Monday, January 11, 2010

Native Plant Nurseries

Native Plant Nurseries

These nurseries are primarily either retail or retail and wholesale, a few are wholesale only. Most are in Northern California, except for mail order sources and a few outstanding nurseries. They sell primarily native plants or seeds, except where noted. Many of these sources also provide consultation services. Call for hours and dates open. In addition to these sources, many local retail nurseries carry a selection of native California plants.

Nursery List by Region:

North Coast

990 Tetherow Road
Williams, OR 97544
(541) 846-7269
Retail mail order plants, extensive selection western trees & shrubs.

Freshwater Farms, Inc.
5851 Myrtle Avenue
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 444-8261 or (800) 200-8969
Wholesale & retail seed, container & bareroot riparian plants, contract collect & grow, revegetation & restoration.

Industrial Forest Associates
4886 Cottage Grove Avenue
McKinleyville, CA 95519
(708) 839-3256
Retail, bulk sales of native conifers.

Jughandle Creek Nature Center Native Plant Nursery
Physical Address: 15501 North Highway 1
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17
Caspar, California 95420
(707) 964-4630
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.

Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants
4030 Eagle Creat Road, NW
Salem, OR 97304
(503) 362-1135
Retail, mail order. Maybe 10% native, but some hard-to-find, e.g., Trillium.

Telos Rare Bulbs
P.O. Box 4978
Arcata, CA 95518
Many natives including Calochortus, Brodiaea, Fritillaria, Erythronium, Camassia, and more.

The Calypso Orchid Company
PO Box 475
Philo, CA 95466
Northern Sierra

Sierra Seed Supply
358 Williams Valley Road
Greenville, CA 95947
(530) 284-7926
Native wildflower, perennial, shrub and tree seeds from Northern California.

Sierra Valley Farms
1329 County Road, A23
Beckwourth, CA 96129
(530) 832-0114
Over 100 species of high elevation native trees, shrubs, grassrs, forbs and sedges for the Sierra Communities.

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Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery
2825 Cummings Road
Medford, Oregon 97501
(541) 772-6846
Retail, mail order alpine & rock garden plants, some hard-to-find natives.

Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
910 Main Street, Suite D
Red Bluff, CA 96080 (Tehama County)
(530) 528-8272
Wholesale container California native trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs for restoration and native landscaping, contract, collect and grow; call ahead.

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Bay Area

Chapter Nursery

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Coarse Drive
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 549-0211

OPEN: Tuesdays: noon to 3 pm, Fridays: 9 am - noon, Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm
Located in Tilden Park across from the entrance to the Tilden Golf Course

Volunteer run by CNPS, excellent source of locally native plants, revegetation, and restoration. Open Friday & Saturday, call ahead.

Appleton Forestry Nursery
1369 Tilton Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-3776
Container trees & shrubs, contract collect & grow, wholesale & retail. Call ahead.

Bay Natives
375 Alabama Street, #440
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 287-6755
Fax: (415) 285-2240
Ecommerce local native plants suited to SF Bay Area gardens and landscapes.

Baylands Nursery
965 Weeks Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Wholesale & retail plants, about one-third native.

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 526-4704
Retail plants - one section devoted to natives.

Bertotti Landscaping, Inc.
2425 Adobe Road
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: (707) 559-7077 or (415) 897-8517
Fax: (707) 559-7078
Cell: (415) 559-5519

California Flora Nursery
P.O. Box 3
Somers & D Streets
Fulton, CA 95439
(707) 528-8813
Wholesale and retail, native and Mediterranean plants.

Circuit Rider Productions, Inc.
9619 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 838-6641
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
Wholesale & mail order seed.

Larner Seeds
P.O. Box 407
Bolinas, CA 94924
Mail order seeds, retail plants at nursery Oct. thru July, coastal ecotypes, wildflowers, perennials, shrubs, trees, & grasses, contract collect & grow, demonstration garden.

Mostly Natives Nursery
27235 Hwy One
P.O. Box 258
Tomales, CA 94971
(707) 878-2009
Wholesale & retail plants, coastal natives and drought-tolerant plants.

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, re-vegetation and restoration, call ahead.

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.

Pacific Coast Seed
533 Hawthorne Place
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 373-4417
Wholesale only or through local nurseries. Seed, wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, trees.

Paul Furman
3975 19th Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 722-6037
Retail by appointment: Bay Area natives, woodland lilies, bulbs, ferns, grasses, uncommon species.

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery
3970 Azalea Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-6832
Woodland garden, known for rhododendrons & azaleas, some natives.

The Watershed Nursery
155 Tamalpais Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 548-4714
Grows a wide variety of plants providing for a high degree of native plant/habitat biodiversity.

Yerba Buena Nursery
19500 Skyline Boulevard
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.

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Central Coast

Bayview Gardens
1201 Bay Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Mail order iris. Joe Chio Pacific Coast Hybrids.

C. H. Baccus
900 Boynton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 244-2923
Mail order bulbs.

Capitol Wholesale Nursery, Inc.
2938 Everdale Drive
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 239-0589
Wholesale, retail and broker nursery that emphasizes sustainable landscapes.

Central Coast Wilds
114 Liberty Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 459-0655
State registered organic nursery provides quality native plants, seeds, and services to landscapers and designers.

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 Monday - Friday from 8-4

Growing Grounds Farm
P.O. Box 15408
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Phone: (805) 543-6071
Fax: (805) 543-6092
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.

Middlebrook Gardens
76 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 292-9993
California Native plants nursery organized by plant community, open the first and third weekends of the month throughout the summer.

Native Revival Nursery
8022 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 684-1811
Wholesale & retail seed & plants, contract collect & grow, revegetation & restoration.

Native Sons
379 West El Campo Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5996
Wholesale only, see website for local retail outlets, Mediterranean plants as well as natives.

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.

Rana Creek Wholesale Nursery
35351 East Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley CA 93924
(831) 659-2830
Wholesale seed, wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, trees; retail container plants by appointment; sustainable landscaping, revegetation & restoration natives; contract collect & grow.

San Luis Creek Nursery
955 El Camino Real
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 788-0874
Fax: (805) 788-0875
Wholesale and retail by appointment only. Specializing in CA native garden and restoration plants.

P.O. Box 96
Freedom, CA 95019-0096
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
Mediterranean & water-conserving plants, many natives.

Suncrest Nurseries, Inc.
400 Casserly Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-2595
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.

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Central Valley

Chapter Nursery

Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery
2140 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova , 95670
at Soil Born Farms on the American River Parkway.
Click here for more information

Bitterroot Restoration, Inc.
55 Sierra College Boulevard
Lincoln, CA 95648
(916) 434-9571
Wholesale and custom growing.

California Dept. of Forestry -
L. A. Moran Reforestation Center
5800 Chiles Road
Davis, CA 95617
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.

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.

Floral Native Nursery
2511 Floral Avenue
Chico, CA. 95973
Phone/Fax: (530) 892-2511

Dedicated to growing California Native plants for landscaping and restoration. Wholesale and retail.

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.

Intermountain Nursery
30443 North Auberry Road
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.
Also do contract growing and wholesale.

Lake County Natives
7480 Kelsey Creek Drive
Kelseyville, CA 95451
(707) 279-2868
Wholesale & retail plants by appointment.

Lu Restoraton Nursery
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: (916) 622-5827
Fax: (916) 780-0375
Specializing in growing plants native to the western United States, focusing
on those native to California.

Magalia Reforestation Center
6640 Steiffer Road
Magalia, CA 95954
(530) 872-6301

Native Springs Nursery
P.O. Box 4071
Yankee Hill, CA 95965
Butte County
(530) 514-8578
Specializing in native conifers and other native CA plants. Mail order encouraged.

Park Place Gardens Nursery
P.O. Box 789
Loomis, CA 95650
(916) 276-8225
Wholesale nursery specializing in landscape trees and shrubs, adaptable to Northern California and including many natives.

Urban Oaks Nursery
1418 Olive Avenue
Patterson, CA 95363
(209) 892-8179
Container grown 95% California Native oaks and more. Thousands of trees, A few varieties zone 9 palms. Call ahead, by appointment only.

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Desert Region

The Tourist Trap
61762 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Yuccas, agaves, cactus and trees.

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Eastern Sierra

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Southern Coastal

Albright Seed Company
P.O. Box 1275
Carpinteria, CA 93014-1275
(805) 684-0436
Bulk sales grass, wildflower, shrub & tree seed, 50% native; $25 minimum order.

Euterpe Farms
667 South Rice Road
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.

Growing Solutions Restoration Education Institute
P.O. Box 30081
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
(805) 452-7561
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.

Las Pilitas Nursery
3232 Las Pilitas Road
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, 92026
Wholesale, retail by appointment, seed & container plants, contract collect & grow.

Matilija Nursery
8225 Waters Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 523-8604
Retail and wholesale nursery specializing in Californian and southwestern native plants.

Moon Mountain Wildflowers
P.O. Box 725
Carpinteria, CA 93014-0725
(805) 684-2565
Mail order seed.

Moosa Creek Nursery
Physical Address: 28435 Wilkes Road
Mailing Address: 11760 Betworth Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-3216
Wholesale growers of a wide selection of hardy California natives for restoration and landscaping customers. Please see our web site for retail availability at nurseries and farmers markets.

Native Grow Nursery
30900 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 100
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 481-9090
Wholesale and contract growing. Superior native & drought tolerant plants.

Natural Landscapes
16 Limetree Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-2536
Family nursery specializing in CA Natives offering retail, custom growing and landscaping. Call ahead, by appointment only.

RECON Native Plants
1755 Saturn Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 423-2284
Habitat Restoration Quality Native Plant Material for the Southwest. Wholesale only.

San Luis Creek Nursery
955 El Camino Real
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 788-0874
Fax: (805) 788-0875
Wholesale and retail by appointment only. Specializing in CA native garden and restoration plants.

Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 768-1802
Retail plants, mail order seed, large seed selection.

Tree of Life Nursery
P.O. Box 635 / 33201 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 728-0685
Wholesale & retail container plants, contract collect & grow.

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Southern Inland

Agua Fria Nursery
1409 Agua Fria Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-4831
Mail order retail plants, wide selection, uncommon penstemons, many California-collected natives.

Cal-Native Plants
25735 Garbani Road
Menifee CA, 92584
(909) 301-8075
Aims to increase community awareness of the critical role native plants play in California's ecological well being.

Greenbelt Growers
9820 Dufferin Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 688-4091
Fax: (951) 688-4099
Diverse product line including a good deal of California native plant material.

Plants of the Southwest
3095 Agua Fria Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 438-8888
Mail order plants and seeds, many native to CA.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 625-8767
Plant sales in California Garden Shop November - May. Annual plant sales: first weekend November; first Saturday April.

Southwestern Native Seeds
P.O. Box 50503
Tucson, AZ 85703
Mail order seeds. Some collected in CA are hard to find.

The Tourist Trap
61762 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Yuccas, agaves, cactus and trees.

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Sierra Foothills

Calaveras Nursery
1622 East Highway 12
Valley Springs, CA 95252
(209) 772-1823
Retail tress, about 50% native.

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.

Forest Seeds of California
1100 Indian Hill Road
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-1551
Mail order tree & shrub seeds, contract collect.

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Southern Sierra

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