to Suncrest Nurseries Inc. Suncrest is a wholesale nursery situated near
Watsonville, on California's Central Coast. We are devoted to broadening
the gardening experience with a wide variety of plants suitable for outdoor
culture in coastal and near-coastal California. Major categories
include unusual showy trees; evergreen and deciduous flowering shrubs; bamboos;
hardy to subtropical vines; flowering perennials; grasses and grasslike
plants; bulbous, cormous and tuberous perennials, and ferns. We offer a
number of familiar plant selections in high demand. However, our special
focus is on trial and distribution of worthy new plants, and on helping
to revive interest in those which have been unfairly neglected over the
The main body of the site consists of a transcription of A Guide to Ornamental Plants for Coastal California, our descriptive catalog. Guide entries are indexed alphabetically by genus. Click Browse Plant Descriptions button to go to the on-line Guide. The same descriptions can be accessed through the Plant Type & Origin button. The groupings are by broad plant type, for example, bulbous perennials, or by geographic origin, with special emphasis on California and other Mediterranean climate areas.
Particular landscaping needs, for example, plants suitable for poolside, and "problem sites" are addressed in Groups with Special Uses.
To purchase a copy of the newly published book A Guide to Ornamental Plants for Coastal California by M. Nevin Smith, click "Buy our Book."
We have many informative articles available online, click on "Garden Topics."
The Customer Services button is dedicated to our regular customers, permitting them to contact us by email or to down load the latest version of our periodic availability list and other publications in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format. Private gardeners are invited to send their comments and suggestions via theYour Comments button.
A county-by-county listing of retail nurseries which regularly distribute our plants is found by clicking the Where to Find Our Plants in your Area button.
Links to the horticultural sites we have found most interesting and informative during the course of our own Web wanderings can be had by clicking theOther Sites of Interest button.
Please visit this site often as it develops, and help us with your suggestions to make it better.
Happy gardening! from all of us at Suncrest Nurseries.
We do not sell directly to the gardening public and we do not sell mail order.