Web Extra: A Resource Guide to Australian shrubs

By: Erle Nickel
Erle Nickel
http://www.normsnursery.blogspot.com

ERLE NICKEL is an Oakland-based horticulturist, writer, and photographer. He writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle profiling…

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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.

 

Nursery Sources


Australian Native Plants Nursery
Casitas Springs, CA
800/701-6517
www.australianplants.com
Wholesale, online catalog, and walk-in by appointment only

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
510/526-4704
www.berkeleyhort.com
Walk-in
 
Cedros Gardens
330 S Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858/792-8640
www.cedrosgardens.com
Walk-in

The Dry Garden
6556 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
510/547-3564
www.thedrygardennursery.com
Walk-in
 
Flora Grubb Gardens
1634 Jerrold Avenue
San Francisco, CA
415/626-7256
www.floragrubbgardens.com
Walk-in
 
Monterey Bay Nursery
Watsonville, CA
831/724-6361
www.montereybaynsy.com
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from Monterey Bay)

Cistus Nursery
22711 NW Gillihan Road
Portland (Sauvie Island), OR 97231
503/621-2233
www.cistus.com
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in

The Desert Northwest
PO Box 3475
Sequim, WA 98382
www.desertnorthwest.com
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in by appointment

Natives Sons, Inc
379 West El Campo Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805/481-5996
www.nativeson.com
Online catalog and wholesale

San Marcos Growers
Santa Barbara, CA
805/683-1561
www.smgrowers.com
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from San Marcos)
 
Seaside Gardens
3700 Via Real
Carpinteria, Ca 93013
805/684-6001
www.seaside-gardens.com
Walk-in
 
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens
2660 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
831/763-0939
www.sierraazul.com
Walk-in

Suncrest Nurseries
Watsonville, CA
www.suncrestnurseries.com
Online catalog, wholesale only (ask your local retail nursery to order from Suncrest)

Xera Plants
Sherwood, OR
503/612-9950
www.xeraplants.com
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.

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