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
Lupinus arboreus--white Bush lupine; 6 feet+; grey-green leaves, spikes of white flowers.
Lupinus arboreus--yellow Bush lupine. 6 feet. Grey-green leaves. Fragrant yellow flowers.
Lupinus chamissonis Bush lupine; 4 feet; silvery leaves, spikes of lavender flowers.
Lupinus excubitus var. austromontanus Grape soda lupine. Silver leaves stay low. Fragrant purple flowers.
Lupinus formosus Spikes of mauve to purple flowers over grey leaves. Late spring to summer bloom.
Lupinus polyphyllus 2-5 feet, perennial. Lush hairy green leaves; spikes of pink or purple flowers in summer.
Lupinus polyphyllus var. burkei 2 feet, perennial. Lush green leaves; lavender blue flowers, summer.
Lupinus sericatus Low shrub. Broad silver leaves, mauve pink flowers spring.
Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius 25 feet. Catalina ironwood. Lacy leaves. Clusters white flowers.
Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium Oregon grape. Shiny divided leaves, bright yellow flowers, blue berries.
Mahonia (Berberis) 'Golden Abundance' Robust, to 8 feet. Large dark leaves, masses of golden yellow flowers.
Mahonia (Berberis) nervosa Usually low, with purplish leaves, many leaflets.
Mahonia (Berberis) nevinii 6 feet+; bushy growth; small prickly grey-green leaves, many red fruits.
Mahonia (Berberis) repens Low, slowly spreading; purple-tinged leaves.
Mahonia (Berberis) 'Skylark' 6 feet, bushy; glossy leaves, red new growth, yellow flowers.
Maianthemum dilatatum 6 inches high, spreads. Heart-shaped leaves. White flowers and red berries.
Malacothamnus clementinus San Clemente bushmallow. Pink fls. in spring, summer.
Malacothamnus fasciculatus 'Casitas' Upright to 8 feet. Large lobed grey leaves, cupped pink flowers.
Malacothamnus fremontii Upright to 6 feet, thicketing. Grey leaves, pink mallow flowers.
Malacothamnus palmeri 'Hanging Valley' 4-6 feet; open growth. Large lobed, grey-green leaves, heads of pink flowers.

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