California Native Plant Nurseries

California is dotted with some wonderful native plant nurseries. You can order plants online or from the catalog of a mail-order nursery. If you know exactly what you want, you can even fax your order to your local nursery for pickup or delivery. But nothing beats the joy of wandering in your local nursery to find plants that appeal to you. If you can, check out those plants in person before you buy them.





To find a nursery in your part of California, click on a region below to go directly to that region, or scroll below to see all of them.

 

 

Mailorder

Central Valley/Sacramento

East Bay: (Milpitas to Berkeley)

Monterey to Santa Barbara

Peninsula (Palo Alto to San Francisco)

Sierra Foothills

South Bay: (Mountain View to San Jose)

Southern California: (Santa Barbara to San Bernardino/Laguna Beach)

Southern California: (San Bernardino/Laguna Beach to San Diego)

South of San Jose: (San Jose to Monterey)

Vallejo/Napa/Sonoma/Marin and Northern California

 






Mailorder

 

Annie's Annuals and Perennials

801 Chesley Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 Tel:1.888.266.4370

Email:contact@anniesannuals.com

Online and walk-in nursery with wide range of drought tolerant, and California Natives.

 

Bay Natives
375 Alabama St #440,
San Francisco, CA 94110
E-mail: info@baynatives.com
Bay Natives, an online nursery, carries a wide selection of rare and endemic Bay Area native plants plus many choice species from across the state of California: distinctive and little-known native plants for the urban landscape.

 

Bayview Gardens
1201 Bay Street
Santa Cruz 95060
Catalog listing Pacific Coast native irises is available for $3.00 from Joe Ghio by mail.

 

 

Far West Bulb Farm
14499 Lower Colfax Rd.,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
E-mail: nancyames@accessbee.com
California native bulbs. Emphasize the flora of north and central California, especially the Sierra Nevada region. Ship Sept.-Oct.only. Mail order only.

 

Las Pilitas Nursery
3232 Las Pilitas Rd.,
Santa Margarita, CA 93453 Tel: 805/438-5992
Offer plants of 500 nursery-grown California native trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. Ship throughout the continental U.S. and overseas. Has a great plant search feature with photos on website.

 

Native Springs Nursery

1874 Cummings Lane, Durham, CA 95938 Tel: 530 774-4362
Email: nativespringsnursery@yahoo.com
Northwestern native conifers, shrubs and perennials. We encourage mail order. Email for plant listing.

 

Sierra Seed Supply
358 Williams Valley Rd.,
Greenville, CA 95947 Tel: 530/284-7926
We offer native seed from shrubs, trees and wildflowers from Northeastern California.

Telos Rare Bulbs
P. O. Box 1067
Ferndale, CA 95536
info@telosrarebulbs.com
Featuring hard-to-find bulbs from around the world, many that have never been offered before, all grown in our nursery.

Theodore Payne Nursery
10549 Tuxford St.,
Sun Valley, CA 91352 Tel: 818/768-1802
E-mail: info@theodorepayne.org
A non-profit nursery serving the Los Angeles and Southern California area more than 40 years, we specilize exclusively in native plants. More than 400 species (grasses, shrubs, cacti and succulents, trees, perennials, vines) and seeds for more than 100 species, collected in the wild. Seed catalogue available online.

 

The Wildflower Seed Co.
P.O. Box 406,
St. Helena, CA 94574 Order: 800/456-3359
E-mail: sales@wildflower-seed.com
Wildflower mixes for spring garden uses. California native mix.

 

Central Valley/Sacramento

 

Cornflower Farms
9811 Sheldon Rd., P.O. Box 896,
Elk Grove, CA 95759
E-mail: natives@cornflowerfarms.com
More than 300 species/cultivars of West Coast natives. Wide selection of container-grown materials. Call for appointment, and on web site is a list of public events.

 

Hartland Nursery
13737 Grand Island Rd.,
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
Our nursery specializes in growing plants native to Northern California's Central Valley and plants that thrive in our Mediterranean climate zone of cool, rainy winters followed by hot, dry summers. Open to the public Saturday's 9 - 3.

 

Intermountain Nursery
30443 N. Auberry Rd.
Prather, CA 93651-9600
Email: Bonnie@Intermountainnursery.com
Specializing in California Native Plants and drought tolerant plants suitable for a Mediterranean Climate. During the winter months open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8am - 5pm and Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

 

East Bay: (Milpitas to Berkeley)

 

Annie's Annuals and Perennials

801 Chesley Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801 Tel:1.888.266.4370

Email:contact@anniesannuals.com

Online and walk-in nursery with wide range of drought tolerant, and California Natives.

 

Berkeley Horticulture Nursery
1310 McGee Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94703
E-mail: berkhort@siris.com
We offer a broad selection of CA native plants that are suitable to Bay Area gardens. Our plant specialties are too many to list, but a few of our notable departments are CA Natives, Mediterranean plants, Roses, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Tropicals, Cacti, Bulbs, Fruit Trees, and Organic Vegetables.

 

The Dry Garden
6556 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609. Phone: 510 547- 3564.

Specializes in drought-resistant plants including California natives.

 

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Dr.,
Berkeley, CA 94708 Tel: 510/549-0211
E-mail: charlid@pacbell.net
Offers plants native to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

 

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.

 

The Watershed Nursery
601-A Canal Blvd.
Richmond, Ca. 94804
E-mail: thewatershednursery@earthlink.net
The Watershed Nursery carries a wide selection of quality native plants and select habitat enhancement services

 

Monterey to Santa Barbara

 

Las Pilitas Nursery
3232 Las Pilitas Rd.,
Santa Margarita, CA 93453 Tel: 805/438-5992
Offer plants of 500 nursery-grown California native trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. Ship throughout the continental U.S. and overseas. Has a great plant search feature with photos on website.

 

Rana Creek Habitat Restoration

35351 East Carmel Valley Road
Carmel 93924 Tel: (831) 659-3820

Native grass seed production and four-acre native plant nursery. Wholesale and retail on Wednesday and Friday and the first Saturday of each month. Re-vegetation, seed, container, and bare root plants.

 


Peninsula (Palo Alto to San Francisco)

 

Baylands Nursery
1103 Weeks St., E. Palo Alto. Phone: 650 323-1645 or 650 328-9166

Many California natives. Call for open hours

 

Bay Natives
375 Alabama St #440,
San Francisco, CA 94110
E-mail: info@baynatives.com
Bay Natives, an online nursery, carries a wide selection of rare and endemic Bay Area native plants plus many choice species from across the state of California: distinctive and little-known native plants for the urban landscape.

 

The Native Plant Nursery
780 Frederick St. (in Golden Gate Park)
San Francisco (415)584-8985
M-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm
Free parking at Arguello Blvd entrance

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply
559 College Avenue
Palo Alto 94306
Seeds, plants and classes. Promotes homegrown foods.

 

Go Native Nursery c/o Cypress Flower Farm
333 Cypress Street
Moss Beach 94038 Tel:(650) 728-0728
Call for hours and current location.

 

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.

 

Yerba Buena Nursery,

19500 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, (650) 851-1668

Open 9-5 daily. Two-acre botanical garden lets visitors view plants in natural settings.

 

 

Sierra Foothills

 

Far West Bulb Farm
14499 Lower Colfax Rd.,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
E-mail: nancyames@accessbee.com
California native bulbs. Emphasize the flora of north and central California, especially the Sierra Nevada region. Ship Sept.-Oct.only. Mail order only.

 

Native Springs Nursery
1874 Cummings Lane, Durham, CA 95938 Tel: 530 774-4362
Email: nativespringsnursery@yahoo.com
Northwestern native conifers, shrubs and perennials. We encourage mail order. Email for plant listing.

 

Sierra Seed Supply
358 Williams Valley Rd.,
Greenville, CA 95947 Tel: 530/284-7926
We offer native seed from shrubs, trees and wildflowers from Northeastern California.

 

Sierra Valley Farms
PO Box 79, 1329 County Road A-23,
Beckwourth, CA 96129 Tel: 530/832-0114
E-mail: svfarms@plumas.com
Offers high elevation plants native to California and Nevada. Serving northeastern California, Lake Tahoe, east and west slopes of the Sierras and northern Nevada.

 

The Villager Nursery
10678 Donner Pass Rd.,
Truckee, CA 96161-4834 Tel: 530/587-0771
E-mail: villagernursery@sbcglobal.net
Growing array of natives 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.

 

 

South Bay: (Mountain View to San Jose)

 

Christensen Nursery Co.
16000 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga. Phone: 408 867-4181.

Wholesale and retail; some larger sizes.

 

Southern California: (Santa Barbara to San Bernardino/Laguna Beach)

San Marcos Growers
125 S. San Marcos Rd.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
San Marcos Growers is a wholesale plant nursery in Santa Barbara, California. They have a terrific website with a great searchable database of useful drought tolerant and native plants. They also have a link to nurseries that carry their plants.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Rd.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Tel: 805/682-4726
E-mail: breed@sbbg.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 gardening and botanical books.

Tarweed Nursery and Landscape
4250 Dundee Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Tel: 323/663-0113
E-mail: tarweed@tarweednativeplants.com

 

Theodore Payne Nursery
10549 Tuxford St.,
Sun Valley, CA 91352 Tel: 818/768-1802
E-mail: info@theodorepayne.org
A non-profit nursery serving the Los Angeles and Southern California area more than 40 years, we specilize exclusively in native plants. More than 400 species (grasses, shrubs, cacti and succulents, trees, perennials, vines) and seeds for more than 100 species, collected in the wild. Seed catalogue available online.

 

 

Southern California: (San Bernardino/Laguna Beach to San Diego)

 

Moosa Creek Nursery
28435 Wilkes Rd,
Valley Center, CA 92082
760-749-3216
Email: nursery@moosacreek.com
This is a wholesale nursery, check their website for local nurseries and retailers that carry their plants and seeds.

 

 

Las Pilitas Nursery - Escondido
8331 Nelson Way, Escondido, CA 92026 Tel: 760/749-5930. Second location of same nursery above. Offer plants of 500 nursery-grown California native trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. Ship throughout the continental U.S. and overseas. Has a great plant search feature with photos on website.

 

Plants for Dry Places
25735 Garboni Rd.,
Menifee Valley, CA 92584 Tel: 909/679-6612
E-mail: watrlady@cosmoaccess.net
California and Southwestern natives. Plants for wildlife, erosion control, and fire-safe landscaping. Drought- and cold-tolerant trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers.

 

Tree of Life Nursery
33201 Ortega Hwy., P.O. Box 635,
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 Tel: 949/728-0685
E-mail: info@treeoflifenursery.com
We specialize in California native plants. Retail hours: Thurs & Fri 9am-4pm year round, open Sat Fall Equinox through Summer Solstice 9am-4pm (no Saturdays during the summer).

 

 

South of San Jose: (San Jose to Monterey)

 

California Flora Nursery
Somers & D St, P.O. Box 3,
Fulton, CA 95439 Tel: 707/528-8813
We grow California natives, unusual perennials, vines, shrubs, and grasses. Propagated and grown on the premises. Call for hours.

Bayview Gardens
1201 Bay Street
Santa Cruz 95060
Catalog listing Pacific Coast native irises is available for $3.00 from Joe Ghio by mail.

 

C.H. Baccus (Going out of Business--call before visiting)
900 Boynton Ave.,
San Jose, CA 95117 Tel: 408/244-2923
Nursery-propagated plants of CA wildflowers, native bulbs. Bulbs by mail order. Specializes in Calochortus, Fritillaria, and other Western bulbs. Spring container and dormant bulbs sold by appointment. Call between 7-8am, 12-1pm or 4-8pm.

 

Capitol Wholesale Nursery
2938 Everdale Drive,
San Jose, CA 95148-3546
Email: cwnsales@sbcglobal.net
Capitol Wholesale Nursery, Inc. in San Jose is an environmentally friendly nursery that grows and brokers over 15,000 types of landscape plant varieties for the Marin to Monterey area and
beyond.

 

Central Coast Wilds
114 Liberty St.,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
E-mail: info@centralcoastwilds.com
Native seeds/plants of California's central coast, including San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. Specialize in wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees for erosion control, wildlife habitat and attracting beneficial insects.

 

Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery
1957 B Highway 1,
Moss Landing, CA 95039
E-mail: enpn@elkhornnursery.com
More than 250 species of California native plants and seeds. Open to the public on Fridays 8am-4pm.

 

Native Revival Nursery
2600 Mar Vista Dr,
Aptos, CA 95003 Tel: 831/684-1811
E-mail: nativerevival@sbcglobal.net
California native trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennials in 1-,5-, and 15-gal. sizes and liners occasionally. Seeds of local (Santa Cruz Co.) wildflowers.

 

Payless Nursery

2927 S. King Road
San Jose 95122 Tel:(408) 274-7815

This independent nursery devotes a section to a varied selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and Annie's Annuals. Shade are included many natives. Address your native plant questions to Wanda Olson.

 

Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens

400 Casserly Road
Watsonville 95076 Tel: (831) 728-2595

Mediterranean, native, and water-conserving plants for California displayed in demonstration gardens as well as the nursery.

 

Suncrest Nurseries, Inc

400 Casserly Road
Watsonville 95076 Tel: (831) 728-2595

Wholesale only. See website for retail outlets. Develops new and unusual coastal plants with some natives.

 

Vallejo/Napa/Sonoma/Marin and Northern California

Main Street Trees
Tel: 707-257-2783
Located in the heart of the city of Napa, CA. A small urban family farm propagating, growing, and providing native trees and shrubs, as well as non-native trees and fruit trees to both retail and wholesale customers.

Canfield Native Nursery
1369 Tilton Road,
Sebastopol, CA 95472 Tel: 707/823-3776
Native plants for environmental restoration.

Freshwater Farms/North Coast Native Seed Bank
5851 Myrtle Ave.,
Eureka, CA 95503 Order Tel: 800-200.8969
Site-specific wetland and riparian plants. California native plants/seeds including rushes, sedges, coastal dune, ferns, redwood sorrel. Riparian trees: Pacific dogwood, western azalea, big-leaf maple, redwood.

Larner Seeds
235 Fern Rd., P.O. Box 407,
Bolinas, CA 94924 Tel: 415/868-9407
Growing, selling, and promoting California native plants and seeds for the past 20 years. Also offer educational pamphlets, selected books, complete landscaping services and one-acre demonstration garden.

Mostly Natives Nursery
27235 Hwy. One, P.O. Box 258,
Tomales, CA 94971 TeI:707/878-2009
E-mail: plants@mostlynatives.com
Retail growers of native and drought-tolerant plants suitable for the northern California climate.

North Coast Native Nursery
P.O. Box 660,
Petaluma, CA 94953 Tel: 707/769-1213
E-mail: nursery@northcoastnativenursery.com
Propagator of California native perennials, revegetation material, custom seed collection, contract growing, restoration contracting.

Telos Rare Bulbs
P. O. Box 1067
Ferndale, CA 95536
info@telosrarebulbs.com
Featuring hard-to-find bulbs from around the world, many that have never been offered before, all grown in our nursery.

The Wildflower Seed Co.
P.O. Box 406,
St. Helena, CA 94574 Order: 800/456-3359
E-mail: sales@wildflower-seed.com
Wildflower mixes for spring garden uses. California native mix.





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