  One-leaf Onion  Coast Ranges 
One of the most striking of the California native onions, Allium unifolium produces dense heads of clear pink flowers from late Spring to mid-Summer. It is found in the wild only in the Coast Ranges. The long, thick rhizomes that grow annually from these bulbs are very unusual for North American species (also happens with A. glandulosum and A. rhizomatum, which are nonetheless not closely related). 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(28)  5" tree band   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Dichelostemma capitatum  Blue Dicks  San Rafael 
Gorgeous summer dry grassland bulb, these bloom earlier than Tritelieia. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot   10.00 
Qty:
(35)  2" rose pot   3.00 

Disporum hookeri  Fairy Bells   
Our local species, fairly common on moist north hillsides with Smilacina and Trillium. Disporum has been changed to Prosartes. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   16.00 

Disporum smithii  Fairy Bells   
This has a larger flower than hookeri. Probably needs more moisture. Disporum has been changed to Prosartes. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   16.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris  Presidio, San Francisco 
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris propagated from local stock in San Francisco's Presidio. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   25.00 

Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal   12.00 

Lilium humboltii  Humbolt Lily   
This species looks similar to the common Leopard lily but it's more drought tolerant and can get quite large. 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   10.00 

Lilium parryi  Lemon Lily   
A rare fragrant beauty. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   18.00 

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Trillium albidum  White Wake Robin   
This is a nice creamy white species, as large as Chloropetalum. The flowers are fragrant like a rose. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   112.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   16.50 

Trillium chloropetalum  Giant Wake Robin   
A remarkable lily for the woodland setting.

note: all the Trilliums were divided and measured on December 12, 2012 - price is $50/inch (average of length and width of bulb. A 1-inch bulb should bloom nicely with a few stalks, a half inch bulb probably wqon't bloom for a years or two. They take at least 7 years from seed to bloom. The oldest mother plants are about 25 years old; I counted the rings. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   102.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   96.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   87.50 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   77.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   71.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   66.50 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   104.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   100.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   83.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   52.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   41.50 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   44.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   31.50 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   31.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   21.00 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   22.50 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot   16.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   33.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   18.50 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   12.50 
Qty:
(1)  5" tree band   18.50 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   29.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   27.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   23.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   22.50 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot   21.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   19.00 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   14.50 
Qty:
(68)  2" rose pot   10.00 
Qty:
(23)  2" rose pot   8.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   7.00 

Trillium ovataum  Western Wake Robin  Santa Cruz Mountains 
From seed. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   14.50 

Triteleia laxa  Ithuriel's Spear   
Gorgeous blue summer flowers from an edible bulb. This is authentic local stock salvaged from a construction site near Dolores Park (San Francisco) just ahead of the bulldozers. Triteleia are best to dig when dormant in early fall but they can be transplanted with some soil in winter when the roots are short and the leaves begin to shoot. Call for availability and details. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   4.00 

Zigadenus fremontii  Death Camas  San Francisco 
 
Qty:
(13)  2" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(6)  3" rose pot   5.00 

Native Annuals



 

Bowlesia incana  Hoary Parsley-vine   
Interesting little annual in the carrot family, Bowlesia grows on seasonally moist well drained shady slopes and makes a lovely red color as it dries out. Often found with Galium and Maidenhair Ferns. Edible and can be weedy in moist shaded places. 
Qty:
(40)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Camissonia cheiranthifolia  Beach Evening Primrose   
Low growing sand-loving perennial with bright yellow flowers that fade to orangish tones. 
Qty:
(6)  1 oz. seed   38.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   23.00 

Clarkia davyi  Trailing Farewell to Spring  Peninsula 
Trailing coastal bluff species of this late-spring blooming annual - good for hanging baskets. 
Qty:
(5)  seed packet   10.00 
Qty:
(17)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  six-pack   3.00 
Qty:
(2)  six-pack   3.00 

Clarkia rubicunda  Farewell to Spring   
An easy and fast-growing annual with a late and prolific bloom. This great variety gives deep pink color and grows bushy in good soil. 
Qty:
(3)  seed packet   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   40.00 
Qty:
(18)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   2.50 

Clarkia unguiculata  Elegant Clarkia  Colusa Co.  
Big lacy pink tongued flowers on an upright plant. An easy and fast-growing annual with a late and prolific bloom.  
Qty:
(29)  3" rose pot   4.00 

Claytonia parviflora  Miner's Lettuce  Bay Area 
Edible, shade annual, reseeds. As tasty as any grocery store lettuce. 
Qty:
(12)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Collinsia heterophylla  Chinese Houses   
Beautiful annual wildflower, easy from seed, blooms reliably in part shade. Spectacular flowers up to a foot tall will re-seed for a colorful and recurring display year after year. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   200.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Collomia grandiflora  Large-flowered Collomia   
Stunning peach/salmon/white phlox flowers on a tall annual for sunny meadows. 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot   1.00 
Qty:
(6)  six-pack   4.00 

Eschscholzia californica  California Poppy   
We usually have a couple on hand in case someone doesn't already have them. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 

Native Annuals continued...





 


Gilia capitata  Globe Gilia   
Beautiful blue flowers attract bees, reseeds readily. Can get up to 18 inches in fertile soil. 
Qty:
(2)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed   95.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(10)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Layia platyglossa  Tidy Tips  Colusa Co.  
Small yellow and white annual. 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   4.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(10)  six-pack   5.00 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(16)  3" rose pot   3.00 

Linum lewisii  Blue Flax   
Tall, almost grass-like light blue flowered annual - though it can live for years in our mild climate. About 18 inches high, this is very similar to the commercial flaxseed plant sold for it's healthy seed. The seeds are poisonous raw, but make a delicious super-food when cooked. 
Qty:
(27)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(115)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   8.00 
Qty:
(2)  seed packet   6.00 

Madia elegans ssp. densifolia  Showy Tarweed   
Called 'tar'weed for its sticky, bubblegum-scented sap. When happy, this gigantic (3 foot) annual is a tower of dozens of bright sunny daisies. Flowers in summer when many other annuals are dormant, and is a vital food source for pollinating insects. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Nemophila maculata  Five-spot   
Annual wildflower similar to Baby Blue-eyes but white with blue spots. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(6)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 lb. seed   125.00 

Nemophila menziesii  Baby Blue Eyes   
Easy carpets of baby-blue bliss for the bees. 
Qty:
(1)  seed   75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed   15.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/8 oz. seed   6.00 

Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima  Hooker's Evening Primrose   
Tall, vigorous, covered in yellow blossoms! This free-seeding freebooter comes up everywhere it wants to. Hummingbirds like it. AKA Oenothera hookeri 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed   25.00 

Phacelia malvifolia  Stinging Phacelia  Marin 
Annual with white flowers for mixed shade delights bumblebees and stings your fingers slightly. Easy, reseeds. 
Qty:
(8)  3" rose pot   3.00 
Qty:
(16)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Plantago erecta  California Plantain  Yolo Co. 
Small annual herb that likes serpentine soil. It can be found on grassy slopes or open woodland. Its leaves are needle-shaped, and the translucent flowers are clustered. This plant hosts the Edith's checkerspot butterfly.  
Qty:
(8)  2" rose pot   2.00 

Zeltnera davyi  Davy's Centaury   
 
Qty:
(6)  5" tree band   4.00 

Exotic Edible Species



 

berry: Fragaria 'Albion'  Albion Strawberry   
Selection from California farms is ever-bearing with very sweet fruit. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 

berry: Fragaria ananassa 'Elan'  Elan Strawberry   
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   8.00 

berry: Fragaria vesca 'Golden Alexandria'  Wood Strawberry  Europe 
Runnerless strawberry with unique Lime-gold foliage. Fruits from Summer till Fall. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

berry: Ribes rubrum   White Currant, berry   
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

berry: Ribes rubrum 'Red Lake'  Red Currant, berry   
 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   12.00 

berry: Vitis vinifera  Wine Grape, berry   
Rarely available reclaimed 40-year-old wine grape vines. 
Qty:
(3)  24" box   400.00 

berry: Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'  Thompson Seedless Table Grape, berry   
White seedless table grapes. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   35.00 

Campanula portenschlagiana  Dalmatian Bellflower   
Qty:
(13)  1/2 gal   8.00 

Chickens  Chickens   
 
Qty:
(1)     22.58 
Qty:
(3)     33.00 

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Crambe maritima     
Qty:
(2)  1 gal   6.00 

culinary sage     
 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal   12.00 

eggs  eggs   
Delicious nutritious eggs from our own flock of chickens. If you buy an egg from the grocery store, it comes from an abused chicken, guaranteed. Even free range, cage free and organic are abused terribly. Our birds are given organic feed and lots of weeds, bugs and worms which results in twice the nutritional value. 
Qty:
(70)     1.00 

fruit: Akebia quinata  Silver Bells, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   25.00 

fruit: Apple 'Golden Dorsett' Espalier  Golden Dorsett Apple, fruit   
Smallish fruited subtropical variety, evergreen in The Bahamas where the variety originated as a seedling from a Golden Delicious. Lowest chill, it will even work in a foggy neighborhood. Forms lots of fruiting spurs and fruits so heavily that it doesn't have time to grow large. Can make 3 crops a year.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    100 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very early
    Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  24" box   350.00 

fruit: Apricot 'Katy'  Katy Apricot, fruit   
Marginal in SF, but low chill and early. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    May 25 to June 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Aprium' Flavor Delight'  Flavor Delight Aprium, fruit   
On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    less than 300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful, but largest crops when pollenized by another apricot.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 3 to June 17
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   50.25 

fruit: Asian Pear 'Shinseiki'  Shinseiki Asian Pear, fruit   
On Calleryana
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    July 25 to August 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(4)  15 gal   59.75 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

fruit: Avocado 'Bacon'  Bacon Avocado, fruit   
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal   50.00 

fruit: Avocado 'Little Cado'  Little Cado Avocado, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   50.00 

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fruit: Avocado 'Mexicola'  Mexicola Avocado, fruit   
Slightly smaller version of the Mexicola Grande. Cold Hardy to 18F! High quality fruit with thin shiny black skin. Fruit Size 4 - 8 oz . Ripens August to October (our warm season). A - Type varieties have flowers that open as females on the first morning that then close that afternoon. The next afternoon the flowers open again but this time they are male. They shed pollen for a few hours and then the flower closes again, this time for good. more info  
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   230.00 

fruit: Avocado 'Stewart'  Stewart Mexicola Avocado, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   50.00 

fruit: Cherry 'Royal Lee'  Royal Lee Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Minnie Royal) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45�F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollination
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early
Harvest Season within fruit type
early
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal   85.00 

fruit: citrus, Blood Orange, 'Tarocco'  Tarocco Blood Orange, fruit   
Largest fruit among Blood oranges. Excellent tasting flesh is spotted red; orange skin. Vigorous open growth character. Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   137.00 

fruit: citrus, Citron, 'Buddha's Hand'  Buddha's Hand Citron, fruit   
Very unusual fingered fruit with a rich fragrance. We've seen them set fruit near Dolores Park. Use the rind in recipies calling for zest or to perfume a room. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   40.00 

fruit: citrus, Grapefruit, 'Oroblanco'  Oroblanco Grapefruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   45.00 

fruit: citrus, Lemon, Improved Meyer  Improved Meyer Lemon, fruit   
Good performer in cool climates. Thin skin, sweet flavor. SF favorite. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   45.00 

fruit: citrus, Lime, Calimansi  Calamondin, fruit   
 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   45.00 

fruit: citrus, Lime, Keiffer  Thai Lime, fruit   
 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   45.00 

fruit: citrus, Orange, 'Bouquet de Fleurs'  Bouquet de Fleurs Sour Orange, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal   45.00 

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fruit: citrus, Orange, 'Robertson Naval'  Robertson Naval Orange, fruit   
Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   137.00 

fruit: citrus, Orange, 'Trovita'  Trovita Orange, fruit   
Best orange for cooler climates. Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal   45.00 

fruit: Elaeagnus multiflora  Goumi, fruit   
 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   12.00 

fruit: Elaeagnus multiflora 'Sweet Scarlet'  Sweet Scarlet Goumi, fruit   
 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   25.00 

fruit: Fig 'Brown Turkey'  Brown Turkey Fig, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Fig 'Desert King'  Desert King Fig, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Fig 'Violeta de Bordeux'  Violeta de Bordeux Fig, fruit   
 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal   45.00 

fruit: Goji Berry  Goji Berry, fruit   
Chinese super-food related to tomatoes. 
Qty:
(6)  2 gal   16.00 

fruit: Morus nigra, 'Pakistan Bush'  Pakistan Bush Mulberry, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  15 gal   125.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   50.00 

fruit: Nectarine 'Arctic Star'  Arctic Star Nectarine, fruit   
White subacid Nectarine. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 8 to June 25
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal   63.85 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal   150.00 

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fruit: Nectarine 'Snow Queen'  Snow Queen Nectarine, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    8 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early midseason
Harvest Dates
    June 18 to July 1
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal   43.85 

fruit: Opuntia ellisiana  Spineless Prickly Pear, fruit   
 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal   25.00 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band   12.00 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade'  Flavor Grenade Pluot, fruit   
On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal   125.00 

fruit: Pomegranate 'Wonderful'  Wonderful Pomegranate, fruit   
150 chill hours, best for juicing rather than eating but seeds are soft and easy to chew. The most popular commercial Pomegranate in California. 
Qty:
(7)  5 gal   40.00 

fruit: Solanum abutiloides  Dwarf Tamarillo   
Relative of Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum), this one makes clusters of small yellow fruits with a tropical flavor. From Argentina and Bolivian rocky scrub land, it makes a small tree as tall as 25 feet, usually smaller. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 
Qty:
(9)  4" pot   5.00 

fruit: Solanum quintoense  Naranjalilla   
Qty:
(1)  1 gal   15.00 

fruit: Ugni molinae  Chilean Guava, fruit   
 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal   45.00 

herb: Aloe vera  True Aloe, herb   
 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal   12.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal   35.00 

herb: Basil, Genovese  Genovese Basil, herb   
This is a wonderful herb for any home garden, can be grown indoors or out. Italian Basil has a tasty leaf that is used in many culinary dished and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. Basil needs full sun in light, well drained soil with plenty of water. you can encourage bushy growth by topping the plant and pinching the flowers heads off before they bloom. Genovese can be harvested 7 or 8 times and has the best flavor for pesto sauce.  
Qty:
(9)  2" rose pot   1.50 

herb: Borago officionalis  Borage, herb   
Brilliant blue flowers attract pollinators and add a cucumber flavor to salads and drinks. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot   2.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   7.00 

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herb: Chives  Chives, herb   
Chives are a wonderful herb native to the Eurasian continent. The leaves have a sweet onion taste that is a great accent for many culinary dishes. Easy to grow in the ground or container the neat rich green foliage makes a lovely border or addition to your herb garden. Both leaves and flower are edible and they like a well draining and fertile soil. You can pinch the flower buds for more leaf production and if leaves look ragged in winter they can be cut back to the ground and will grow back in the spring.  
Qty:
(10)  3" rose pot   2.00 

herb: Cilantro, Santo  Santo Cilantro, herb   
Qty:
(8)  4" pot   5.00 
Qty:
(37)  six-pack   1.00 

herb: Dill  Dill, herb   
This herb is an important ingredient in pickling, and is also used in soup stocks, salads, and to season fish. Tasty and has a nice, homey fragrance.  
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot   4.00 

herb: Dysphania ambrosioides  Epazote, herb   
 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal   8.00 

herb: French Tarragon  French Tarragon, herb   
AKA Wormwood. Exotic spice used in a variety of dishes including chicken fish or eggs to bring a unique taste to the table. Likes heat and well drained soil, very drought tolerant needs some protection in the winter if in wet conditions.  
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal   6.00 

herb: Italian Marjoram  Italian Marjoram, herb   
Milder version of Oregano.  
Qty:
(5)  1 gal   8.00 

herb: Italian Oregano  Italian Oregano, herb   
Italian cooking spice, use dried or fresh in a variety of dishes, especially pasta's and pasta sauce. Grows best in hot slightly dry conditions with well drained soil. Does very well in gardens as well as in planter boxes  
Qty:
(1)  4" pot   6.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal   3.00 

herb: Large-leaf Italian Basil  Large-leaf Italian Basil, herb   
This is a wonderful herb for any home garden, can be grown indoors or out. Italian Basil has a tasty leaf that is used in many culinary dished and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. Basil needs full sun in light, well drained soil with plenty of water. you can encourage bushy growth by topping the plant and pinching the flowers heads off before they bloom.  
Qty:
(10)  3" rose pot   3.00 

herb: Oregano 'Gold'  Gold Oregano, herb   
Italian cooking spice, use dried or fresh in a variety of dishes, especially pasta's and pasta sauce. Grows best in hot slightly dry conditions with well drained soil. Does very well in gardens as well as in planter boxes  
Qty: