California Natives at Suncrest Nurseries Inc.

Though Suncrest Nurseries offers interesting plants from several continents, including much of the United States, a few of us are almost obsessively devoted to the native plants of California. We regularly stalk the wilds, always with at least a semiconscious "eye out" for potentially gardenworthy natives, and we bring back seeds and cuttings from nearly every trip. We also rely on friends at several California botanic gardens, and on passionate native plant gardeners, who bring us their plant treasures for trial and possible introduction. All in all, it may be the best part of our work here, and we're privileged to be able to contribute a wide offering of beautiful natives to California horticulture.

You'll find a lengthy list of our native offerings below, organized by pages to make it a bit more manageable. Click on the name of any plant on the list for a fuller display of plant characteristics and cultural needs and possibilities. Also be sure to download our flyer on native plants from the Publications page of this site, for easy reference offline.

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Plant Name Capsule Description
Abutilon palmeri Native shrublet, to 2-3 feet. Furry grey leaves, bright apricot flowers.
Acer circinatum Vine maple; 12-15 feet. Dainty leaves, good fall color.
Acer macrophyllum 25-80 feet. California big-leaf maple. Yellow leaves in fall.
Achillea millefolium--Black Butte White flowers on erect stems, spreading mats. California seed strain.
Achillea millefolium--Black Butte short White flowers on erect stems, spreading mats. California seed strain.
Achillea millefolium 'Calistoga' Soft grey leaves form spreading mats; white flowers on erect stems. California native.
Achillea millefolium--High Sierra dwarf California mountain selection has light green, very low lvs. White fls. on stems to 8-12 inches.
Achillea millefolium--Palisades strain 12-18 inches. White flowers, light green leaves. From California mountains.
Achillea millefolium 'Pink Island Form' Broad mats; 1-2 foot stems, bright pink flowers.
Achillea millefolium 'Sonoma Coast' White flowers on erect stems, spreading green mats. California native.
Adiantum capillus-veneris Delicate lacy fronds to 1 foot+.
Adiantum pedatum Five-finger fern; large hand-like fronds with delicate leaflets.
Aesculus californica California buckeye. White to pinkish flower candles in spring.
Agrostis pallens--bronze form Leafy bent grass. Spreading green grass for meadows.
Agrostis [scabra] 8 inches. Fine textured dark blue green grass, clumping. From California mountain meadows.
Allium unifolium Showy native; 1-2 foot stems, dark pink flowers, spring.
Anemopsis californica Yerba manza; broad carpets, large white flowers. Rhizomatous.
Aquilegia eximia Red and yellow pendant flowers over lacy leaves.
Aquilegia formosa Western columbine; red and yellow flowers.
Aralia californica Elk clover. To 6 feet. Wide lush divided green leaves, cream flowers.

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