About California Native Plants

Our knowledgeable staff offers great customer service to help you pick out the best California native plants, or low water use plants for your situation.

We offer a wide selection of species native to the Central and other inland valleys, all the way up into the foothills and higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

We are not exactly in a Mediterranean or desert climate, experiencing different soil types, monocrop agriculture, and different weather patterns, but our inland valleys and foothills can be home to some of the best California gardens. These planting practices can conserve precious resources like water and time, while also increasing wildlife and beneficial insect habitat. Not to mention that they are extremely beautiful.

Support Natural Ecosystems

As city development replaces indigenous ecosystems, designing landscapes, community areas, and roadsides with California native plants can help provide an important link to nearby remaining wildlands. We always recommend native plants to property owners, and municipal departments. Native plant landscapes are good for soil health and have other environmental benefits, such as attracting beneficial insects and pollinators, reducing erosion and encouraging water to infiltrate soils. 

Pesticide Freedom

Native plants have developed their own defenses against many pests and diseases. Since most pesticides kill indiscriminately, beneficial insects become secondary targets in the fight against pests.  Reducing or eliminating pesticide use lets natural pest control take over and keeps garden toxins out of our creeks and watersheds.

Lower Maintenance

While no landscape is maintenance free, California native plants require significantly less time and resources than common non-native garden plants.  California native plants do best with some attention and care in a garden setting, but you can look forward to using less water, little to no fertilizer, little to no pesticides, less pruning, and less of your time.

Wildlife Viewing

Native plants, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects are “made for each other.”  Research shows that native wildlife clearly prefers native plants.  California’s wealth of insect pollinators can improve fruit set in your garden, while a variety of native insects and birds will help keep your landscape free of mosquitoes and plant-eating bugs.

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