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
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Green Supreme' Fast and dense, with dark green leaves. Pinkish white flowers in spring.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Pt. Reyes' Dark green leaves, 8 inches high by 10 feet wide. Red fruit. Disease resistant.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'San Bruno Mountain' Cultivar with thick leaves, pink flowers, large berries.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Tom's Point' Dense, broad, low shiny dark green mat, with new copper leaves. Bright red fruits.
Arctostaphylos viridissima 'White Cloud' Tilden Botanic Garden introduction. Sturdy trunks, furry stems, broad leaves,white flowers.
Arctostaphylos 'Winterglow' 2 feet+. New leaves bronzy red, pink flowers.
Aristolochia californica Native dutchman's pipe. Odd pipe-shaped flowers.
Artemisia arbuscula Low sagebrush. Mounding shrub to 12 inches, grey-white leaves.
Artemisia californica Narrow silver, distinctively aromatic leaves on spreading branches. Loosely mounding.
Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray' California sagebrush. Narrow silver, distinctively aromatic leaves on low spreading branches.
Artemisia californica 'Montara' California sagebrush. Narrow silver, distinctively aromatic leaves on low spreading branches.
Artemisia douglasiana California mugwort. Spreading perennial, stems to 3-4 feet. Dusty green aromatic leaves, grey undersides.
Artemisia ludoviciana [ssp. incompta] Spreading perennial. Erect silver stems to 18 inches. Aromatic leaves.
Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice' Sandhill sage; nearly prostrate; furry white foliage.
Artemisia tridentata var. vaseyana Sagebrush. This form to 4 feet, bushy, silvery foliage.
Asarum caudatum Wild ginger; carpets of heart-shaped leaves, dark flowers.
Asarum lemmonii Wild ginger from Sierra. Low dark green leaves; chocolate flowers.
Asclepias eriocarpa Broad grey-geern leaves, heads of cream flowers in late spring.
Asclepias fascicularis Milkweed. 3-4 foot slender stems, narrow leaves; white scented flowers.
Asclepias speciosa Milkweed. 2 feet+.Large, furry leaves, broad clusters of cream flowers.

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