California Native Plant Society

Where to Buy Native Plants

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.

Arboretums and Botanical Gardens are also good sources for buying native plants. Find a garden in your area.

Nursery List by Region:

North Coast

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

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.

Acterra Wholesale Native Nursery
Foothills Park
Palo Alto
(650) 949-3158
A wholesale nursery growing local native stock. Open to professionals by appointment.

Bay Natives
10 Cargo Way (Pier 96)
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: (415) 287-6755
Fax: (415) 285-2240
Fully-stocked walk-in retail location with local native plants suited to SF Bay Area gardens and landscapes.

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

Buckeye Nursery
2425 Adobe Road
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 559-7081
Grower of California native plants

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

Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
1509 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 558.8650

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

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

The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship
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.

Common Ground Garden Supply & Education Center
559 College Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650 493-6072

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.

Main Street Trees
2751 Beard Road
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 257-2783
Propagating and growing native trees & shrubs, non-natives & fruit trees.

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.

Mills College Botanic Garden
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA 94613
(510) 430-2230
Demonstration garden and small nursery growing primarily local species. Tours available.

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.

Oaktown Native Plant Nursery
702 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA. 94703
(510) 387-9744
Wholesale and retail grower of species from all major plant communities of the greater Bay Area and beyond.

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

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

Sonoma Valley Wholesale Nursery
19655 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 815-8600
Hours: 8:00 - 4:00 M-F; 8:00-12:00 Sat.
Locally-owned wholesale nursery dedicated to sustainable organic methods. Specializing in California natives and plants particularly suited to thrive in our region. Open to public on Tuesdays 8:00-4:00 year round, and on Saturdays 8:00-12:00 from April-October.

Walker Avenue Nursery
4164 Walker Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 5857865
Wholesale and to-the-trade nursery specializing in wetland, pond, and lower riparian plants. Family-owned and operated using reclaimed water, recycled pots, and organic fertilizers. Deliveries or by appointment. Retail available in nurseries throughout the Bay Area.

The Watershed Nursery
601 A Canal Blvd.
Richmond, Ca. 94804
(510) 234-2222
Grows a wide variety of plants providing for a high degree of native plant/habitat biodiversity.

Yerba Buena Nursery
@ Pastorino Farms
12511 San Mateo Rd. (Highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 851-1668
Retail plants and some seed, specializing in Drought Tolerant California Natives. Generally over 200 varieties of Natives in stock. In operation since 1960, offering expert staff and garden design services.

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Central Coast

Central Coast Wilds
336A Golf Club Drive
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.

Las Pilitas Nursery
3232 Las Pilitas Road
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
Mail order and retail Saturdays, container plants. 100% California native plants.

Native Revival Nursery
2600 Mar Vista 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.

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.

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.

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Norrie's Gift Shop/Nursey located in the UCSC Arboretum on High St.
1/2 Mile form the main entrance to Campus in Santa Cruz
Hours: Every Day 10am - 4pm
(831) 423-4977

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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

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. Cornflower sells to the public, but by appointment only, the same as wholesale.  The retail order minimum is $200.  Hours of operation are 7am to 3:15pm, Monday through Friday. 

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.

Hedgerow Farms
21905 County Rd. 88
Winters, CA 95694
(530) 662-6847
Wholesale and retail seed and plug transplants of native grasses, forbs, sedges, and rushes; contract plug grow outs; contract seed increases; native straw.

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.

Lu Restoraton Nursery
3807 Rolling Hills Road
Sheridan, CA 95681
Phone: (916) 622-5827
Fax: (530) 633-4695
Specializing in growing plants native to the western United States, focusing
on those native to California.

Native Springs Nursery
1874 Cummings Lane
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 774-4362
Specializing in native conifers and other native CA plants. Mail order encouraged.

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Desert Region

Cactus Mart
49889 29 Palms Hwy
Morongo Valley, Ca. 92256
Cacti, succulents, and desert plant emporium

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Eastern Sierra

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Southern Coastal

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.

The Garden Growers Nursery at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-4726
SBBG cultivars (such as Iris 'Canyon Snow' or Verbena'De La Mina'), a variety of annuals, a selection of interesting perennials in small pots, and specimen plants in large pots.

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
8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, 92026
Wholesale and retail, container plants. 100% California native plants.

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.

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.

Santa Barbara Natives Inc.
14900 Calle Real
Gaviota, California 93117
Locally propagated native plants for Santa Barbara County

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

The Acorn Cap
13205 Haven Rock Ct.
Corona, CA 92883
Specializing in CA native plants. Online orders. Delivered to Inland Area.

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. 

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.

High Country Nursery
38460 Bailiff Road
Anza, CA 92539
Tel: (951) 837-1905
Fax: (866) 454-4942
California natives, rare and unusual conifers, fruit trees, edibles, cold hardy cacti, shrubs and trees, perennials, and vines.

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
Grow Native Nursery (GNN) - Claremont
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 625-8767, ext 404
Plant sales November - May. Annual plant sale: first weekend November

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

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Sierra Foothills

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

Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
125 Clydesdale Court Grass Valley, CA 95945
(888) 784-1722
Certified organic seeds and growing supplies, mail order available, CA Native inventory

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Southern Sierra

Quercus Landscape Design
P.O. Box 1188
Springville, CA 93265
(559) 202-8351
Special order; farmers market first Saturdays; 80% native; also design & consultation for native plant-based landscapes.

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