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
Clematis ligusticifolia Virgin's bower. 15 feet+. White fragrant flowers bloom in summer.
Coreopsis (Leptosyne) gigantea Thick trunk to 4 feet+ topped by lacy green leaves, yellow daisies.
Cornus nuttallii To 20 feet high. Pacific dogwood. 3 inch white bracts, small red fruits.
Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis California selection of creek dogwood. Bright green leaves, white flowers, red stems in winter.
Corylus cornuta var. californica Winter catkins dangle from tiered, leafless stems, shade.
Cupressus abramsiana 30'+h. Santa Cruz cypress. Conical shape, fragrant foliage.
Cupressus macrocarpa 25 feet or more high. Monterey cypress. Open habit, dark green leaves.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Citriodora' Selected form; dense habit, golden new foliage, lemon scent.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Saligna Aurea' Unique selection. Weeping, with cord-like branches, yellow foliage.

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