As a companion to Erle Nickel’s article on Australian shrubs for West Coast gardens, which was featured in the January 2012 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following list of nurseries that usually offer a good selection of species and cultivars of the shrubs mentioned in the article-plus many more. Be sure to contact any nursery before visiting to confirm that there will be any available.
Check also with your local botanical garden, as many propagate Australian plants from their collections and make them available through seasonal plant sales.
Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.
Australian Native Plants Nursery
Casitas Springs, CA
Wholesale, online catalog, and walk-in by appointment only
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
330 S Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
The Dry Garden
6556 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
Flora Grubb Gardens
1634 Jerrold Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Monterey Bay Nursery
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from Monterey Bay)
22711 NW Gillihan Road
Portland (Sauvie Island), OR 97231
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in
The Desert Northwest
PO Box 3475
Sequim, WA 98382
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in by appointment
Natives Sons, Inc
379 West El Campo Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Online catalog and wholesale
San Marcos Growers
Santa Barbara, CA
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from San Marcos)
3700 Via Real
Carpinteria, Ca 93013
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens
2660 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from Suncrest)
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from Xera Plants)
For Further Research:
Bonine, Paul. Grevilleas for the Maritime Pacific Northwest. Pacific Horticulture, October 2011.
Collett, Ray. Correas-Old and New Shrubs for the Garden. Pacific Horticulture. Fall 1999.
Elliot, Rodger. Treasures of Southeastern Australia. Pacific Horticulture. Summer 1998.
Elliot, Rodger, and David L Jones. Encyclopedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation, nine volumes. Melbourne, Australia: Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, 1980-2010.
Greig, Denise. Flowering Natives for Home Gardens. Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1996.
Hall, Brett. Australian Proteaceae at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Pacific Horticulture, Summer 1998.
O’Connell, Jo. Best Grevilleas for Southern California. Pacific Horticulture, October 2011.