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
Rhus integrifolia Leathery dark green leaves on spreading stems. Light pink flowers in spring make sticky reddish fruits.
Rhus ovata Sturdy shrub with large leathery dark green leaves. Pinkish white spring flowers mature to reddish fruits.
Ribes aureum var. aureum Golden currant from Sierra. Erect habit, yellow flowers.
Ribes aureum var. gracillimum Golden currant. Bright yellow fragrant flowers, red fruits.
Ribes californicum Hillside gooseberry. 4-6 feet. Bushy, spiny. Dark red & white flowers.
Ribes divaricatum 5'h. Coast black gooseberry; reddish-white fls, dk purplish-black berries.
Ribes malvaceum 'Christy Ridge' To 6 feet. Clusters of bright pink flowers, winter-spring.
Ribes malvaceum 'Dancing Tassels' 5-7 feet. Long drooping clusters, pink buds, white flowers, winter.
Ribes malvaceum var. viridifolium 'Ortega Beauty' Chaparral currant. Furry lobed leaves, cherry-red flowers.
Ribes nevadense Mountain pink currant. 4-6 feet. Light pink flowers, lobed leaves.
Ribes roezlii Lobed leaves on stiff spiny stems, dark red & white flowers mature to spiny, juicy fruits.
Ribes roezlii var. cruentum 'Dixie Glade' 3-4 feet. Lobed leaves, spiny stems, dark red & white flowers.
Ribes sanguineum 'Barrie Coate' 8 feet. Flowering currant. Bushy, deep pink-red clustered flowers.
Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii' 4 feet. Golden leaves age chartreuse, pink flowers spring.
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' Sturdy stems to 6 feet; deep rosy red flowers in spring.
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Claremont' Pink flowering currant.To 6 feet+. Long pink flower clusters.
Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum 'Spring Showers' Pink flowering currant; 6 feet, long pink flower tresses.
Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle' COPF To 8 feet. University of British Columbia introduction. Profuse clusters of white flowers.
Ribes speciosum 6 feet+. Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry. Spiny shrub; dangling red flowers.
Ribes speciosum 'Pincushion' 2 feet+. Low form of fuchsia-flowered gooseberry. Spiny shrub; dangling red flowers.

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