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Bay Natives: The San Francisco Source for Native Plants 10 Cargo Way
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We are a walk-in retail nursery, located on San Francisco's historic industrial southern waterfront. We carry a wide selection of rare and endemic Bay Area Native Plants, plus many choice species from across the state, including distinctive, little-known, and drought tolerant California natives for the urban landscape.

We generally do not ship, but can deliver locally for larger orders.


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Featured Plants

These few specimens look great right now; please also browse our full plant list.

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Acer circinatum  Vine Maple   
4 to 20 ft. tall. Likes partial shade. Very similar to Japanese Maple. Fall color and spring flush color varies for each individual. 
Qty:
(1)  45 gal  $ 750.00 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal  $ 210.00 

Acer macrophyllum  Big-leaf Maple   
Gorgeous, large, fast-growing deciduous tree. 30 to 100 ft. tall. Sun to part shade.  
Qty:
(5)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Acer macrophyllum 'Rubrum'  Red Big-leaf Maple  East Bay Hills 
Gorgeous, large, fast-growing deciduous tree. 30 to 100 ft. tall. Sun to part shade. Natural variation has new growth reddish. 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal  $ 65.00 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Acer negundo  Box Elder   
Multistem shrub or small tree, 6-18 ft. high. Moist to fairly dry slopes and canyons. 
Qty:
(10)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


Achillea millefolium  Yarrow   
Easy spreading groundcover with ferny foliage and a strong bloom of white umbels. Full sun, drought tolerant but also likes summer water.  
Qty:
(29)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Adenostoma fasciculatum  Chamise  Santa Cruz Mtns. 
A common component of chaparral, chamise is evergreen and drought tolerant, a good choice as a low-maintenance shrub for neglectful or low-irrigation gardeners. Older specimens can become dry and flammable; not recommended for planting near houses in fire-prone areas. 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


Adiantum capillus-veneris x mairisii Green Wall  Mairis's Southern Maidenhair Fern Green Wall   
Green wall 2-1/2" deep wood frame by 18-1/2 x 48-1/2 wide made from 1x pine frame, 2" x 1/4" galvanized steel grid and black landscape felt with Adiantum capillus-veneris hybrid from England. A. capillus-veneris is a California native though this is a hybrid from European stock. There is also some Oxalis oregana Klamath Ruby 
Qty:
(1)    $ 250.00 


Aesculus californica  California Buckeye  East Alameda Co. 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white fragrant flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant but thrives where it can tap into groundwater. Full sun or part shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch. Buckeyes have the tendency to drop their leaves in July with drought, but they leaf out early and gorgeously. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal  $ 40.00 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal  $ 75.00 


Agrostis pallens Bronze Form  Bronze Bentgrass   
A delicate spreading grass with attractive flowers, often found scrambling up shrubs but it makes a nice thick meadow grass too. Regular mowing makes a fine manicured turf. 
Qty:
(22)  10" tree band  $ 8.00 


Alnus rhombifolia  White Alder   
A fast-growing tree to 50-80 feet, white alder thrives in riparian zones and other wet habitats, esp. after logging or a fire. The roots fix nitrogen in the soil, making this a valuable member of the ecosystem. White alder wood is valuable for timber and often used for interior finishing, also to smoke meats and fish. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 250.00 
Qty:
(5)  15 gal  $ 100.00 

Alnus rubra  Red Alder   
A fast-growing tree to 70 feet, red alder thrives in riparian zones and other wet habitats, esp. after logging or a fire. The roots fix nitrogen in the soil, making this a valuable member of the ecosystem. Red alder wood is valuable for timber and often used for interior finishing, also to smoke meats and fish. 
Qty:
(3)  15 gal  $ 120.00 
status: potted up 8-14-14 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Anemopsis californica  Yerba Mansa   
Winter dormant wetland perennial with curious flowers like white sea anenomes. Forming a colony via runners like a strawberry, this good fast groundcover grows best when the mother plant can get her roots into fresh running water like a seep or spring. Native Americans used the fragrant foliage of yerba mansa to treat diseases of the skin and blood. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 28.00 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot  $ 8.00 

Angelica hendersonii  Coast Angelica   
Big bold umbel. Similar to Heracleum but smaller & neater leaf. Preferred larval host plant (over the weedy fennel & dill) by anise swallowtail butterflies. The roots and seeds can be used to treat upset stomach.  
Qty:
(7)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 9-27-14 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Apocynum cannabinum  Indian hemp   
A robust 4-foot shrub, generally in moist places, with smooth bay-shaped leaves and small white flowers. Used by Indians for rope and basket-weaving, this plant also contains the alkaloid Harmalol, a reversible MAO-inhibitor; the genus is Greek for "Dog-Be-Gone" and refers to its ancient use as a dog poison. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Aquilegia formosa  Columbine   
Classic Western Columbine, truly a gorgeous plant for early summer hummingbird fodder. Forms several erect, branched stems; 1 to 3 ft. high. Moist wooded areas. Sun to shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Snails also love it, alas. Extract of the root was used by Natives to enhance energy and stamina. 
Qty:
(55)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Arabis blepharophylla  Coast Rock Cress  Bay Area 
A charming and edible cress with a bright pink bloom to 1 foot high, Arabis blepharophylla grows wild on Twin Peaks and other natural areas in the Bay Area. It is listed as uncommon by the Jepson Manual, mostly due to habitat loss. A suitable candidate for the grassland meadow, the rock garden, or even a mixed perennial bed. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Arbutus menziesii  Pacific Madrone   
15 to 120 ft. high evergreen tree (rarely above 30 feet in dry California, larger in Oregon). Exfoliating bark reveals an exquisitely smooth surface the color of red capuccino. Flowers urn-shaped, like a manzanita's but larger; superb edible berries. Likes sun to part shade and well drained acid soil. Native to the greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 46.00 


Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'  Louis Edmunds Manzanita  Sonoma County 
A well-branched shrub from 5 to 8 feet with slender, upswept branches and a greyish-green tint to the foliage. A big and bright pink bloom leads to abundant reddish berries. This cultivar is a beautiful specimen and a reliable performer in northern California. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard Mcminn'  Howard Mcminn Manzanita   
Medium-sized manzanita with neat green leaves & red stems which thrives in garden conditions - including clay. Grows 3-5 ft high and 5-7 ft wide. 
Qty:
(0)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel'     
Closely related to 'Howard McMinn.' Gorgeous red bark with dark green-grey leaves. Erect habit, 6-12' high and 4-10 ft. wide.  
Qty:
(0)  5 gal  $ 42.00 
Qty:
(12)  2 gal  $ 29.00 

Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Carmel Sur'     
Lush groundcover for coastal conditions. Like uva-ursi but leaves more felty with pink tones in the new growth. Tolerates clay & heavy water if well drained. Lovely spilling over walls. 
Qty:
(2)  2" rose pot  $ 0.00 
status: From Seed. P-9-16-14 

Arctostaphylos glauca  Bigberry Manzanita  East Bay 
Tall specimen shrub or small tree, up to 30 ft (largest in the world). Wonderful color with red bark and wide silvery leaves. Photo shows fresh green growth. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 20.00 
status: small but healthy 3-14-14 

Arctostaphylos ohloneana  Ohlone Manzanita  Ben Lomond 
Gorgeous, rare, and endangered endemic manzanita from siliceous shale in the Santa Cruz Mountains, adapted to fog, heat, and drought. Grows 3-6 feet tall and wide with characteristic red curvy branches and leaves tilted each at their own angle giving a rich texture.  
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 25.00 

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis  Pajaro Manzanita   
Amazing color of new coppery leaves. To 6-ft. but usually 3-ft. and spreading to 12-ft but upright branches. Needs some care or gets leggy, can be pruned. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal  $ 40.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Arctostaphylos pungens  Pointleaf Manzanita   Indians, Monterey Co. 
Handsome shrub or small tree ranging from 3 to 6 feet; taller than wide; The bark is smooth. dark green/gray Leaves are covered with fine hairs and are thick, leathery, and oval shaped with pointed tips. white urn-shaped flowers in late winter -early spring, medium red berries. tolerates drought, clay and alkaline soils as well as frost. This is the only species found outside California -- such as Arizona. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 25.00 

Arctostaphylos rudis 'Vandenberg'  Vandenberg Shagbark Manzanita  Vandenberg Air Force Base 
A rare species from old sand dunes along the central coast, Arctostaphylos rudis tolerates full sun, no water, and total neglect (when given adequate drainage). Grows 7' x 10', with lovely grey-green foliage and pinkish-white flowers in winter. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Emerald Carpet'  Emerald Carpet Kinickinick   
Clean and green low-growing groundcover in garden conditions. 4-18 in. high and 6-10 ft. wide with white flowers. This is a widely acclaimed hybrid of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and A. nummularia. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'San Bruno Mountain'  San Bruno Mountain Kinickinick  San Bruno Mountain 
The local selection of this low-growing manzanita. Full sun to part shade. Disease resistant. 1' tall by 6' wide. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Arctostaphylos virgata  Bolinas Manzanita  Inverness Ridge 
The rare and endemic manzanita from the Bolinas headlands and Inverness Ridge at Point Reyes. A robust beauty of variable shape and size, up to 15 feet. Big bloomer. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal  $ 29.00 


Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’  Lester Rowntree Manzanita  Rancho Santa Ana 
Large specimen shrub manzanita to 10 or 15 feet, heart shaped copper-colored leaves, abundant bloom, and twisted burgundy branches. Lester is a lady
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


Armeria maritima  Sea Thrift   
Grass-like perennial groundcover with cheerful pink flowers on 6" stems. Likes full sun and little water once established. Easy to multiply by divisions. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Artemisia californica  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub, 1.5 to 3ft. high. Very fragrant greyish-blue feathery foliage. Full sun. Indicator component of coastal sage scrub. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(18)  2 gal  $ 24.00 
Qty:
(21)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Artemisia californica 'Canyon Grey'  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub. This is the ground hugging form. Very fragrant greyish-blue foliage. Full sun. Coastal scrub. 
Qty:
(5)    $ 14.00 


Asarum caudatum  Wild Ginger   
Lush groundcover from redwood forests and mixed evergreen woodlands. Likes deep shade, with aromatic leaves and intriguing red flowers like orchids, usually hidden beneath leaves. Native to greater Bay Area. The Indians used these roots as a soothing digestive tea, similar to common ginger. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Asclepias speciosa  Showy Milkweed   
Robust perennial to 3-foot or more. Large leaves are not as silvery as the species in the photo, flowers are light pink. Needs sun. This is the larval host plant for the monarch butterfly 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Aster chilensis  California Aster  San Francisco 
A lovely and fast-spreading native aster with lavender ray flowers and a golden center. Local San Francisco source. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Plant in full sun. May grow invasive in the garden. Renamed to Symphyotrichum chilense :-( 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 0.00 

Aster chilensis (dwarf)  Dwarf California Aster  Tilden 
Low-growing form of our native aster with lavender petals and golden center. A guaranteed magnet for butterflies & beneficial insects. Some varieties can be invasive in the garden but we believe this one is reasonable. 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissimum'  Dwarf Lady fern   
Dwarf form of this beautiful bright green deciduous fern which requires lots of moisture & shade. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Baccharis pilularis  Coyote Brush   
Common upright form of this evergreen shrub. Excellent habitat plant growing 5-6 ft tall. Not known whether these are male or female. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'San Bruno Lady'  'San Bruno Lady' Coyote Brush  San Bruno Mtn. 
This semi-dwarf female makes white fluffy seeds. It was growing about 2-feet high in the wild on San Bruno Mountain. An exclusive Bay Natives selection, chosen for beautiful foliage and tight habit. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks'  Dwarf Coyote Brush   
Dwarf form of the native coyote brush. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers but neat evergreen foliage. Smaller leaves than 'Pigeon Point.'  
Qty:
(1)  3 gal  $ 25.00 

Baccharis salicifolia  Seep Willow, Mulefat   
Like a cross between Coyote Brush and a small willow, this deciduous shrub grows in dry rocky arroyos with an upright open form, spreading by the root. It's fairly drought-tolerant, actually. Good for a tallish open background shrub and high wildlife value in late summer with profuse fluffy flowers, though not 'showy' in a traditional sense. 
Qty:
(7)  2 gal  $ 25.00 


Basalt 4-inch Cobblestones  Bench   
4-inch square, 2-inch thick. 
Qty:
(84)    $ 2.50 

Basalt Stone Seat  Bench   
Beautiful garden seating crafted from Washington basalt. Roughly 18" diameter and 20" tall although each stone is unique. With flamed seating surface and chiseled edges. 
Qty:
(1)    $ 790.00 
status: 3.5 CF, 660 lbs 
Qty:
(1)    $ 564.00 
status: 2.5 CF, 478 lbs 
Qty:
(1)    $ 519.00 
status: 2.3 CF, 427 lbs 


Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia)  Oregon Grape   
Spiny evergreen shrub with edible berries. 3 to 6 ft. high forming thick clumps through rhizomes. Sun to shade. Great habitat plant. Externally used by Natives in salves as a disinfectant.  
Qty:
(1)  7 gal  $ 65.00 

Berberis nevinii    So Cal 
A rare endemic with rigid, multi branched, upright stems growing 6-12' in height and width. Young leaves have distinctive chartreuse color maturing to bluish-green. Generous fragrant bloomer in spring; golden flowers followed by translucent red to orange berries. Very attractive to birds. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal  $ 29.00 

berry: Vaccinium ovatum 'Thunderbird'  Evergreen Huckleberry, fruit   
Succulent winedark berries (reputedly the tastiest of all native berries) emerging from the distinctive vase-shaped ericaceous flower, and luscious red new foliage maturing into deep shades of green -- behold the textural symphony of California huckleberry. Extremely adaptable to sun or shade, water or drought, wind or fog, this is a long favorite of savvy gardeners. Try planting it in an old tree stump, and watch it propsper! You'll need two plants to cross-pollinate and set fruit and they fruit more in the sun. 'Thunderbird' is a clone with a heavy berry crop, growing to 6'. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal  $ 29.00 
status: potted up 9-3-14 


berry: Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'  Thompson Seedless Table Grape, berry   
White seedless table grapes. 
Qty:
(18)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Boykinia occidentalis  Coast Boykinia   
Like a small Heuchera; a lovely shade perennial with abundant pinkish white flowers. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(1)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Calamagrostis nutkaensis  Pacific Reedgrass   
Large shade tolerant grass with attractive plume flowers. Evergreen, 2-3ft. high and wide. Native to hilltops in the Bay Area that capture extra moisture, occasional up to Alaska. 
Qty:
(71)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


California Native Gardening: A Month -by-Month Gui  book  Helen Popper 
California Native Gardening: A Month -by-Month Guide  
Qty:
(1)  book  $ 31.95 

California Native Plants for the Garden  book  Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bart O-Brien 
An authoritative reference on native plant gardening with detailed advice on design, installation, watering, pruning, and pest control. Winner of the American Horticultural Society's Book Award. 
Qty:
(7)  book  $ 29.95 


Calocedrus decurrens  Incense Cedar   
A large, fragrant, and beautiful evergreen tree that thrives in serpentine and other low-nutrient soils. Foliage can remain all the way to the ground, so it makes a beautiful large soft-edged hedge if you hand-clip back to the brown stems to shape. Shearing doesn't look right given the coarse open angular texture of the foliage and will cause the tips to turn brown for a while till they recover. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 350.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Carex pansa  Pacific Dune Sedge  Asilomar 
One of the most popular sedges for creating an alternative lawn. More of a wild meadow, it looks best unmowed with water twice per month, but trimming with weed whacker twice or thrice per year keeps it more tidy. Click the photo for pictures of a wild stand on a coastal bluff and a planted inland meadow. Up to 18" tall but floppy & soft. Works well for irrigated rooftop gardens. A David Amme selection. 1.5 plugs per square foot at 10-inch triangular spacing for good one season coverage; planting a larger size will allow wider spacing. Also read this indepth article by David Amme. For shipping, please add one shipping box (see below) per 200 plugs; this is 3-day UPS and it can't ship over the weekend, so orders will go out Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.  
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'  Bush Anemone  Fresno Co. 
A fast-growing shrub 5-9 feet tall with silvery shredding bark (on old stems), an oblong blue-green leaf, and a spectacular flower of white touched with gold. It naturally grows in hot dry places, on north slopes with snow melt ground water, but cultivars will take a good deal of garden water in summer. Blooms best with eastern exposure or in conditions of partial high dappled shade. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 130.00 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal  $ 45.00 

Ceanothus 'Concha'  Concha California Lilac   
8 foot tall, 10 foot spread with purplish blue flowers coming from reddish buds. A long time popular hybrid, Concha tolerates alkalinity, summer water and drought. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Ceanothus 'Dark Star'  California Lilac   
'Dark Star' is the Ceanothus cultivar with the deepest, most intense shade of blue flowers. Perhaps the same as Julia Phelps Often blooms twice in the Bay Area: once in spring and a bonus in fall. Completely drought-tolerant and loves full sun, fast-growing to 5-6 feet tall and 7-8 feet wide. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 210.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(10)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
status: potted up 10-11-14 

Ceanothus 'El Dorado'     
A big, somewhat slow-growing shrub (for a Ceanothus) with interesting yellow and green variegated foliage. Does well in Central Valley heat.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 
Qty:
(10)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'  Coulter's California Lilac   
A medium-sized shrub, fast-growing to 3 feet high and 6 feet wide. Full sun, low water, needs good drainage. Similar appearance to Julia Phelps and Dark Star but lower with larger crinkly leaves & lighter flowers - hearstiorum is the next step down in size. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'  Ray Hartman Ceanothus   
A reliable, tall, fast-growing and big-blooming selection, this hybrid of C. arboreus and C. thyrisflorus makes an excellent screen or can be shaped into an attractive street tree. Larger leaves, similar to the Yankee Point spreader. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal  $ 150.00 
status: tree form -  
Qty:
(1)  7 gal  $ 50.00 
Qty:
(12)  15 gal  $ 150.00 
status: staked to be street trees, 
Qty:
(11)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

Ceanothus arboreus  Island Blueblossom  Santa Cruz Island 
The "tree ceanothus" can reach heights of 20 feet in the matter of a few years. Wonderful blue blossoms in spring attract butterflies and summer/fall seeds will bring feeding birds including quail. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 17.00 
status: potted up 7-20-14 

Ceanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'  Point Reyes Ceanothus  Marin 
Popular ground cover to 1 or 2 feet high and 6 feet wide with holly leaves, compact form and relatively deer resistant. Tolerates garden water but doesn't need much. 
Qty:
(0)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
status: potted up 7-29-14 

Ceanothus griseus hor. 'Yankee Point'     
Low evergreen mound, 2-3' by 10'. Great for coastal conditions, and fast! 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Ceanothus hearstiorum    San Luis Obispo 
Beautiful rich blue flowers & small leaves on a mat-forming plant. Coastal origin, needs some shade and water inland and can even handle water near a lawn. Slow-growing but worth the wait for an elegant, tidy, long-lived ground cover.  
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Ceanothus maritimus 'Popcorn'  California Lilac   
Coastal species to 2-3 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide, profuse white spring bloom with the fragrance of buttered popcorn!  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
status: potted up 8-10-14 

Ceanothus rigidus 'Snowball'  Snowball California Lilac   
A small (2-4'), drought-tolerant shrub covered in clusters of white flowers. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
status: potted up 7-29-14 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'  California Lilac   
A popular cultivar of our local species from Mendocino with nice compact growth 4 to 5 feet tall 6to 7 wide with especially dark green leaves and handsome blue flowers. Garden tolerant.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'     
White-flowering cultivar of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Cephalanthus occidentalis  Buttonwillow   
A vigorous water-loving shrub or small tree 6-30 ft. deciduous, with distinctive reddish-gold new growth and an unusual flower like a white pufferfish. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Cercis occidentalis  Redbud   
Spectacularly blooming small tree/shrub that needs some inland valley heat to bloom well (not for the beach) and a place to get deep roots into groundwater somehow. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal  $ 75.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 75.00 

Chrysolepis chrysophylla  Chinquapin  Santa Cruz County 
A chestnut relative with handsome evergreen leaves and tasty nuts (if you can beat the squirrels to them). Use two pairs of pliers with welding gloves to extract the nutmeat from its spiky shell. This gorgeous, slow-growing, and rarely available tree likes acidic, well-drained soil. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 35.00 


Clematis lasiantha  Pipestem Clematis   
Beautiful vigorous vine. This species is more drought tolerant and has single larger flowers, as pictured. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Clematis ligusticifolia  Virgin's Bower   
Grows along streams and has many flowers in close clusters. Photo is C. lasiantha. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Coreopsis gigantea  Giant Coreopsis  Southern CA 
Giant Coreopsis grows to 8-foot with a stout tree-like trunk and produces dozens of large showy sunflowers. It grows along the coast from LA north and on the Channel Islands. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Cornus glabrata  Brown Dogwood   
Fast to establish in well-watered habitats, the deciduous brown dogwood has smooth attractive foliage that draws a wide variety of wildlife. More compact and tidy than other native dogwoods, this is an excellent choice for fall color in the garden. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Cornus nutalii x florida 'Eddie's White Wonder'  Flowering Dogwood   
It's suspected that this is a hybrid with a more garden tolerant species. They are popular as street trees in Oregon. Also they are grafted onto garden tolerant root stock, so maybe not very drought tolerant. Spectacular flowers! 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 250.00 


Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis 'Skyline Dwarf'  Red-twig Dogwood 'Skyline Dwarf'   
Nice compact form of the red-twig dogwood stays 6 feet tall and wide. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Corylus cornuta  Hazel   
Hazel trees look great in the dappled understory of a larger canopy, often growing as a multi-trunk with a fountain shape. Nuts are tasty and edible but other critters usually get them first. The wide translucent mint-shaped leaves will catch and hold any available light; after the fall drop, they make a rich mulch. Usually wider than tall (6 to 10 feet), this tree grows more compact when wind-clipped. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal  $ 29.00 

Crataegus suksdorfii  California Hawthorne   
Large thorny deciduous shrub, possibly a small 15-foot tree. Sometimes called the Klamath Hawthorn, there is also a population in the area of Sebastapol, Sonoma County. The pinkish white flower resembles a crabapple and it makes dark purple fruit which birds relish. It needs some extra moisture. Name changed to C. gaylussacia, but why? 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 25.00 


Cupressus abramsiana  Santa Cruz Cypress  Butano Ridge 
A midsized tree (30'+) with aromatic gray-green foliage. Rare species! 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Cupressus forbesii  Tecate Cypress  So Cal, Baja 
Gorgeous red bark and gray folliage on this neat 15-foot fast growing tree. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 130.00 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 130.00 
status: potted up 9-21-14 

Cupressus goveniana  Gowen Cypress  Pacific Grove 
15' to 30' tall with a rich lemony fragrance, Gowen Cypress grows in scattered populations alongside the native Monterey Cypress in Monterrey, and in Mendocino, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Cupressus sargentii  Sargent Cypress  Cedar Mountain, Alameda Co. 
A midsized evergreen tree with small round cones. Sun, good drainage, very drought tolerant!  
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Cyperus eragrostis  Tall Flatsedge   
This is a vigorously spreading wetland sedge related to papyrus. Makes an unusual vertical accent. 
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Darmera peltata  Indian Rhubarb   
This is a wetland plant with attractive foliage that reaches 5 feet across per leaf; wonderful in a streamside wild setting but much smaller in a container. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter.  
Qty:
(13)  2 gal  $ 24.00 


Dendromecon harfordii  Island Bush Poppy   

6'-8' evergreen shrub. Big beautiful yellow flowers! Drought tolerant. Perfect drainage needed. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 18.00 
Qty:
(10)  2 gal  $ 29.00 
status: potted up 10-11-14 


Deschampsia caespitosa  Tufted Hairgrass  Presidio, SF 
Local San Francisco form of the gorgeous mid-sized coastal bunchgrass with a light, tufted texture and showy bloom. The color on this selection is effervescent, even sublime. 
Qty:
(19)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Navaro'  Prostrate Hairgrass  Navaro River 
An uncommon prostrate form that takes foot traffic well and doesn't need mowing because it lays down on the ground. 
Qty:
(24)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 


Designing California Native Gardens  book  Glenn Keator and Alrie Middlebrook 
The "Plant Community" approach to artful and ecological gardens. 
Qty:
(1)  book  $ 36.95 


Distichlis spicata  Salt Grass  San Francisco 
Looks and acts like Bermuda Grass with vigorous spreading rhizomes. Tolerates foot traffic, salt water and fresh water innundation, clay and probably dog pee. The strongly pattered leaves are eye catching. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Dryopteris filix-mas  Male Fern   
Fascinating species. The so-called "male fern" (though ferns are neither male nor female) has the same alternating-frond pattern as a wood fern but more robust, growing up to five feet tall. Needs regular water.  
Qty:
(9)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Dudleya farinosa  North Coast Dudleya  San Francisco 
Green to silver succulent rosettes with pale yellow spring bloom. Hummingbirds like it! Drought resistant even in a pot! 
Qty:
(33)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Dudleya hassei  Catalina Live-Forever  So Cal 
Medium-sized southern Cal. species with silver sword leaves, develops smooth red stems with age. Easy to grow & spectacular. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Epilobium canum  California Fuchsia   
CA fuchsia blooms in October, a welcome source of color in the fall landscape. It retains attractive silvery low growing foliage year round and spreads by the root. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: volunteers 

Epilobium canum spp. latifolia 'Everett's Choice'  Everett's Native Fuchsia   
A distinctive form of this famous October-blooming perennial, Everett's Choice has larger tomentose leaves with a greyish-green color, and brilliant red flowers adored by hummingbirds. Can be mowed in the winter to keep tidy. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Epilobium canum.  California Fuchsia  San Bruno Mountain 
A local population of the wonderful fall-blooming perennial. Low growing and spreading with a red bloom favored by hummingbirds. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Epilobium septentrionale 'Wayne's Silver'  Humboldt County Fuchsia   
An exquisite silver-leafed form of California Fuchsia! Less than a foot tall and up to 3 feet wide. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Eriodictyon californicum  Yerba Santa   
Chapparal shrub to 3 ft. with sticky sweetly aromatic leaves. The botanic name is Greek for "California wooly net" (from the underside of the leaves) and the common name is Spanish for "sacred herb." Makes a good hikers chewing gum and the fiddleneck flowers are a favorite butterfly roost. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 18.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 28.00 

Eriogonum giganteum  St. Catherine's Lace   
A giant wild buckwheat that supports all manner of butterflies and birds, St. Catherine's Lace grows wild on the Channel Islands but loves San Francisco weather and can reach 5 to 6 feet tall in full sun under conditions of total drought and neglect. Great source of cut flowers throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 17.00 


Erysimum capitatum.  Western Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the dry sunny slopes of Mount Diablo and other local natural areas. 
Qty:
(25)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(11)  2 gal  $ 18.00 


Eschscholzia californica  California Poppy   
We usually have a couple on hand in case someone doesn't already have them. 
Qty:
(54)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Festuca californica  California Fescue   
Classic California bunchgrass for under oaks, sun or part shade are fine, dry is fine. 2' clumps of blue green. 
Qty:
(0)  1/2 gal  $ 6.00 

Festuca rubra 'Point Molate'  Molate Fescue  Point Molate, Richmond 
The Point Molate form of red fescue is more drought tolerant than typical Red Fescue, more silvery blue colored with a bit wider, more upright leaf and starts growing earlier in the winter rather than waiting for spring. This is an excellent lawn alternative. Looks better tall so if you mow, do it in March when it can still recover for a natural look. 
Qty:
(355)  plug  $ 1.30 


Fragaria chiloensis  Beach Strawberry   
Forms a thick groundcover, easy and tough even dog tolerant. Beach Strawberry can be distinguished from Wood Strawberry by it's glossy thicker more leathery leaves. 
Qty:
(34)  1 gal  $ 10.00 

Fragaria vesca ssp. californica  Wood Strawberry   
A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Frankenia salina  Alkali Heath   
Little pink flowers on this salt marsh species. Doesn't need salty soil. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Fremontodendron 'Sungold Hybrids'  Sungold Hybrid Flannel Bush   
Dwarfed hybrid to 5 ft tall producing wide yellow flowers spring-summer. No direct summer water. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Fremontodendron ‘San Gabriel’  Flannel Bush   
Large 15-20' yellow flowering form of flannel bush. Summer DRY, full sun, good drainage. Can be espaliered! 
Qty:
(0)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


fruit: Apple 'Anna'  Anna Apple, fruit   
Dwarf, easy. On M-7 Subtropical variety, may be almost evergreen in mild winters. Sweet-tart with great flavor!

    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful or pollenized by Dorsett Golden or Einshemer.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very early
    Harvest Dates
    June 30 to July 25
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal  $ 58.50 

fruit: Apple 'Beverly Hills'  Beverly Hills Apple, fruit   
Best late harvest for mild San Francisco climate. On M-111.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very late
    Harvest Dates
    July 10 to July 25
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 42.25 

fruit: Apple 'Fuji' Espalier  Fuji Apple, fruit   
Espaliered on M-7, 3-Tiered
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    less than 500 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 9
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late midseason
    Harvest Dates
    September 20 to October 7
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(3)  10 gal  $ 180.00 

fruit: Apple 'Golden Dorsett' Espalier  Golden Dorsett Apple, fruit   
Smallish fruited subtropical variety, evergreen in The Bahamas where the variety originated as a seedling from a Golden Delicious. Lowest chill, it will even work in a foggy neighborhood. Forms lots of fruiting spurs and fruits so heavily that it doesn't have time to grow large. Can make 3 crops a year.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    100 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very early
    Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 350.00 

fruit: Apple 'Pink Lady'  Pink Lady Apple, fruit   
Marginal in SF. Late-ripening and low-chill. On M-7.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300-400 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 9
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very late
    Harvest Dates
    October 15 to November 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 44.85 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal  $ 49.85 

fruit: Apricot 'Katy'  Katy Apricot, fruit   
Marginal in SF, but low chill and early. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    May 25 to June 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(9)  10 gal  $ 53.75 

fruit: Aprium' Flavor Delight'  Flavor Delight Aprium, fruit   
On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    less than 300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful, but largest crops when pollenized by another apricot.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 3 to June 17
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal  $ 56.25 
Qty:
(4)  7 gal  $ 50.25 

fruit: Asian Pear 'Shinseiki'  Shinseiki Asian Pear, fruit   
On Calleryana
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    July 25 to August 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(8)  15 gal  $ 59.75 

fruit: Cherry 'Minnie Royal'  Minnie Royal Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Royal Lee) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollination
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early
Harvest Season within fruit type
early
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal  $ 52.25 

fruit: Cherry 'Royal Lee'  Minnie Royal Cherry   
Cherries are marginal in SF but this is your best bet. Can grow in containers. On Newroot-1. Needs another cherry (best is Royal Lee) to cross-pollinate.
Estimated Chilling Requirement
200-300 or fewer hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6 - 10
Pollination
Pollenized by Royal Lee.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early
Harvest Season within fruit type
early
Harvest Dates
May 10 to May 23
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal  $ 52.25 

fruit: Donut Peach 'Stark Saturn'  'Stark Saturn' Donut Peach   
White Peach. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early midseason
    Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal  $ 49.15 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 45.15 

fruit: Nectarine 'Arctic Star'  Arctic Star Nectarine, fruit   
White subacid Nectarine. On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    7 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 8 to June 25
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(5)  10 gal  $ 63.85 

fruit: Nectarine 'Snow Queen'  Snow Queen Nectarine, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    8 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early midseason
Harvest Dates
    June 18 to July 1
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(5)  7 gal  $ 47.85 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal  $ 43.85 

fruit: Peach 'Red Baron'  Red Baron Peach, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
250-300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
7 - 10
Pollination
Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
early midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
midseason
Harvest Dates
July 18 to August 1
(approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal  $ 53.85 
Qty:
(4)  7 gal  $ 47.85 

fruit: Pear 'Comice'  Comice Pear, fruit   
Dwarf. On OHxF333
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    600 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 9
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful in most climates of Western U.S. or plant with Bartlett.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    September 15 to October 5
 
Qty:
(3)  10 gal  $ 53.85 
Qty:
(3)  7 gal  $ 47.88 

fruit: Plum 'Santa Rosa'  Santa Rosa Plum, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(5)  10 gal  $ 53.85 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade'  Flavor Grenade Pluot, fruit   
On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal  $ 54.75 
Qty:
(1)  tree pot 2  $ 38.75 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade' with Plum 'Santa Ro  Flavor Grenade Pluot, Santa Rosa Plum, fruit   
Two trees in one pot, for cross-pollination. On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot®, Dapple Dandy Pluot®, Emerald Drop Pluot® or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal  $ 88.60 


Galvezia speciosa  Island Snapdragon  Catalina Island 
Lush, drought-tolerant ground cover with evergreen foliage and snapdragon blossoms of lipstick red all summer. Sun or shade with fewer flowers. 
Qty:
(64)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'  James Roof Silk Tassel   
The long-tasseled form most prized by horticulture, named for one of the greatest champions of the Franciscan flora. Very similar to shrubby oaks for most of the year, Garrya puts on a show every January with a big winter bloom hanging from its branches like the silk tassels on graduates' caps. 
Qty:
(6)  15 gal  $ 150.00 
status: tree form 
Qty:
(11)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


Gilia capitata  Globe Gilia   
Beautiful blue flowers attract bees, reseeds readily. Can get up to 18 inches in fertile soil. 
Qty:
(1)  seed  $ 75.00 
status: 1/4th lb 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 lb. seed  $ 95.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 


Goat Driftwood  Goat Driftwood   
Decorative branches with their bark chewed off by goats. Redwood, Incense Cedar, Willow, New Zealand Christmas Tree and others. Pricing is by the inch-foot; 1 inch diameter x 1 foot long. 
Qty:
(62)  inch-foot  $ 2.00 

Grape Wood  Grape Wood   
Large 14 year old grape vines from a Sonoma vineyard. Hand peeled and treated to preserve the rich brown color of the inner bark. Normally you will only see short branch sections available and they are sand blasted down to the white wood. Root wood with a similar character was popular in ancient Asia for contemplation on a scholar's table. 
Qty:
(1)    $ 400.00 
status: 11-foot cordon espalier  
Qty:
(1)    $ 200.00 
status: 2.5ft short gobelet head pruned, stem sawed off 
Qty:
(18)    $ 80.00 
status: 5ft tall cane head pruned 
Qty:
(1)    $ 500.00 
status: 2.5ft gobelet head pruned glass table 
Qty:
(1)    $ 150.00 
status: 27-inch gobelet head pruned wall mount antler branch 
Qty:
(1)    $ 55.00 
status: 12-inch root wood ground smooth and waxed 
Qty:
(1)    $ 40.00 
status: 28-inch waxed branch 
Qty:
(1)    $ 55.00 
status: 28-inch mounted branch 
Qty:
(1)    $ 55.00 
status: 12-inch candle holder branch with LED lights and battery case 
Qty:
(1)    $ 50.00 
status: 19-inch branch with LED lights and battery case 
Qty:
(1)    $ 10.00 
status: 5-inch branch  
Qty:
(2)    $ 15.00 
status: 10-inch magnetic branch  
Qty:
(1)    $ 40.00 
status: 24-inch small gobelet head pruned with base, no finish 


Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. venulosa. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(31)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Growing California Native Plants  book  Marjorie Scmidt and Katherine L. Greenberg 
The long-awaited second edition of Schmidt's 30-year-old classic hands-on guide to native plants for the novice and the master alike. 
Qty:
(1)  book  $ 26.95 


Helenium puburulum  Rosilla  Bay Area 
Tall inside-out orange daisy. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 7-18-14 

Helianthus californicus  California sunflower   
Clusters of 3-inch sunflowers on dozens of perennial stems up to 8ft tall may need staking. Dies back to ground in winter. Likes moist conditions: deep infrequent flooding promotes flowering spring through fall. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal  $ 25.00 

Heracleum maxima  Cow Parsnip   
Huge perennial with flat topped white flowers and loads of seed for birds. Cut them back or knock them over in late summer or fall. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. Formerly H. lanatum. 
Qty:
(4)  10" tree band  $ 10.00 
Qty:
(71)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Heracleum maxima rubrum  Red Cow Parsnip  Fairfax 
Red-stemmed version of the huge perennial with flat topped white flowers and loads of seed for birds. Cut them back or knock them over in late summer or fall. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter.  
Qty:
(3)  2 gal  $ 22.00 


herb: Chives  Chives, herb   
Chives are a wonderful herb native to the Eurasian continent. The leaves have a sweet onion taste that is a great accent for many culinary dishes. Easy to grow in the ground or container the neat rich green foliage makes a lovely border or addition to your herb garden. Both leaves and flower are edible and they like a well draining and fertile soil. You can pinch the flower buds for more leaf production and if leaves look ragged in winter they can be cut back to the ground and will grow back in the spring.  
Qty:
(17)  1/2 gal  $ 5.00 

herb: French Tarragon  French Tarragon, herb   
AKA Wormwood. Exotic spice used in a variety of dishes including chicken fish or eggs to bring a unique taste to the table. Likes heat and well drained soil, very drought tolerant needs some protection in the winter if in wet conditions.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

herb: Italian Marjoram  Italian Marjoram, herb   
Milder version of Oregano.  
Qty:
(9)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(90)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 

herb: Italian Oregano  Italian Oregano, herb   
Italian cooking spice, use dried or fresh in a variety of dishes, especially pasta's and pasta sauce. Grows best in hot slightly dry conditions with well drained soil. Does very well in gardens as well as in planter boxes  
Qty:
(42)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

herb: Large-leaf Italian Basil  Large-leaf Italian Basil, herb   
This is a wonderful herb for any home garden, can be grown indoors or out. Italian Basil has a tasty leaf that is used in many culinary dished and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. Basil needs full sun in light, well drained soil with plenty of water. you can encourage bushy growth by topping the plant and pinching the flowers heads off before they bloom.  
Qty:
(26)  Paper Pot  $ 4.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 8.00 


herb: Lepechinia fragrans  Island Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and white to lavender pitcher flowers. Good as culinary seasoning. Can be pruned severely often to keep a form. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
status: potted up7-7-14 


herb: Stevia rebaudiana  South American Sweetleaf, herb   
A 2-3 foot shrubby herb found in South America, likes hot moist conditions. Used as Dietary supplement and sugar alternative in many countries. Extremely sweet (taste can linger in mouth for some time) has very little effect on blood sugar and is calorie free. Use leaves fresh or make a concentrate. 
Qty:
(31)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 
Qty:
(17)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

herb: Thyme 'English'  English Thyme, herb   
An extremely versatile herb which can be used in almost any dish to add a light and fresh note. Grow in well drained soil in full to part shade, tolerates poor soil and does well both in-doors (next to a window) and in planters. Do not over water  
Qty:
(26)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Heteromeles arbutifolia  Toyon   
One of California's most deeply emblematic species, Toyon is a large shrub to medium tree with evergreen foliage, a big white bloom in summer, and abundant red berries in December (hence the alternative common name "Christmas Berry"). Excellent as a hedgerow or other screen, but also wonderful as a specimen plant or focal point in the garden. One of the best native species to attract birds and other beneficial wildlife. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal  $ 35.00 
Qty:
(10)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Heteromeles arbutifolia 'Davis Gold'  Toyon   
Yellow-berried form of Toyon. 
Qty:
(0)  5 gal  $ 42.00 


Heuchera maxima  Giant Island Alumroot  So Cal Islands 
Big lush evergreen perennial for dry shade or sun on the coast with a little water. Gets around 2 feet tall and wide with three foot flower spikes that have tiny pinkish white flowers. Great for ground cover under oaks and is surprisingly drought tolerant.  
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Heuchera micrantha  Alum Root  Bay Area 
Our local Heuchera has a small size to 12 inches and white flowers. A charming deer resistant plant for dry shade. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 15.00 
status: potted up 8-10-14 

Hibiscus lasiocarpus  California Hibiscus  sacramento river basin 
This is a rare and endangered wetland species. heart-shaped velvety leaves and beautiful white to pink hibiscus flowers. plant grows back larger each year given the right conditions - wet. 
Qty:
(30)  1 gal  $ 15.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal  $ 29.00 


Hierochloe occidentalis  Vanilla Grass  Bay Area 
Deep Redwood forest bunch grass with wide fragrant green leaves which does well in deep organic soils in the shade of conifers with slightly dry soils. 
Qty:
(6)  1/2 gal  $ 9.50 


Holodiscus discolor  Ocean Spray   
A gorgeous and adaptable shrub for both sun or shade, Ocean Spray has fine scalloped leaves, a prolific and frothy white bloom, and the ability to thrive under conditions of garden water or total drought. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 24.00 


Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. californicum  California Meadow Barley   
Compared to Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum, this species is a little more blue color, likes more dry conditions though it'll take some innundation, has longer awns (hairs) on the flowers with a lighter flower color. 
Qty:
(49)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Iris douglasiana  Douglas Iris   
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(26)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
status: GREY WHALE COVE 

Iris douglasiana PCH  Douglas Iris Pacific Coast Hybrids   
A beautiful flower and thick dark leaves. Great for erosion, part sun or full shade. Pacific coast hybrids. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(58)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Iris douglasiana.  Douglas Iris  San Bruno Mountain 
Lush deep green foliage and a beautiful spring bloom distinguish this gorgeous iris propagated from local stock on San Bruno Mountain. A perfect choice for the garden in partial shade. 
Qty:
(38)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(57)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
status: SWEENY RIDGE 


Keckiella cordifolia  Climbing Penstemon   
A scandent scrambling plant growing into a lovely 3-5 foot thicket with sprays of red flowers in spring and summer. Drought tolerant; full to part sun. Deciduous under extreme conditions, keeps it's leaves with a bit of water in high summer. Attracts humming birds. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Koeleria macrantha  June Grass  Bay Area 
A medium-size bunchgrass with an effervescent habit -- the light-green blades seem to lift themselves into the breeze. Lovely seedheads are held tight, like stalks of wheat. A local, desirable, beautiful, highly emblematic Bay Area grass. 
Qty:
(64)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 


Lavatera assurgentiflora  Island Tree Mallow   
Fast-growing, many-branched tree covered with bright pink blossoms (pinker than the picture) throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet.Similar to Malacothamnus The name has been changed to Malva assurgentiflora. 
Qty:
(1)  25 gal  $ 250.00 
Qty:
(4)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Layia platyglossa  Tidy Tips  Colusa Co.  
Small yellow and white annual. 
Qty:
(2)  seed  $ 75.00 
status: 1/4th lb 
Qty:
(2)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 


Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince'  Canyon Prince Giant Wild Rye   
Very large spreading grass; can become invasive. Great for naturalizing and crowding out non-native weeds. Sand-lover. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Leymus triticoides  Creeping Wildrye   
Big bold spreading grass with blue-green leaf but this selection is more green. Good for bio-swales and filling in large areas. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 10.00 


Lobelia dunnii ssp. serrata  Dunn's Lobelia  UC Bot 
Bright blue flowers last a full month at least in summer. Likes wet and some shade but is drought tolerant. Fine textured groundcover. 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Lonicera hispidula.  California Honeysuckle   
Grows as a creeping, understory plant similar to symphoricarpos in dry shade or can grow up as a tall vine with age or water. Nice reddish leaves. 
Qty:
(0)  7 gal  $ 65.00 


Lonicera involucrata  Twinberry   
An attactive shrubby form of honeysuckle, twinberry grows locally from the Presidio to San Bruno Mountain and graces the gardens of savvy native plant aficionados with its attractive flowers and fruit. In conditions of abundant water it can reach 20 feet tall and wide, but is also drought-tolerant in coastal scrub where it is usually 4 to 8 feet tall. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 
Qty:
(4)  7 gal  $ 65.00 
Qty:
(14)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

Lonicera involucrata.  Twinberry  Butte County 
Northern foothills variety with yellow flowers and red berries. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Lotus formosissimus  Coast Lotus  Bay Area 
Moisture loving ground cover with kaleidescopic flowers. The name has been changed to Hosackia gracilis. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Lupinus albifrons  Silver Lupine   
The caterpillar food plant of San Francisco's rare and endangered Mission Blue butterfly, Silver Lupine grows 3-4 feet tall with feathery silver foliage and a heavy summer bloom of bright blue blossoms. A proven favorite for low maintenance, wildlife attraction, and unparalleled beauty. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius  Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood   
20-30 foot tall, 15 feet wide tree with red peeling bark and large thick fern-like leaves. Large clusters of flat-topped white flowers in early summer. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal  $ 165.00 


Malacothamnus fremontii  Fremont's, Bushmallow   
Felty silver leaves, upright habit, powder-pink blooms. Similar to Lavatera assurgentiflora Native to Shasta to Riverside County including inland Bay Area. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 25.00 


Melica imperfecta  Coast Range Oniongrass   
A densely tufted perennial bunchgrass with luscious new growth in spring leading to gorgeous silvery inflorescence. Good for erosion control and once an important forage for elk (but most good native stands now wiped out by overgrazing). 
Qty:
(9)  1 gal  $ 10.00 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot  $ 10.00 


Mimulus aurantiacus  Sticky Monkey Flower   
Long blooming drought tolerant shrub about 3 foot tall and wide. This is a major component of bay area coastal scrub and even the edges of redwood forests where it tolerates some shade. Mid-summer brown leaves and leggy stems can be tamed with pruning but even unkept, they just keep blooming. Great for hummingbirds and bumblebees. Deer resistant. 
Qty:
(1)  seed  $ 100.00 
status: 1/4 lb 


Mimulus guttatus  Seep-spring Monkeyflower   
This is really an annual but it'll survive in a coastal climate and reseeds so readily that it never goes away given some water. It's native to seeps and very wet places and thrives in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(19)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(100)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Muhlenbergia rigens  Deer Grass   
Large clumping grass makes balls of leaves to 3 feet and spikes of flowers beyond. Generally occurs near water but drought tolerant in gardens. 
Qty:
(24)  2 gal  $ 18.00 


Myrica californica  Pacific Wax Myrtle   
A handsome and fast-growing evergreen to 18 feet or more, adaptable to sun or shade, with bursts of new growth in lustrous light green set off against mature foliage of darker hue and waxier texture. Excellent when sheared as a hedge (it responds well to cutting) or pruned into a specimen tree by thinning the bushy branches to reveal their forking architecture. A proud community member of redwood forests and mixed oak woodlands in the Bay Area. The roots fix nitrogen, improving soils, the leaves can be used to season stews like bay laurel and the waxy berries are a delicacy for northern flickers, chestnut-backed chickadees, yellow-rumped warblers, tree swallows, towhees, Cedar Waxwings and Robins. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal  $ 100.00 
Qty:
(6)  24" box  $ 300.00 
Qty:
(13)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(5)  10" tree band  $ 14.00 
status: being trained as trees 


Nassella lepida  Foothill Needle Grass   
This species is smaller than Purple Needle grass, more suitable for a small garden. Beatiful shimmering in the wind, backlit. 
Qty:
(4)  3" rose pot  $ 4.00 
Qty:
(7)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 

Nassella pulchra  Purple Needle Grass  East Bay Hills 
The official state grass (and formerly known to old-school native plant aficionados as Stipa pulchra), purple needlegrass is a wild and wooly bunchgrass suitable for meadows and pastures. The long purple florets look lovely swaying in the breeze, but don't plant them too near a path, where they will likely flop over and block traffic. 
Qty:
(74)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 


Nemophila maculata  Five-spot   
Annual wildflower similar to Baby Blue-eyes but white with blue spots. 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 oz seed  $ 15.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 lb. seed  $ 125.00 

Nemophila menziesii  Baby Blue Eyes   
Easy carpets of baby-blue bliss for the bees. 
Qty:
(1)  seed  $ 75.00 
status: 1/4th lb 


Oenothera caespitosa  Fragrant Evening Primrose  East of Sierras 
Perennial from Pinion Juniper and desert areas. 
Qty:
(10)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima  Hooker's Evening Primrose   
Tall, vigorous, covered in yellow blossoms! This free-seeding freebooter comes up everywhere it wants to. Hummingbirds like it. AKA Oenothera hookeri 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed  $ 6.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed  $ 15.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 


Oxalis oregana 'Klamath Ruby'  Klamath Ruby Redwood Sorrel   
This is not like the invasive weedy Bermuda Buttercups Oxalis but is a slowly spreading Redwood forest species with white to pink flowers and purplish leaves that can be nibbled for the sour flavor. 
Qty:
(0)  4" pot  $ 10.00 

Penstemon grinnellii  Grinnell's Beardtongue   
Similar to P. spectabilis, the large lavender flower has hairs inside which explain the common name Beardtongue. Makes an 18" bush - needs good drainage and summer dormancy. 
Qty:
(14)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'  Foothill Penstemon   
Beautiful blue flowers with a touch of pink. This variety is quite tolerant of drought or garden watering. Narrow leaves on a woody well-branched plant 1-3 ft. tall with dense bud clusters on the upper stems bursting into a vivid floral display of luscious blue. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Penstemon heterophyllus 'Catherine De La Mare'  Foothill Penstemon   
Beautiful blue flowers with a little more pink than most. This variety is quite tolerant of drought or garden watering. 
Qty:
(5)  1/2 gal  $ 9.00 


Philadelphus lewisii  Mock Orange   
Deciduous shrub with sweetly fragrant white flowers. Large vase shape. This species is native to California's northern mountainous regions. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


Phyla nodiflora  Lippia  Tesla, Alameda County 
Tiny ground hugging plant, very useful between stepping stones in harsh conditions and excellent butterfly nectar. All sorts of insects are drawn to the flowers of this verbena relative. AKA Capeweed, Creeping Lip Plant, Frog-Fruit, Frog's Bit, Licorice Verbena, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit, Condamine Couch, Creeping Vervain, Matgrass and more worldwide. Larval host for buckeye butterflies. Usually found in moist conditions. 
Qty:
(0)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 
status: divided 8-22-14 


Plant Nutrient Fertilizer  Kelp and seed extract made in Holland   
Five drops per quart of water, NPK: 1.2%:0.05%:0.35% plus micronutrients 
Qty:
(23)  2 lbs  $ 5.50 
status: half-size sample bottles: 35ml / 1.18 fl oz (1/4 cup) 


Plantago subnuda  Tall Coastal Plantain  East Bay 
Striking coastal wildlife species with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. An important larval host plant for butterflies. AKA goose tongue. Away from the immediate coast, this species will need additional irrigation. The seeds are edible and they reseed readily. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Platanus racemosa  Western sycamore  Cull Canyon 
Fast-growing deciduous tree, often found in riparian zones. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal  $ 100.00 


Poa secunda  Pine Bluegrass  East Bay 
Beautiful fine textured small bunchgrass. Goes dormant in the dry season. AKA Poa scabrella.  
Qty:
(143)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 
status: blue and green 


Polygonum paronychia  Dune Knotweed  San Francisco 
Low-growing easy and fine needle-leafed dune plant. In the garden it doesn't need sand, just sun, where it swiftly forms a tight mat for a fast and attractive drought-tolerant groundcover. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 10-18-14 


Polypodium californicum  California Polypody  Bay Area 
Summer deciduous, the fronds dry up and blow away, then it's the first thing to leaf out with the fall rains. Spreading by rhizomes, can grow in cracks of stone walls and cliffs forming a thick root mass on the surface. 
Qty:
(42)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Polypodium californicum 'Sarah Lyman'  California Polypody   
Summer deciduous, first thing to leaf out with the fall rains. 
Qty:
(20)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Polystichum munitum  Sword Fern   
A rugged and robust evergreen fern 2-4 feet tall with numerous fronds, common in damp woodlands below 2500 ft. Easy, beautiful, and bold in the garden. 
Qty:
(3)  15 gal  $ 75.00 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


Populus tremuloides  Quaking Aspen   
Aspen grows in montane habitats throughout the country, and needs cold to display its famous autumn color. Fast-growing, midsized handsome tree. Requires ample water. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 24.00 


Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica  Pacific Silver Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, ferny leaves, silver beneath, flower like a strawberry's but yellow. Likes wet conditions. Spreads by runners like a strawberry. Jepson calls it invasive in the garden. 
Qty:
(17)  1 gal  $ 10.00 


Prunus illicifolia  Islais Cherry   
This wonderful and local species (see the old-school population on San Francisco's Bayview Hill) grows evergreen up to 12 feet or more, making a lovely and hardy, bird-friendly, drought-tolerant hedge. 
Qty:
(10)  3" rose pot  $ 7.00 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal  $ 100.00 

Prunus illicifolia ssp. lyonii  Catalina Cherry   
From the Channel Islands, a tall, robust form of the Islais cherry. Grows to 40 feet or more. Large and dark and shiny leaves and long panicles of white flowers on this Catalina Island native tree. Birds love the berries. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 8-16-14 
Qty:
(2)  10 gal  $ 85.00 
Qty:
(1)  7 gal  $ 65.00 
Qty:
(5)  15 gal  $ 150.00 
status: staked tree form - tall but thin 

Prunus virginiana ssp. demissa  Western Chokecherry   
Showy flowers & edible fruit on a deciduous small tree, large shrub. 
Qty:
(5)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Pseudognaphalium ramosissimum  Pink Everlasting  East Bay 
Attractive pink flowers on a short lived biennial which reseeds readily. Good sand dune plant. Foliage has a maple syrup fragrance, or some say it smells like curry. Formerly Gnaphalium ramosissimum. 
Qty:
(21)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 


Pseudotsuga menziesii  Douglas Fir   
Douglas Firs look as nice as redwoods, and are even better for gardening under. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

Quercus agrifolia  Coast live oak  San Mateo Co 
THE Oak of San Francisco, and the most common oak species in the Bay Area. A big drought-loving evergreen tree with holly-like leaves, and the base of our local ecosystem. What else can I say? 
Qty:
(7)  2 gal  $ 25.00 
Qty:
(7)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

Quercus chrysolepis  Canyon Live Oak or Goldencup Oak  Bay Area 
The goldencup, a mid-sized oak usually less than 50 feet tall, has gorgeous leaves dusted underneath with gold, and nice fat acorns nestled in wooly bowl-shaped caps.  
Qty:
(7)  5 gal  $ 40.00 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal  $ 30.00 

Quercus douglasii  Blue oak   
The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere. 
Qty:
(0)  15 gal  $ 125.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Quercus wislizenii  Interior live oak  Mendocino Co 
Similar to Coast Live Oak, for hotter, drier areas. Slow growing to 50'. 
Qty:
(10)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


Ranunculus californica  California Buttercup  Bay Area 
Nice addition to a wildflower meadow for February flowers, then recedes in summer. Seasonally damp east slopes with Dodecatheon. Makes a great long lasting cut flower! 
Qty:
(18)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Rhamnus californica 'Eve Case'  Coffeeberry   
A compact coastal cultivar of this excellent evergreen shrub. Clean green glossy leaves & berries for wildlife. Usually makes a 5-foot mound. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal  $ 25.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Leatherleaf'  Coffeeberry  Montara Mountain 
This coffeeberry's distinctive large dark leathery leaves resemble a Rhododendron. Sun or shade, 6' evergreen goodness! 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'  Coffeeberry  San Mateo Co. 
Smaller leaves and a more dense compact habit than the common wild form. 3-7 feet high (perhaps double that) and wider than tall. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

Rhamnus californica SBM Compact  Coffeeberry  San Bruno Mountain 
A nice compact variety, local to SF. Sun or shade, evergreen, drought tolerant! 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 30.00 

Rhamnus crocea  Redberry   
These are slow growers to 4-5 feet and marvelous miniature shrubs, easy in the garden, an ideal solution for well-drained conditions like chert or sandy soils. Redberry are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed, and these have not been sexed. 
Qty:
(9)  1/2 gal  $ 27.00 
status: potted up 8-7-14 
Qty:
(2)  1/2 gal  $ 18.00 
status: potted up 9-20-14 

Rhododendron occidentale  Western Azalea   
A secret treasure from the sunny margins of the redwood forest and other moist environments, the western azalea has the most fragrant flowers of any rhododendron we know. Around 15 feet tall at maturity; spectacular bloom through spring and summer; winter deciduous. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 50.00 

Rhus ovata  Sugarbush  So. Cal. inland 
Evergreen shrub with beautiful red flush on new growth 4-10 foot with a sweet tasting gummy fruit similar to Rhus integrifolia. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal  $ 25.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Ribes malvaceum  Chapparal Currant  San Bruno Mountain 
The best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun tolerant than sanguineum. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Ribes malvaceum viridifolium 'Ortega Beauty'  Chapparal Currant   
Deep red form of the best flowering currant for the Bay Area. More drought tolerant, dense growing and sun loving than sanguineum. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 25.00 

Ribes speciosum 'Rana Creek'  Fuchsia Flowered Gooseberry   
A gorgeous woodland plant with fuchsia-style flowers, this mid-size shrub is quite thorny and thus makes an excellent "green fence" for keeping neighborhood dogs and children out of the garden. Also a hummingbird magnet. 4-6' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 25.00 


Ribes viburnifolium  Catalina Perfume  Catalina Island 
More of a groundcover than a vine but distinct from all the shrub form Ribes. Glossy green leaves thrive in dry shade. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Romneya coulteri  Matilija Poppy   
Also called Fried Egg Plant because of the yellow center and white petals, this vigorous specimen is best on a dry south-facing slope where its 8-foot flower stalks won't flop over onto the path. Spreads readily from fast-running rhizomes especially in sandy soils. Can be summer deciduous in certain areas. 
Qty:
(0)  2 gal  $ 25.00 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Rubus spectabilis var. franciscana  Salmonberry  Bay Area 
A gorgeous deciduous shrub from a vigorous rhizome, salmonberry forms a thicket 6 ft. tall with reddish leaves and delicious edible fruit. Often found at streamsides; needs garden water. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Salix laevigata  Red Willow  Peninsula 
A deciduous shrub with a narrower leaf than its local cousins; tolerates clay soil, great wildlife attractor. 
Qty:
(7)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

Salix lasiolepis  Arroyo Willow  San Francisco 
An abundant and highly variable shrub to small tree of no more than 25 ft., common in seeps and springs, meadows, marshes, and other wet places. Attractive catkins in late winter, lovely lush foliage follows. Deciduous. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Salix lucida  Shining Willow  San Francisco 
Can get fairly large compared to Arroyo Willow. Up to 35 feet tall. Bright green leaves, red & yellow stems. 
Qty:
(24)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
status: potted up 9/14 


Salvia 'Allen Chickering'  Allen Chickering's sage   
The favorite S. clevlandii hybrid of Nevin Smith and other discerning horticulturalists, Allen Chickering grows at least 4 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide with a bounty of blossoms in brilliant blue. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Salvia apiana  White Sage  So. Cal. 
Silver foliage with a strong and wonderful scent, small white flowers on dramatic tall stalks. Once prized by native Americans for burning as ceremonial incense in "smudge rituals." 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal  $ 14.00 

Salvia brandegei  Brandegee Sage  Santa Rosa Island 
Similar to our local Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) but with smaller green leaves and beautiful blue flowers; also has a very pleasant citrus like sent. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

Salvia clevelandii  Cleveland's sage   
An upright evergreen shrub to 3 or 4 feet, with silvery-green leaves and a showy blue flower display in summer, this drought-tolerant hummingbird magnet was named for the western botanist Daniel Cleveland, not for the city in Ohio. The wonderful fragrance of its foliage hits you at twenty paces. 
Qty:
(11)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'  Winifred Gilman Sage   
Handsome, compact clevelandii selection with showy deep violet flowers, reddish stems and a sweet fragrance to about 3 feet high and wide. 
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 
status: potted up 8-27-14 


Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff'  Amethyst Bluff Purple Sage  Pt. Sal, 
A heavy blooming selection from Pt. Sal, north of Santa Barbara. In youth it's rather low growing but in time can grow to as much as 10 feet tall and 15 wide. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Salvia munzii  Munz's Sage   
Small sage, 2-3 feet tall. From far southern CA, and very drought tolerant! Blue flowers. 
Qty:
(3)  2 gal  $ 25.00 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Salvia sonomensis  Sonoma sage   
Creeping groundcover to 1 ft. tall and fast-spreading. Leaves are silvery grey. Great on a sunny slope. Deep blue flowers are a hummingbird magnet. Good drainage a must; cannot tolerate irrigation during summer months. 
Qty:
(0)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
status: potted up 8-31-14 

Salvia spathacea.  Hummingbird Sage   
This aromatic perennial grows wild along the coast from Orange County to San Francisco, where it thrives on exposed north-facing slopes and in the dry duff under oaks. Creeps from a rhizome, sends up arrow-shaped leaves with the most delicious fragrance of any sage and robust pink blossoms that attract hummingbirds. See the star appearance of Salvia spathacea in the Locals Only story on Bernal Hill
Qty:
(5)  5 gal  $ 40.00 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Sambucus racemosa  Red Elderberry   
Very fast growing wetland shrub to 20 ft. Can be cut to the ground annually to keep neat appearance. Great very close to a water feature where it can dip its roots into the water. Large umbels of white flowers followed by stunning red berries which are poisonous to people but loved by birds. 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 150.00 
status: local San Francisco source 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
status: potted up 7-15-14 


Satureja mimuloides  Summer Savory  South Coast 
An attractive 18-inch perennial, a native in sunny moist spots along California's southern coast. Pleasant minty fragrance to the leaves; pull off a flower and sip the nectar to learn why hummingbirds love it. 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'  Carnea Stonecrop   
A green succulent with red stems. Great for containers or rock gardens! 
Qty:
(124)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 


Sequoia sempervirens  Coast Redwood   
The giants of the coast, redwoods like some moisture and respond well to pruning, 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 130.00 
status: Aptos Blue 

Sequoiadendron giganteum  Sierra Bigtree   
These Redwoods make enormous tree trunks in the Sierra foothills. Not as tall as Coast Redwoods but more massive. 
Qty:
(3)  15 gal  $ 130.00 


Sidalcea calycosa ssp. rhizomata  Point Reyes Checkerbloom   
An uncommon plant from freshwater marshes at Point Reyes (and into Sonoma and Mendocino counties), this easy and beautiful groundcover for wet areas is listed as an endangered species by the CNPS. It spreads quickly when planted in the ground, and (with flowing fresh water) gives a bounty of pink flowers throughout the summer. In a pot, it makes attractive trailing stems with reddish leaves but no flowers. 
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: divided 5-2-14; divided 7-18-14 

Solanum xantii  Blue Witch  Mountain Pride 
A greener-leafed nightshade species, reaching 2' tall. Poor drainage is no problem! Part shade and little water are ideal. VERY deer-resistant! 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(5)  2 gal  $ 25.00 


Sporobolus airoides  Alkali Sacaton   
Grows in alkalai seeps and makes big fascinating feathery flower heads. 
Qty:
(8)  9" tree band  $ 8.00 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal  $ 8.00 
Qty:
(22)  5" tree band  $ 5.00 


Symphoricarpos mollis var. acutus   Trailing Snowberry   
This northern & Sierra species has a very spreading habit and a little different look with a pointy leaf (AKA Sharp-leaf Snowberry) and red stems in a flat laying fishbone pattern. This is a vigorous spreader with four-foot trailing shoots, give it room. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(12)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 14.00 
status: potted up 9-21-14 


Tall Tapered Square Fiberglass Planter Pot  Grey   
30-inch tall, 15-inch top, 11-inch bottom 
Qty:
(1)  15 gal  $ 158.00 


Tellima grandiflora  Fringe Cups   
Thrives on neglect in moist shade, reseeding readily, this Heuchera relative makes a pleasant woodland backdrop and reveals a unique flower on closer inspection. 
Qty:
(52)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 
Qty:
(23)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Thalictrum fendleri  Meadowrue   
Charming perennial for part shade with some moisture. These are dioecious so you'll need a male and female plant to set seed.  
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 7-26-14 


The California Native Landscape  book  Greg Ruban and Lucy Warren 
 
Qty:
(4)  book  $ 34.95 


Torreya californica  California Nutmeg  Tilden 
A California endemic, this slow-growing tree puts on about a foot a year (up to 140 feet) with horizontal branches and aromatic wood. The seeds were a highly esteemed foodstuff of California Indians and will attract numerous birds and other wildlife. Torreya are dioecious; you need a male and female plant to set seed. 
Qty:
(6)  7 gal  $ 75.00 


Toyon Wood  Toyon Wood   
Toyon wood has a very dense fine grain and forms beautiful burls. Hand peeled when fresh produces a silky smooth finish. Root wood with a similar character was popular in ancient Asia for contemplation on a scholar's table. 
Qty:
(1)    $ 100.00 
status: 31-inch wide by 17-inch tall, tung oil finish 


Typha Species  Cattail   
Vigorous wetland grass with distinctive fluffy seed head when mature. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Umbellularia californica  California Bay Laurel   
Slow growing very large tree that can be kept pruned and neat. Grows well in containers. Fragrant leaves can be used in cooking but you need much less than European bay. 
Qty:
(2)  15 gal  $ 210.00 


Urtica dioica  Stinging Nettle  East Bay 
Looks like a tall mint up to 6 foot high, edible and nutritious when cooked but its stings can last for hours. Larval host for Red Admiral butterfly. 
Qty:
(20)  5" tree band  $ 6.00 


veggie: Artichoke 'Green Globe'  Green Globe Artichoke, veggie   
Native to the Mediterranean region Artichoke's are a must have for any home garden with enough space. Getting between 3 and 5 feet tall and wide this delicious vegetable requires some room to grow. They can live up to 5 years producing several artichoke heads in the summer months. They need full sun and some water especially in hot, dry areas. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 7-6-14 

veggie: Asparagus UC 157 F2  Asparagus, veggie   
This wonderful plant from the coasts of Europe and Asia is a treasure for the patient vegetable gardener. Plants start producing usable spears around 3 years of age and can live up to 20 years. Asparagus wants to be in well drained, richly fertilized soil in full sun. helpful sites on how to grow asparagus. http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Asparagus-officinalis.htm , http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/asparagus-growing-guide 
Qty:
(43)  10" tree band  $ 8.00 

veggie: Celery 'Tango'  Tango Celery, veggie   
Celery is a wonderful, versatile vegetable originally from the Mediterranean region, which can be eaten raw or used in a variety of dishes ranging from salads to stuffing. This variety is known for producing a hearty crop in a relatively short amount of time and is prized for its sweet taste and non-stringy texture. Celery wants to be in full sun but can handle part shade, it needs consistently moist soil, and does not like to dry out. 
Qty:
(20)  3" rose pot  $ 3.00 

veggie: Emerite Pole Bean  Emerite Pole Bean, veggie   
Long beans are delicious even when larger. Keeps producing till frost. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal  $ 12.00 
Qty:
(4)  1/2 gal  $ 5.00 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 150.00 
status: with old grape vine support  

veggie: Pepper 'Fresno Chile'  Fresno Chile Pepper  AS- 5/27/14 Blooms Nursery 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 7-6-14 

veggie: Pepper 'Gypsy'  Gypsy Pepper, veggie   
A sweet bell-type pepper that ripens from pale green to yellow to red, and can be eaten at any stage. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 14.00 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal  $ 7.00 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal  $ 18.00 
status: in brewery bag  

veggie: Pepper 'Pinot Noir'  Pinot Noir Pepper, veggie   
A sweet bell-type pepper that ripens in a rainbow of colors to dark purple-black. Good in cool and warm climates. 
Qty:
(7)  1 gal  $ 7.00 
Qty:
(3)  3" rose pot  $ 4.00 

veggie: Squash 'Scallopini'  Scallopini Squash, veggie   
Qty:
(5)  1 gal  $ 7.00 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal  $ 14.00 


Verbena lasiostachys  Western Vervain  Berkeley 
Perennial wetland species with tall spike of purple flowers on a lanky plant. 
Qty:
(16)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Verbena lilacina 'De la Mina'  Lilac Verbena  Cedros Island Baja 
Evergreen perennial from sand dunes on an island off Baja to 2 feet with showy fragrant flowers that attract butterflies. Can bloom almost year round on the coast. Drought tolerant unlike our local wetland species. 
Qty:
(84)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
status: potted up 7-30-14 


Vine Tape     
Qty:
(7)    $ 5.00 
status: 1/2 inch, 150 feet, 8 mil 
Qty:
(8)    $ 7.00 
status: 1 inch, 150 feet, 8 mil 


Vitis californica  Wild Grape   
The true wild form with good fruit for eating. Train it up a fence or into a tree, or let it scramble horizontally to make a good seasonal groundcover and excellent quail habitat. Deciduous.  
Qty:
(7)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


Whipplea modesta  Modesty   
Known as Yerba De Selva (herb of the wood) or Modesty for its innocuous character. Keator's description says it always looks like its about to burst into spectacular growth. It is easy & looks good all year round. Very similar to Yerba Buena in appearance and culture. Needs some shade and some summer water but looks great with little water in shade. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal  $ 10.00 


Wood Planter Box - Recycled     
A sturdy design for some old, rough, full 2x3's we came across. Shaggy, aged doug fir shows on the top and lurks on bottom edges. It's the same size and shape as our commercial wood growing boxes, or a teak English citrus box. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 1,400.00 

Wood Planter, Crate - Recycled     
A sturdy design for some, rough crate wood we came across. Stainless steel screws compliment the rustic boards. 6"x9"x4" 
Qty:
(1)    $ 25.00 

Wood Planter, Crate, Basket - Recycled     
A sturdy design for some, rough crate wood we came across. Stainless steel screws and a heavy iron hoop handle compliment the rustic boards. Use it as a picnic basket, for kindling, tools or magazines. 12"x12"x16" 
Qty:
(1)    $ 120.00 


Woodwardia fimbriata  Giant Chain Fern   
Beautiful, LARGE fern given adequate water. can take sun or shade. does not like to dry out. do not fertilize. Drought tolerant when established but occurs naturally in seeps.  
Qty:
(6)  1 gal  $ 15.00 

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