The following is a listing of nurseries in California that offer native plants for optimum growing and drought resistance.
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A.V.R.C.D. Tree Nursery & Arboretum 10148 W. Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93536-8006
Tel: 661/942-7306 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com (Conservation District main e-mail) Web: www.avrcd.org Our Conservation Nursery supplies trees, plants, seeds, and contract growing services. A list of available plats is posted on our website.
Albright Seed Company Carpinteria, CA 93014-1275 805-684-0436 www.albrightseed.com Bulk sales grass, wildflower, shrub & tree seed, 50% native; $25 minimum order.
Appleton Forestry Nursery 1369 Tilton Road Sebastopol, CA 95472 707 / 823-3776
Container trees & shrubs, contract collect & grow, wholesale & retail. Call ahead.
Canfield Native Nursery 1369 Tilton Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 Tel: 707/823-3776 Fax:
Native plants for environmental restoration.
Bay Natives 375 Alabama St. #440 San Francisco, CA 94110 Tel. 415 / 287-6755
www.baynatives.com Ecommerce local native plants suited to SF Bay Area gardens and landscapes.
Baylands Nursery 965 Weeks Street East Palo Alto, CA 94303
www.baylands.com Wholesale & retail plants, about one-third native.
Bayview Gardens 1201 Bay Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Mail order iris. Joe Chio Pacific Coast Hybrids.
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery 1310 McGee Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703 510 / 526-4704
www.berkeleyhort.com Retail plants – one section devoted to natives.
Bertotti Landscaping, Inc. 2425 Adobe Rd. Petaluma, Ca. 94954 ph.: 707 / 559-7077 / 415 / 897-8517 www.bertotti.com
Bitterroot Restoration, Inc. 55 Sierra College Boulevard Lincoln, CA 95648 916 / 434-9571
www.bitterrootrestoration.com Wholesale and custom growing.
Blue Moon Nursery– 40838 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, Ca. 93271. www.BlueMoonNursery.Blogspot.com. specializes in drought tolerant plants, natives & other plants appropriate for the Central San Joaquin Valley floor & the Sierra foothills
C.H. Baccus 900 Boynton Avenue San Jose, CA 95117 408 / 244-2923
Calaveras Nursery 1622 East Hwy 12 Valley Springs, CA 95252 209 / 772-1823 Retail tress, about 50% native.
California Flora Nursery P.O. Box 3, Somers & D Streets Fulton, CA 95439 707 / 528-8813
www.calfloranursery.com Wholesale and retail, native and Mediterranean plants.
The Calypso Orchid Company PO Box 475 Philo CA 95466 USA http://www.calypsoorchid.com
CA Dept. of Forestry – L. A. Moran Reforestation Center 5800 Chiles Road Davis, CA 95617 www.fire.ca.gov/ResourceManagement/lammrc.asp Tree sales for erosion control, windbreaks, & reforestation work, 50 item minimum. UPDATE March 2007: LAMRC has suspended operations. The seed bank is still operating at the site and seed is still being processed, but no seedlings are being propagated at this time.
Magalia Reforestation Center 6640 Steiffer Road Magalia, CA 95954 (530)872-6301 http://www.fire.ca.gov/rsrc-mgt_statenurseries.php
Cal-Native Plants 25735 Garbani Rd. Menifee CA, 92584 909 / 301-8075 http://www.cal-nativeplants.com/
Aims to increase community awareness of the critical role native plants play in California’s ecological well being.
Capitol Wholesale Nursery, Inc. 2938 Everdale Drive San Jose, CA 95148 408 / 239-0589
firstname.lastname@example.org Wholesale, retail and broker nursery that emphasizes sustainable landscapes.
Carter’s Seed 804 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054-2863 Tel: 800/842-7711 Web: www.carterseeds.com
Central Coast Wilds 114 Liberty Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831 / 459-0655 www.centralcoastwilds.com
State registered organic nursery provides quality native plants, seeds, and services to landscapers and designers.
Center for Arid Lands Restoration – Joshua Tree National Monument 74495 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 Tel: 760/367-5565 Fax: 760/367-6392
Circuit Rider Productions, Inc. 9619 Old Redwood Highway Windsor, CA 95492 707 / 838-6641 www.crpinc.org By appt. only, wholesale & retail plants (small sizes), contract collect & grow, revegetation & restoration.
Clyde Robin Seed Company P.O. Box 2366 Castro Valley, CA 94546 510 / 785-0425 www.clyderobin.com Wholesale & mail order seed.
Cornflower Farms P.O. Box 896 Elk Grove, CA 95759 916 / 689-1015
Container plants, 80%-90% natives, revegetation and restoration. Open for retail sales the 2nd Saturday of each month from March to November from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.
El Nativo Growers, Inc. 200 S. Peckham Rd., Azusa, CA 91702 Tel: 626/969-8449 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.elnativogrowers.com
Produces hundreds of species native to California, including many grasses and grass-like species. company is staffed with experts in California native plant propagation and production.
Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery 1957B Highway 1 Moss Landing CA 95039 831 / 763-1207
Seed, container & bareroot plants, contract collect & grow, demonstration garden. Open to the public on Fridays from 8-4. Wholesale hours are (preferably) by appointment
Euterpe Farms 667 S. Rice Rd. Ojai, CA 93023 (805) 640-1004
Plants grown from our farm stock and native Ojai-Valley seeds collected under the approval of local conservation groups
Far West Bulb Farm 14499 Lower Colfax Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 530 / 272-4775
Mail order bulbs, native to central and northern California. Contract grow.
Floral Native Nursery 2511 Floral Ave. Chico, CA. 95973 530-892-2511 (phone/fax)
Dedicated to growing California Native plants for landscaping and restoration. Wholesale and retail.
Forestfarm 990 Tetherow Road Williams, OR 97544 541 / 846-7269
www.forestfarm.com Retail mail order plants, extensive selection western trees & shrubs.
Forest Seeds of California 1100 Indian Hill Road Placerville, CA 95667 530 / 621-1551
Mail order tree & shrub seeds, contract collect.
Freshwater Farms, Inc. 5851 Myrtle Avenue Eureka, CA 95503 707 / 444-8261 800 / 200-8969
www.freshwaterfarms.com Wholesale & retail seed, container & bareroot riparian plants, contract collect & grow, revegetation & restoration.
Paul Furman 3975 19th Street San Francisco, CA 415 / 722-6037
http://www.edgehill.net/plant-list.htm Retail by appointment: Bay Area natives, woodland lilies, bulbs, ferns, grasses, uncommon species.
Genetic Resource Center/ USDA Forest Service 2741 Cramer Lane, Chico, CA 95928 Tel: 916/895-1176
Glass Mountain Forest Tree Nursery P.O. Box 440, St. Helena, CA 94574 Tel: 707/963-2372
Green Oak Ranch Nursery 1237 Green Oak Rd., Vista, CA 92083 Tel: 760/727-0251
Focus on southwestern California and northern Baja Mexico native plants. Currently offering about 300 native species. Classes, demonstration gardens.
Greenlee Nursery 257 E. Franklin Ave., Pomona, CA 91766 Tel: 909/629-9045 Fax: 909/620-9283 Grasses, sedges, and rushes native to various regions of the U.S. We contract, grow large orders and ship throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Grow Native- Opened by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, one in Claremont and in Westwood. www.rsabg.org for more information
Growing Grounds Farm P.O. Box 15408 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Phone: 805 / 543-6071www.growinggroundsfarm.org A non-profit wholesale nursery which provides vocational training and employment to people with mental illness. We grow a variety of native plants, and have done some restoration work with the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo and the California Conservation Corps.
Growing Solutions Restoration Education Institute P.O. Box 30081 Santa Barbara, CA 93130
805 / 452-7561 www.growingsolutions.org
A non-profit organization located in Santa Barbara County and dedicated to the restoration and preservation of California’s remarkable botanic wealth and rich diversity.
Hartland Nursery 13737 Grand Island Road Walnut Grove, CA 95690 916 / 775-4021
Specializes in growing plants that are native to Northern California’s Central Valley.
Hedgerow Farms 21740 County Road 88 Winters, CA 95694 530 / 662-6847
Wholesale & retail seed, container grasses, sedges, rushes, & forbes, contract collect & grow, revegetation & restoration.
Industrial Forest Associates 4886 Cottage Grove Avenue McKinleyville, CA 95519
708 / 839-3256 Retail, bulk sales of native conifers.
Intermountain Nursery 30443 N. Auberry Rd Prather, CA 93651 559 / 855-3113 Specialize in drought tolerant CA native plants for the central valley floor up into the central Sierra Nevada. Retail hours are Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman Star Route 2, Box 337, La Honda, CA 94020 Large selection of native seeds. Species for most habitats: prairie, woodland, wetland, alpine, cool and warm deserts, dry and moist tropical, chaparral, coastal, and for a wide range of ecological niches. Cat/R/M/W
J.M. Oak Tree Nursery 430 La Lata Place, Buellton, CA 93427 Tel: 805/688-5563 (Wholesale for local sales only)
L.A. Moran Reforestation Center, California Dept. of Forestry P.O. Box 1590, Davis, CA 95617 Tel: 530/753-2441 Fax: 530/323-3401 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jughandle Creek Nature Center Native Plant Nursery 15501 North Highway 1 Caspar, California 95420 (707) 964-4630 www.jughandle.creek.org We started the nursery as an education project with local school districts in 1994. We have since been involved in restoration/education activities with Mendocino County schools and cooperating landowners from as far south as Gualala to as far north as Westport on the Mendocino coast.
Lake County Natives 7480 Kelsey Creek Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451 707 / 279-2868
Wholesale & retail plants by apptointment.
Larner Seeds P.O. Box 407 Bolinas, CA 94924 www.larnerseeds.com
Mail order seeds, retail plants at nursery Oct. thru July, coastal ecotypes, wildflowers, perennials, shrubs, trees, & grasses, contract collect & grow, demonstration garden.
Las Pilitas Nursery 3232 Las Pilitas Road Santa Margarita, CA 93453 and: 8331 Nelson Way Escondido, 92026 www.laspilitas.com Wholesale, retail by appointment, seed & container plants, contract collect & grow.
Lu Restoraton Nursery Roseville, CA 95661 Phone: 916-622-5827 www.lu-restoration.com
Specializing in growing plants native to the western United States, focusing
on those native to California.
Little River Nursery 1508 Crannell Rd., Trinidad, CA 95570 Tel: 707/268-3069 One-year-old, containerized, reforestation-style seedlings; primarily conifers from N.W. California and coastal Oregon.
Live Oak Nursery P.O. Box 815, Knights Ferry, CA 95361 Tel: 209/881-0228 Fax: 209/847-3444
The Living Desert, Palo Verde Garden Center 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tel: 760/346-5694 We promote the landscape use of plants indigenous to the deserts of the southwest and Mexico by offering one of the most comprehensive selections of plants and wildflower seeds. R
Manzanita Native Plant Nursery 39397 Hwy 94, Boulevard, CA 91905 Tel: 619/733-9843
Matilija Nursery 8225 Waters Rd Moorpark, CA 93021 805-523 8604 www.matilijanursery.com Retail and wholesale nursery specializing in Californian and southwestern native plants.
Middlebrook Gardens 76 Race Street San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 292-9993 www.middlebrook-gardens.com California Native plants nursery organized by plant community, open the first and third weekends of the month throughout the summer.
Mockingbird Nurseries, lnc. 1670 Jackson St., Riverside, CA 92504 Tel: 909/780-3571
We specialize in California natives grown chemically free in 1-,5-, and 15-gal. containers. We do contract growing in other sizes (D-40, D-16, etc.) when required. W/C/R
Moon Mountain Wildflowers P.O. Box 725 Carpinteria, CA 93014-0725 805 / 684-2565
Mail order seed.
Mostly Natives Nursery 27235 Hwy One P.O. Box 258 Tomales, CA 94971 707 / 878-2009
www.mostlynatives.com Wholesale & retail plants, coastal natives and drought-tolerant plants.
Mourning Cloak Ranch & Botanical Gardens 22101 Old Town Rd., Tehachapi, CA 93561 Tel: 805/822-1661 E-mail: email@example.com Sell plants and seeds. Garden has 2,300 species of native and exotic plants and trees on 30 acres. Visits by reservation only. S/R
Native Grow Nursery 30900 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 100 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 481-9090 www.nativegrow.com
Wholesale and contract growing. Superior native & drought tolerant plants.
Native Here Nursery 101 Golf Coarse Drive Tilden Regional Park Berkeley, CA 94708
510 / 549-0211 www.ebcnps.org/NativeHereHome.htm
Volunteer run by CNPS, excellent source of locally native plants, revegetation, and restoration. Open Friday & Saturday, call ahead.
Native Revival Nursery 8022 Soquel Drive Aptos, CA 95003 831 / 684-1811
www.nativerevival.com Wholesale & retail seed & plants, contract collect & grow, revegetation & restoration.
Native Sons 379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-481-5996 www.nativeson.com Wholesale only, see website for local retail outlets, Mediterranean plants as well as natives.
Native Springs Nursery PO Box 4071 Yankee Hill CA 95965 Butte County (530) 514-8578
Specializing in native conifers and other native CA plants. Mail order encouraged.
Natural Landscapes 16 Limetree Ln. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 310 / 377-2536
www.natural-landscapes.com Family nursery specializing in CA Natives offering retail, custom growing and landscaping. Call ahead, by appointment only.
North Coast Native Nursery P.O. Box 744 Petaluma, CA 94953 707 / 769-1213
Native plants for woodland, coastal and riparian habitats, wholesale & retail seed & plants, contract collect & grow, revegetation and restoration, call ahead.
Northwest Native Seed Ron Ratko 17595 Vierra Canyon Road #172 Prunedale, CA 93907
Catalog issued late fall (end of Nov. or Dec.), ships seed Nov-April, extensive listings include data on where collected, many hard-to-find.
O’Donnell’s Fairfax Nursery 1700 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Fairfax, CA 94930
415 / 453-0372 Retail and wholesale organic native nursery specializing in Californian native habitat restoration.
Oracle Oak Nursery: Hopland, Cal http://oracleoaknursery.com- CA native trees in containers (15 gallon and 24 inch box) and in Grow Bags (24 inch).
Pacific Coast Seed 533 Hawthorne Place Livermore, CA 94551 925- 373-4417
www.pcseed.com Wholesale only or through local nurseries. Seed, wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, trees.
Park Place Gardens Nursery P.O. Box 789 Loomis, CA 95650 916 / 276-8225
www.ppgn.com Wholesale nursery specializing in landscape trees and shrubs, adaptable to Northern California and including many natives.
Placerville Nursery USDA Forest Service, 2375 Fruitridge Road, Camino, CA 95709 Tel: 530/642-5000 Fax: 530/642-5099
Plants for Dry Places 25735 Garboni Rd., Menifee Valley, CA 92584 Tel: 909/679-6612 Fax: 909/670-6612 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
California and Southwestern natives. Plants for wildlife, erosion control, and fire-safe landscaping. Drought- and cold-tolerant trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers. Cat/R/M/W/C
Quail Botanical Gardens Foundation, Inc. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024 Tel: 760/436-9516 Fax: 760/632-0917
Rana Creek Wholesale Nursery 35351 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley CA 93924 (831) 659-2830 www.ranacreeknursery.com Wholesale seed, wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, trees; retail container plants by appointment; sustainable landscaping, revegetation & restoration natives; contract collect & grow.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1500 N. College Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 909-625 8767 www.rsabg.org Plant sales in California Garden Shop November – May. Annual plant sales: first weekend November; first Saturday April.
RECON Native Plants 1755 Saturn Blvd. San Diego, Ca 92154 (619) 423-2284
www.reconnativeplants.com Habitat Restoration Quality Native Plant Material for the Southwest. Wholesale only.
Regional Parks Botanic Garden c/o Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708-2396 (Intersection of South Park Dr. and Wildcat Canyon Rd.) Tel: 510/841-8732 Offer year-round, broad selection of California native perennials, bulbs, shrubs, trees. Special sale the third Saturday of April. Fall sales of seed of California wildflowers, perennials, bulbs. S/R
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 1212 Mission Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Tel: 805/682-4726 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.santabarbarabotanicgarden.org
Dedicated to the study, display, and preservation of California’s native plants. Garden Growers Nursery sells native plants and plants from other Mediterranean-climate regions. Open year-round, with two annual sales in April and October. Garden Shop carries excellent selection of gardeing and botanical books. R/S
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Native Plant Nursery 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9651 Tel: 559/565-3341 Fax: 559/565-3730
San Luis Creek Nursery 955 El Camino Real San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 788-0874 ph (805) 788-0875 Wholesale and retail by appointment only. Specializing in CA native garden and restoration plants.
Seedhunt P.O. Box 96 Freedom, CA 95019-0096 www.seedhunt.com
Mail order annual and perennial seed, about 1/3 native, many hard-to-find.
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens 2660 East Lake Avenue (Highway 152) Watsonville, CA 95076
831 / 763-0939 www.sierraazul.com
Mediterranean & water-conserving plants, many natives.
Sierra Seed Supply 358 Williams Valley Rd. Greenville, CA 95947 530 / 284-7926
www.sierraseedsupply.com/ Native wildflower, perennial, shrub and tree seeds from Northern California.
Sierra Valley Farms 1329 County Rd. A23 Beckwourth, Ca. 96129 530 / 832-0114
www.sierravalleyfarms.com Over 100 species of high elevation native trees,shrubs,grassrs, forbs and sedges for the Sierra Communities.
Siskiyou Tree & Mountain 200 South A St., Mount Shasta, CA 96067 Tel: 916/926-4755 Fax: 916/926-4755 We offer coniferous and native shrubs and tree seed from the Siskiyou County and out lying regions of N. California. C/W
Smith River Nursery, Hastings LLC P.O. Box 250, Smith River, CA 95567 Tel: 707/487-3775 Fax: 707/487-9301 E-mail: email@example.com
Sonoma Horticultural Nursery 3970 Azalea Avenue Sebastopol CA 95472 707 / 823-6832
www.sonomahort.com Woodland garden, known for rhododendrons & azaleas, some natives.
Suncrest Nurseries, Inc. 400 Casserly Road Watsonville, CA 95076 831 / 728-2595
www.suncrestnurseries.com Wholesale only, see website for local retail outlets. Specializes in development of new and unusual ornamental plants for coastal and near coastal California–many of them native.
Sunset Coast Nursery 2745 Tierra Way, Aromas, CA 95004 Tel: 831/726-1672
Sylvandale Gardens 77 Avenue of the Giants, Phillipsville, CA 95559 Tel: 707/923-3606 Fax: 707/923-4192 Native plants. Mostly shrubs and trees.
Tahoe Tree Company 401 Westlake Blvd., P.O. Box 5325 Tahoe City, CA 96145
Tel: 916/583-3911 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Specialize in native plants of Tahoe area, elev. 6,200 ft. Plants include quaking aspen, redtwig dogwood, thimbleberry, willows, mountain alder, mountain pride penstemon. Seed includes grasses/wildflowers of Tahoe and California foothills.
Tarweed Nursery and Landscape 4250 Dundee Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323/663-0113 Web: www.tarweednativeplants.com
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc. 910 Main Street, Suite D Red Bluff, CA 96080 (Tehama County) 530-528-8272 www.tehamaenvironmental.com Wholesale container California native trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs for restoration and native landscaping, contract, collect and grow; call ahead.
Telos Rare Bulbs P.O. Box 4978 Arcata, CA 95518 www.telosrarebulbs.com
Many natives including Calochortus, Brodiaea, Fritillaria, Erythronium, Camassia, and more.
Theodore Payne Foundation 10459 Tuxford Street Sun Valley, CA 91352 818 / 768-1802
www.theodorepayne.org Retail plants, mail order seed, large seed selection.
The Tourist Trap 61762 Twentynine Palms Hwy. Joshua Tree, CA 92252 www.cactusbymail.com Yuccas, agaves, cactus and trees.
The Villager Nursery 10678 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA 96161-4834
Tel: 530/587-0771 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.villagernursery.com
Growing array of antives that balance beauty, function and easy care. We offer you Sierra natives for every need. Cold-hardy and alpine plants, bulbs and seeds for heavy snow and high deserts are specialties. Serving northern CA and western NV.
Tree of Life Nursery P.O. Box 635, 33201 Ortega Hwy. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
949 / 728-0685 californianativeplants.com
Wholesale & retail container plants, contract collect & grow.
The Watershed Nursery 601 Canal Blvd, Suite A, Richmond, CA 94804 510-234-2222
www.TheWatershedNursery.com Grows a wide variety of plants providing for a high degree of native plant/habitat biodiversity.
The Wildflower Seed Co. P.O. Box 406, St. Helena, CA 94574 Order: 800/456-3359 Tel: 707/963-3359 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.wildflowerseed.com
Wildflower mixes for spring garden uses. California native mix. Cat/M/W
Wildwood farm 10300 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA 95452 Tel: 707/833-1161
Web: www.wildwoodmaples.com Selected hardy perennials. Some native to California, others to U.S. A few California native shrubs. M/R
Village Nurseries 1589 N. Main St., Orange, CA 92867 Order: 800/542-0209 Tel: 714/279-3100
E-mail: email@example.com 350 acres of general ornamentals, from 4-inch color to 48-inch boxed specimen trees. Specialize in natives of the Southwest, azaleas, camellias, gardenias. Growing grounds in N. and S. California. Cat/W/C/R
Yerba Buena Nursery 19500 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA 94062 650-851-1668
Retail plants and some seed, large demonstration garden with mature examples of many cultivar and species natives. Except for ferns, all native.