Products
Services & Info

All Plants

Here you will find a complete listing of the plants that we offer. Plants are listed alphabetically by scientific name.
Abies bornmuelleriana
Beautiful dark green, glossy needles on stiff stems. The tree is slow during the establishment period but grows up to 18 inches a year after its roots are deeply set. It grows in a wide range of conditions, tolerating moisture as well as dry soils. An excellent Christmas tree species.
Abies grandis - Grand Fir
Abies grandis - Grand Fir

These statuesque trees thrive in open, sunny areas with good drainage, and can be used as a choice ornamental specimen in parks. The needles, when handled or rustled, exude an enlivening citrus-like scent, which has helped Grand fir become a favorite, especially for Christmas Trees!

Abies nordmanniana - Nordman Fir
Abies nordmanniana - Nordman Fir

Dark green, gracefully symmetrical, and vigorous in cultivation, the Nordmann Fir is a great substitute for those alpine natives that don't want to grow in hot valleys! The Nordmann Fir makes a good Christmas tree, sturdy enough to hold ornaments but open enough to display them. 

Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple
Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple

The Trident Maple is highly variable in form, leaf shape, and fall color. In general, it has a rounded to spreading form, and may be multi-stemmed or low branching. It makes a fine patio tree, a good lawn tree, and can even be used successfully in large planters.

Acer campestre - Hedge Maple
Acer campestre - Hedge Maple

The Hedge Maple is an excellent street tree or small lawn specimen. A tidy, attractive, deciduous tree, the Hedge Maple's small, dark-green leaves are only 2-4in. long, with three to five rounded lobes. The leaves turn a clear yellow in late fall.

Acer circinatum - Vine Maple
Acer circinatum - Vine Maple

From a small tree to a large shrub, the Vine Maple has elegant form and texture. Airy and delicate, often multi-stemmed, this native is as beautiful as any imported species. 

Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' - Autumn Blaze Maple
Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' - Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple is a seedless hybrid of red and silver maples, so it won't be producing seedlings all over the place. The cross gives it the sturdiness of a silver maple along with the beauty (especially the excellent fall colors) of the red maple. 

Acer glabrum var. douglasii - Douglas Maple
Acer glabrum var. douglasii - Douglas Maple

A charming native, similar to and often found with Vine Maple, the Douglas Maple also has brilliant fall color. Twigs and buds are red in the winter, adding to its year-round beauty. Use it to lighten and brighten a conifer planting, in a mixed border, or as an attractive specimen. 

Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple

Exquisite, three-part leaves and beautiful bark distinguish this choice species. Paperbark Maple can be grown in a large planter, as a specimen near a patio, or widely spaced with other exquisite maples. You'll want to put this tree where it can be seen, touched, and admired.

Acer henryi - Henry's Maple
Acer henryi - Henry's Maple

A lovely small maple with trifoliate leaves and spreading branches, this is one of our favorite trees. It is lovely in front of an evergreen background, in a lawn, used as a specimen or sheltering a low, mixed planting of shade-lovers.

Acer macrophyllum - Big Leaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum - Big Leaf Maple

This large native maple is handsome all year, and a good tree for wildlife. It can easily dominate the area where its planted. The Big-leaf Maple goes well with Alders, Ninebark, and Douglas Spirea along a waterway.

Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple

Airy form, red growth in spring, summer green, and scarlet fall foliage, the classic Japanese Maple provides all-year interest. Given adequate drainage and consistent water, Japanese Maples are glorious in large planters, by a pool or patio, or on a deck.

Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore Maple

A glorious, fast-growing, large tree, the Sycamore Maple is often seen as a magnificent specimen.  Sometimes reaching 100ft, it more commonly stops at 40- 60ft with nearly equal spread. Useful where there is room for its eventual size.

Acer rubrum 'Armstrong' - Armstrong Maple
Acer rubrum 'Armstrong' - Armstrong Maple

'Armstrong' Maple is a gorgeous, fast-growing, upright and narrow tree that reaches up to 60 feet tall. This tree is a great choice for a street, shade, or specimen tree. 

Acer rubrum var. Franks Red - Franks Red Sunset Maple
Acer rubrum var. Franks Red - Franks Red Sunset Maple

Frank's Red Sunset Maple is a highly prized and reliable cultivar, developed by J. Frank Schmidt, Jr. It's upright branching, and rounded pyramidal shape make it a wonderful choice for almost any landscaping project.

Acer rubrum var. October Glory - October Glory Red Maple
Acer rubrum var. October Glory - October Glory Red Maple

The October Glory Red Maple is an excellent, fast-growing, low-maintenance choice as a shade or street tree, with outstanding fall color. 

Acer rubrum var. Red Sunset - Red Sunset Maple
Acer rubrum var. Red Sunset - Red Sunset Maple

Red Sunset Maple has superb fall color and a robust rounded crown, making it a wonderful yard and street tree. 

Acer rubrum var. Sun Valley - Sun Valley Maple
Acer rubrum var. Sun Valley - Sun Valley Maple

Unsurpassed in its vivid red autumn color, Sun Valley Maple has a symmetrical, ovate crown and is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. 

Acer saccharum ssp. grandidentatum - Bigtooth Maple
Acer saccharum ssp. grandidentatum - Bigtooth Maple

The Bigtooth Sugar Maple has good color and is an appropriate size for smaller yards. This tree is useful to wildlife for food and cover, and is good for use under power lines due to its limited height. It naturally develops a good form, is pleasing as a specimen.

Acer triflorum - Three-flower Maple
Acer triflorum - Three-flower Maple

With its beautiful leaves and curly bark (delightful when tufts of snow are caught in it) the Three-flower Maple is a really choice specimen. Three-part leaves are exquisite, papery in texture, medium green in summer, and have spectacular fall color. Give this outstanding tree a prominent place in your landscape. Fascinating!

Acer truncatum - Shantung Maple
Acer truncatum - Shantung Maple

A favorite of our customers, this is a delightful maple. It always has a fresh appearance, and is always interesting as new growth adds color to the clean green older leaves. Shantung Maple is a very good tree for the yard or under power lines. We have one in the midst of a heather bed, a congenial combination.

Aesculus carnea x Briotii - Brioti Red Flowering Chestnut
Aesculus carnea x Briotii - Brioti Red Flowering Chestnut

Spectacular in bloom, the Brioti Red Flowering Chestnutis a handsome tree year round. It is too large and imposing for small yards, but it's a strong specimen where its size and scale are appropriate. It is one of the more beautiful trees when used as a specimen or planted in widely spaced groves in large parks or fields.

Alnus rhombifolia - White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia - White Alder

A good choice for bird-lovers, this is an important riparian plant. Not a tree for the small yard, it is important along streams and in wetlands. If you have a spot for it, you can expect to enjoy the wildlife attracted to it: birds use alders for cover and nesting, eating the seeds, buds, and the insects they find there. 

Alnus Sinuata - Sitka Alder
Alnus Sinuata - Sitka Alder

Often found in avalanche chutes, this is perhaps the prettiest of the small native alders. Use the Sitka Alder for its beauty, erosion control, bird habitat and stream enhancement.

Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry

Western Serviceberry, also known as Saskatoon, is a delightful native shrub cultivated for its racemes of adorable, 5-petaled, star-shaped, white-pink flowers, and its fine autumn color and fruit.

Arctostaphylos manzanita - Common Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita - Common Manzanita

This beautiful native, evergreen shrub is known and admired for its gnarled branches, dense-crowned picturesque form, rich purple-red smooth bark which checkers and peels every season, and its delicate-pink urn-shaped blossoms. A signature plant of our region, it deserves a specimen location.

Arctostaphylos uva ursi - Kinnikinnick, Pinemat Manzanita
Arctostaphylos uva ursi - Kinnikinnick, Pinemat Manzanita

Quite hardy, fast growing and has beautiful big red berries. We like to plant this where it can spread out and become a specimen in a native landscape, near rocks, trailing over a wall, associated with other dry site natives. 

Artemisia tridentata (Seriphidium tridentata) - Big Sagebrush
Artemisia tridentata (Seriphidium tridentata) - Big Sagebrush

A well-known native of our east side high desert, Sagebrush is well adapted to hot dry sites. Its silvery gray foliage is a good contrast to green-leafed plants. Use it with other drought tolerant species, massed, or as an unclipped screening hedge. 

Asarum caudatum - Wild Ginger
Asarum caudatum - Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger is an excellent native groundcover for a shady, moist, but well drained area. We use this with ferns, wild bleeding heart, vancouveria and other native shade-lovers for really pleasing combinations.

Betula nigra 'Heritage' - Heritage® River Birch Addme
Betula nigra 'Heritage' - Heritage® River Birch Addme

A North American native, ‘Heritage’ river birch can grow 50 to 80 feet tall but is often seen at 40 to 50 feet. Grow in moist, well-drained soil with access to water during hottest times of the year. 

Betula nigra 'Little King' - Little King Dwarf River Birch
Betula nigra 'Little King' - Little King Dwarf River Birch

Gorgeous peeling bark ranging in shades from white to tan to orange to reddish brown make this one of our most striking trees.  Its quick growth, pest and disease resistance, and eye-catching form make it one of our favorite trees. You will be very happy with this tree's classy performance. 

Betula occidentalis - Water Birch, Mountain Birch
Betula occidentalis - Water Birch, Mountain Birch

Cherry-red bark distinguishes this native shrubby birch, with its red and yellow fall color. Tiny dark green leaves are 1-2in long and nearly as wide, turning a good yellow in the fall, often with amber or red tones. Its quite manageable character make the Water Birch a fine choice for the garden.

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii - White Himalayan Birch
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii - White Himalayan Birch

This striking birch is medium-sized, growing 30-50ft in a pyramidal form. The stark white "paper" bark on the trunk curls and flakes off attractively with age. While it will take full sun, it prefers light to part shade, especially in the afternoons, and, like most birches, it does best in moist, well-drained soil.

Calocedrus decurrens - Incense Cedar
Calocedrus decurrens - Incense Cedar

This is the most beautiful of all trees, in my opinion, with their rich red-brown bark in long soft fibers, and bright yellowish-green foliage changing to purple-green in the cold of winter. These majestic trees are fertile, fast-growing, stately and very long-lasting. Then, of course, there's their earthy elemental scent. I plant thousands of them and love every one.

Carbon Sequestration Credit
Carbon Sequestration Credit

Want to contribute to the sequestration of carbon? Purchase one (or many more!) of our carbon sequestration credits to provide your support! Every time you purchase a credit, 99 cents is donated towards the planting of a tree in any one of our multiple local riparian restoration jobs.

 

 

Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam

The European Hornbeam is a very dependable and beautiful tree. It can withstand the rigors of the street, grace a park, be sheared into an elegant hedge or screen, and will even do well in a large planter box. 

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' - Upright European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' - Upright European Hornbeam

One of the most commonly sold cultivars, this tree is a widely loved choice for a variety of Landscaping needs. Lacking a central leader, it fans out into a very densley foliated, columnar shaped three, which makes it ideal for use as a hedge, screen, or windbreak.

Carpinus coreana - Korean Hornbeam
Carpinus coreana - Korean Hornbeam

The Korean Hornbeam is a small, handsome, slow-growing tree with an upright-spreading shape. Due to its tight growth form and small leaves, it looks lovely in a small garden as an ornamental specimen due to its tidy form and its interesting hop-like seed heads which appear in mid-summer.

Carpinus japonica - Japanese Hornbeam
Carpinus japonica - Japanese Hornbeam

Scaly bark and lovely leaves as well as useful size commend this species. Hardier than it appears, it grows well in moderately fertile, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of soil types.

Ceanothus gloriosus - Point Reyes Ceanothus
Ceanothus gloriosus - Point Reyes Ceanothus

This gorgeous little beauty is a wonderful broadleaf evergreen ground cover endemic to coastal California, where it grows in seaside bluffs and on slopes of coastal mountains. These are commonly used in gardens and native plant landscapes, in beach sand, or in the back of a perennial bed.

Cedrus deodara - Deodar Cedar
Cedrus deodara - Deodar Cedar

The Deodar Cedar has a nodding tip, a soft, light texture, and accepts pruning to thicken and control spread. Its showy, light-brown cones mature in the fall. This tree is beautiful in a large yard.

Cedrus deodara 'Emerald Falls' - Weeping Himalayan Cedar
Cedrus deodara 'Emerald Falls' - Weeping Himalayan Cedar

This amazing weeping Himalayan Cedar is an excellent choice specimen plant and is sure to catch the eye of all who pass by!

Cedrus libani - Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani - Cedar of Lebanon

This is a slow-growing, majestic tree with a massive trunk and wide-spreading crown, on branches spreading horizontally in tiers at maturity. When young, it is more dense and pyramidal. 

Cedrus libani Glauca Pendula - Blue Weeping Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani Glauca Pendula - Blue Weeping Cedar of Lebanon

This is definitely an "accent specimen," a conifer useful in a full-sun or lightly shaded area where you want to make a statement. The Blue Weeping Cedar of Lebanon has pendulous, irregular-growing branches clothed in powdery bluish-green needle clumps. 

Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree, Gingerbread Tree
Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree, Gingerbread Tree

One of our favorite trees! The deciduous foliage is always fresh looking, with blue tones and tints of red throughout the growing season. Beautiful spring growth is purple-bronze; in fall, expect clear yellow with orange and red tones. 

Cercis canadensis - Redbud
Cercis canadensis - Redbud

This spreading, often multi-stemmed deciduous woodland tree is moderately fast-growing to about 20 to 30ft with as much width. Small rosy-pink to magenta flowers crowd the bare branches before the leaves appear.

Cercis occidentalis - Western Redbud
Cercis occidentalis - Western Redbud

Like its eastern cousin, Cercis canadensis, but not quite so hardy, this spreading, often multi-stemmed woodland tree grows moderately to about 20-30ft high, with similar width. With several trunks usually rising from the base, this is a picturesque native with all-year interest.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Port Orford Cedar
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Port Orford Cedar

This beautiful lacy native of our coastal areas is a choice landscape tree. Densely pyramidal with soft, graceful, blue-green foliage, it can be placed where it will be admired as a specimen, or it can be planted closely for a graceful, decorative screen or hedge.

Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe Tree

This delightful deciduous tree/shrub is a welcome addition to landscaping possibilities. The Fringe Tree is often multi-stemmed, lends itself to naturalizing, and blooms just when fresh blossoms are needed after most other spring flowers have faded. 

Compost
Compost

Our Compost grows outrageous plants, be it vegetables in containers, raised beds or in the ground, Trees, or any planting needs! You will not be dissappointed. Bulk quantities, available for local pickup, or delivery with 10 yard minimum.

Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood

This stunning species is the Missouri State Tree, and is among the contenders for the most beautiful of native American flowering trees. Place this gorgeous tree where it can be enjoyed by many!

Cornus kousa v. chinensis - Chinese Dogwood
Cornus kousa v. chinensis - Chinese Dogwood

Upright when young, the Chinese Dogwood becomes broad and spreading with age. Blooming a little later than the more familiar Eastern Dogwood, its blossoms are abundant and lovely. We think this is a most desirable plant, useful in many settings.

Cornus officinalis - Japanese Cornel Dogwood
Cornus officinalis - Japanese Cornel Dogwood

A good wildlife tree/shrub, Cornel Cherry blooms about February, a bright and cheerful reminder that spring will come. Late summer fruit is welcomed by birds and other wildlife. Low branching, it bcomes wider than tall. Bark is a treat, peeling plates reveal brown, gray, even orange tones.

Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea) - Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea) - Red Osier Dogwood

In the wild, these beautiful, fast-growing North American natives thrive in wetlands by spreading via underground stolons and creating dense thickets. Their dark-red branches provide a stunning aesthetic contrast with snowy landscapes in wintertime.

Corylopsis spicata - Spike Winterhazel
Corylopsis spicata - Spike Winterhazel

This is an extraordinarily lovely, early spring blooming plant. While best known for its wonderful floral display, its open, crooked branching structure is attractive, as is the foliage. This is an effective border plant, or along a drive where its cheerful, even spectacular, blossoms can be enjoyed. Try against an evergreen background to show off its early bloom.

Corylus cornuta - Beaked Hazel
Corylus cornuta - Beaked Hazel

Beaked hazelnut is a rounded, open and graceful shrub, native across much of the United States and Canada. This species yields pairs of the popular edible hazelnuts, bringing joy and flavor to humans and animals alike! 

Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus' - Royal Purple Smoketree
Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus' - Royal Purple Smoketree

Urn-shaped, Royal Purple grows from eight to ten feet tall, but many gardeners cut it back often for the fresh new growth. It is noted for its dark purple leaves and loose clusters of flowers, clothed with fuzzy purple hairs--smoke puffs. A good hardy plant, it's easy to grow.

Cotinus obovatus - American Smoketree, Chittamwood
Cotinus obovatus - American Smoketree, Chittamwood

Visitors say, "What's that!' when they see Chittamwood in its fall color. Large leaves and strong structure combine to create a dramatic effect. Handsome as a sturdy tree, it is also possible to prune hard each year to force new growth.

Cotoneaster dammeri v. Striebs Findling - Striebs Findling
Cotoneaster dammeri v. Striebs Findling - Striebs Findling

A flat-growing form that hugs the ground, molds itself around rocks, Striebs Findling is one of those plants you just can't ignore. Shiny evergreen foliage is fresh-looking all year. Large, for the size of the rest of the plant, white flowers are followed by bright red berries.

Crataegus douglasii - Douglas Hawthorn
Crataegus douglasii - Douglas Hawthorn

Sometimes a thicket-forming shrub, in its tree form, Douglas Hawthorn can grow to thirty feet. Its stout branches develop into a compact, rounded crown. Leaves are sharply toothed, but unlike the invasive species that have escaped from cultivation, these are only slightly lobed. The fruit is crab-apple size, very dark red or purplish, looks black.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon' - Black Dragon Japanese Cedar
Cryptomeria japonica 'Black Dragon' - Black Dragon Japanese Cedar

This unique species of Cryptomeria is one of our funkiest- it's sharp texture, stiff black-green needles, and interestingly pyramidal form make is an excellent specimen plant for any garden. 

Davidia involucrata - Dove Tree
Davidia involucrata - Dove Tree

These trees are an excellent choice for an ornamental tree. In late May, long, elegant, white flower-like bracts dangle from the branches when in full bloom, fluttering and dancing in the breeze like white doves, or pinched handkerchiefs (hence, the English common name, Dove Tree).

Dicentra Formosa - Western Bleeding Heart
Dicentra Formosa - Western Bleeding Heart

Hardy and reliable, the Western Bleeding Heart looks more fragile than it is. Not at all invasive, it will spread over time to cover an area. This is a favorite in combination with ferns, Wild Ginger, Twinflower, and Vancouveria or Sweet Woodruff.

Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum - Sulphureum Barrenwort
Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum - Sulphureum Barrenwort

Good foliage, and delicate flowers of soft sulphur color add to the pleasure of growing this Epimedium.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
Fagus sylvatica - European Beech

Beeches take time to develop, but their beauty at maturity is well-worth waiting for. They are good-looking as small trees, but in time, their wide-spreading form is spectacular. 

Ficus carica - Common Fig
Ficus carica - Common Fig

The common Fig is an important plant in human history, and has been in cultivation for 5,000 years! Their large luscious leaves and delectable, nutrient-packed fruits make this plant a top choice here at Plant Oregon. 

 

Fothergilla gardenii Blue Mist - Blue Mist Fothergilla
Fothergilla gardenii Blue Mist - Blue Mist Fothergilla

These delightful shrubs have fragrant snow-white flowers in spring, a cooling, soothing blue hue in their leaves during summer, and a vibrant display of reds and oranges during fall. A great choice for hedges and borders.  

 

Galium oreganum - Sweet Woodruff
Galium oreganum - Sweet Woodruff

Fresh and bright, Sweet Woodfruff has a sweet fragrance when in bloom. The dried stems are also mildly scented. the small flowers cover the plants in spring. This is mildly aggressive, but pulls easily if it goes beyond its bounds.

Garrya elliptica - Coast Silktassel
Garrya elliptica - Coast Silktassel

Wavy-leaf Silk Tassle is a familiar native species here in Southern Oregon, and because of its hearty foliage and long, elegant catkins, is a unique and pleasing ornamental specimen.

Garrya fremontii - Fremonts Silktassel
Garrya fremontii - Fremonts Silktassel

Use this popular native shrub in an informal hedge, among other natives at the edge of a woodland, or on a hillside hard to water. Branches are good for floral arrangements. Birds eat its fruits only when hungry! but welcome its shelter in the winter.

Ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo Tree
Ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo Tree

This venerable species is well known and loved around the world for its unique foliage and picturesque habit. Ginkgo adapt well to the urban environment by tolerating pollution and confined soil areas, which makes them an excellent choice for urban and shade trees.

Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky Coffee Tree
Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky Coffee Tree

Hardy and adaptable, this is a large tree with bold character. It has handsome, distinctive bark and large, compound leaves- blue-toned in summer, tinged with pink and purple colors in spring, and yellow in autumn. Use this in a large setting, nice where it can be seen against the sky.

Heptacodium miconioides - Seven-son Flower, Seven Son Tree.
Heptacodium miconioides - Seven-son Flower, Seven Son Tree.

This plant is desirable for many reasons; the bark exfoliates; the flowers bloom from August to October, there are purple fruits followed by bright calyces- like a second bloom. It will brighten a shrub border, is attractive grouped, can be an accent. 

Heracleum maximum (H. lanatum) - Cow Parsnip
Heracleum maximum (H. lanatum) - Cow Parsnip

This popular North American native boasts quite a tall, stately presence as a biennial herb. It's tall, spreading habit allows it to reach up to 6 feet tall. It's large, lobed leaves and easily recognizable flower umbels make this a great choice for a border planting or riparian project.

Hesperocyparis arizonica - Arizona Cypress
Hesperocyparis arizonica - Arizona Cypress

This stately tree, native to the southwestern U.S., is an exceptional choice for non-irrigated landscapes. Use as a majestic specimen, windbreak, or Christmas Tree!

Hesperocyparis bakeri ssp. Matthewsii - Baker Cypress
Hesperocyparis bakeri ssp. Matthewsii - Baker Cypress

If we had to choose one tree to represent Plant Oregon, I'm sure it would be the Siskiyou Cypress. It is a beautiful, desirable plant. It speaks to us of our need to protect and preserve our environment. Beautiful foliage, graceful shape, and shiny, round cones contribute to its landscape value, as well. 

Holodiscus discolor - Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor - Ocean Spray

Sometimes called Arrow-wood for its strong, straight, young branches, or Cream Bush for its foamy clusters of flowers and seeds, this is one of our choice natives. It blooms in summer, from June to August. Use this massed on a hillside, as a specimen in a drier location, or along a water course.

Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenrain Tree

Golden Rain Tree is a distinctive small tree, seldom even thirty feet tall. Summer bloom, from late July into September, comes when gardens can use perking up. Good choice for a small yard, or to brighten a just-beyond-the-reach-of-the-hose spot.

Larix occidentalis - Western Larch, Tamarack
Larix occidentalis - Western Larch, Tamarack

Discovered by Lewis and Clark in 1806, this native is still somewhat rare in the nursery industry. The grass-green needles turn a bright gold in autumn before dropping to reveal the branch structure and cones. This is a good additon to a mixed conifer planting, providing seasonal interest.

Liquidambar stryaciflua - Sweetgum, Redgum
Liquidambar stryaciflua - Sweetgum, Redgum

Low-sweeping branches, ridged, corky bark, and glossy leaves are features of this popular tree. Use them in a row down a drive, or as a backgrounded accent amidst heathers, or to anchor the corner of a yard.

Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape
Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape

Bright yellow flowers, bronzy new growth of stout evergreen foliage, attractive dark blue berries in summer, and colorful, red-purple tones in winter---what more could you ask! Add drought tolerance (once established) and good wildlife habitat, and you've got an 'ultimate' plant! A native, it adapts well to many situations. 

Mahonia repens - Creeping Oregon Grape
Mahonia repens - Creeping Oregon Grape

This evergreen native spreads slowly, isn't invasive, and is a good plant for use under large shrubs or trees. It should be included in a native woodland, and is an appealing foundation plant. 

Malus fusca - Western Crabapple
Malus fusca - Western Crabapple

Crabapples are excellent wildlife plants: butterflies feed on the nectar; the leaves are food for their larvae. Pheasants, sapsuckers, woodpeckers, jays, robins, and more eat the fruits. Hummingbirds use the nectar.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood

'From the dawn of time'- that's what the name 'Dawn Redwood' refers to. Fossils of this genus have confirmed that it's been growing for a hundred million years or more!! Dawns are beautiful landscape choices, with feathery and light foliage, buttressed trunks, and rapid growth. All but the smallest yards should include Dawn Redwoods.

Mimulus guttatus - Seep Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus - Seep Monkeyflower

This adorable herbaceous perennial loves to thrive in wet areas, and would look excellent planted next to a pond, stream, or fountain. Small yellow flowers add a sunny accent to the scene.

Nyssa sylvatica - Sour Gum, Tupelo Tree
Nyssa sylvatica - Sour Gum, Tupelo Tree

Nyssa is a useful and highly decorative tree, well suited to planting near lawns or other sites where it will receive plenty of water. Fresh looking through the summer and in fall, brilliant red, orange and yellow foliage is spectacular. Many birds eat the pulp of the large-pitted fruit, including wood ducks, robins, and some woodpeckers.

Oemleria cerasiformis - Indian Plum, Oso Berry
Oemleria cerasiformis - Indian Plum, Oso Berry

One of the earliest natives to leaf out and bloom each spring, Oso-berry is charming with its white flower clusters hanging from the tips of branches. Delightful among the still dormant maples and alders of its riparian haunts. Allowed to grow into a thicket, Indian Plum provides cover and nesting sites. A valuable restoration plant when used along stream banks or in a woodland.

Parrotia persica - Persian Parrotia
Parrotia persica - Persian Parrotia

One of our best-loved trees, Parrotia is a wonderful addition to a landscape. I love to see it featured, perhaps on a gentle mound, so that its low-sweeping branches, fabulous foliage from spring to fall, and intriguing form can be displayed in all their glory. 

Philadelphus lewisii - Mock Orange
Philadelphus lewisii - Mock Orange

Often recommended for erosion control, most folks plant this beauty for its fragrant June-July blossoms. Seed are eaten by many birds including grosbeaks, juncos, thrushes, bluebirds, flickers, quail, and the chickadee-finch group. It's a good nectar plant for several butterflies, too.

Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific Ninebark
Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific Ninebark

A tall, multi-stemmed shrub with attractive shredding bark. It can be trained as a small tree, but is pleasing as a large, informal shrub. Fast-growing, it can create a screen, hold a bank, or add interest to a mixed border.

Picea abies 'Acrocona' - Red Cone Norway Spruce
Picea abies 'Acrocona' - Red Cone Norway Spruce

Showy, robust, butter-scotch cones add year-round beauty to this pyramidal evergreen spruce with short, luscious dark green needles. The cones emerge an upright, vibrant dark red, only accentuating this plants enjoyable presence in the landscape. 

 

Picea abies 'Nidiformis' - Bird's Nest Spruce
Picea abies 'Nidiformis' - Bird's Nest Spruce

Well-loved conifer with a classic shape, the Bird's Nest is endearing. It can be used in many situations with great charm. Its dense foliage provides good shelter for birds.

Picea englemannii - Englemann Spruce
Picea englemannii - Englemann Spruce

This is a less commonly grown species than its cousin, the Sitka Spruce; it is also less prickly. The Englemann Spruce may be the tree you've been seeking for that cold, damp, shady corner. Not as dark, or drear some would say, as the Norway Spruce, it is an easier size to use -- another native useful in the cultivated landscape.

Picea pungens - Colorado Spruce
Picea pungens - Colorado Spruce

What would our suburban landscapes be, without Colorado Spruce? Classic conical form and regular habit endear the Colorado. Often referred to as the Blue Spruce, the Colorado comes in many shades of blue and green. Most trees have bluer new growth which turns greener as the needles age.

Pinus aristata - Bristlecone Pine
Pinus aristata - Bristlecone Pine

Even as very young, foot-high specemens, these have a 'mature' look. Dense, dark needles are lightened with the white resin glands characteristic of the species. This is a plant to cherish, and to pass down to future generations. 

Pinus jeffreyi - Jeffrey Pine
Pinus jeffreyi - Jeffrey Pine

A large, lovely native, I prefer this to Ponderosa (but not by much). Its long needles in bundles of three are a blued green and sometimes twisted. Handsome bark, deeply fissured on older trees, and stately form lend dignity to its presence.

Pinus leucodermis - Bosnian Pine
Pinus leucodermis - Bosnian Pine

While an old tree may reach fifty feet in its native Balkan/Mediterranean region, the Bosnian is so slow that it is not apt to be more than twenty-five feet after a good many years in cultivation. Gray-white bark is in contrast to the heavy, dark, stiff needles. Beautiful used in a rock garden, it deserves wide use.

Pinus monophylla - Single-leaf Pinyon Pine
Pinus monophylla - Single-leaf Pinyon Pine

This slow growing, rustic, native single-leaf pine is cherished for its nutritious crop of delicious edible nuts. Attracts wildlife and drought tolerant, perfect for native species and wildlife gardens, or for use as a live Christmas tree! 

 

Pinus mugo v. pumilio - Dwarf Mugo Pine
Pinus mugo v. pumilio - Dwarf Mugo Pine

This Dwarf Mugo Pine hails from the high mountains of Europe, but makes a delightful addition to gardens here in the states. Dark green needles proudly adorn stiff, upright branches that grow into a rounded shrub that makes an excellent foundation or mass planting, border, or rock garden specimen.

Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green' - Oregon Green Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green' - Oregon Green Austrian Pine

The deep, rich green needles and stiff, upright branches with tall, whiteish candle-like new growth in the spring make this cultivar of the European Black Pine a striking specimen. Unique shape adds a bit of Japanese Garden flavor!

 

Pinus ponderosa - Ponderosa Pine
Pinus ponderosa - Ponderosa Pine

The most common native pine in Southern Oregon, the Ponderosa is a beautiful landscape choice where there is room for its great height. its open conical form in youth becomes a tall spire with age. Best for large areas, it loves the hot, dry slopes of its native range. 

Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead' - Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine
Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead' - Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

The ten year old Thunderhead we have in our landscape elicits more requests for purchase than any other pine we grow. Quite dramatic, especially when its large candles contrast with its deep green, dense foliage, it really deserves a specimen site.

Pistacia chinensis - Chinese Pistache
Pistacia chinensis - Chinese Pistache

This one is worth planting for its vivid fall color display, but has other desirable attributes as well. Pinnate leaves of ten to twelve leaflets are dark green, aromatic when crushed. This is a good street tree, and forms a canopy for shade-loving plants.

Polystichum munitum - Sword Fern
Polystichum munitum - Sword Fern

What would a damp woodland be without Sword Fern?! Fortunately for gardeners, this is easy to plant and grow. The uncurling fiddle-heads signal spring, and the developed fronds add structure and texture. 

Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas Fir

Beloved native of the Pacific Northwest, this is a great landscape plant where there is room for its mature size. It is essential in a mixed conifer planting, a grand specimen where its scale is appropriate. Douglas Firs are easily identified by their cones, with their distinctive three-part bracts.

Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak
Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak

This is a really great tree. I probably say this because it is so much like the native oaks of this area, except much faster and easier to grow! Good form, broad and rounded, and gray-brown bark flaking in plates, as well as its very good fall color, are reasons to include this in you landscape considerations.

Quercus garryana - Oregon White Oak
Quercus garryana - Oregon White Oak

This majestic native tree is best seen in the parklike expanses of the Willamette Valley where their handsome branching structure and noble form are outstanding. If you have an Oregon White Oak on your land, cherish and protect it! Use it where it will have excellent drainage, doesn't get too wet. This is a tree for many generations.

Quercus imbricaria - Shingle Oak
Quercus imbricaria - Shingle Oak

A stoic gum ball shaped crown and rich, lustrous summer foliage make this tree an attractive addition to the landscape. Great use for shade, hedging and barriers.

Quercus lobata - Valley Oak
Quercus lobata - Valley Oak

The largest of North American oaks and endemic to the hot interior valleys of California, this gorgeous oak species boasts a majestic, picturesque form in its spreading rounded crown, twisted branches, and deeply lobed leaves. 

 

Quercus phellos - Willow Oak
Quercus phellos - Willow Oak

Adaptable, lovely and fine-textured, and fast-growing. Willow Oak is a great tree. Its fall color is bright, comes on after many other trees have dropped their leaves. This is a fine tree to live with.

Quercus shumardii - Shumard Oak
Quercus shumardii - Shumard Oak

Resembling the Scarlet Oak or Pin Oak in form, this is another pleasing landscape selection. While it often grows in the wild near streams and water bodies (but in well-drained soils), it is rather drought tolerant as well.

Quercus suber - Cork Oak
Quercus suber - Cork Oak

This stoic, rugged oak has been utilized and cherished by humans for a long time- as implied by it's name, Cork Oak has been a valuable resource for many years. Ornamentally, its unique form with coarse, craggy bark and tough, leathery leaves make it a wonderful choice for a specimen and shade tree, where space permits.

Rhamnus purshiana - Cascara Sagrada
Rhamnus purshiana - Cascara Sagrada

A good wildlife plant, this plants' berries (decorative yellow or red before turning black) are eaten by grosbeaks, woodpeckers, jays, robins and tanagers. Insect-eating species are also attracted to Cascara; kinglets, bushtits, chickadees, and nuthatches. Leaves are used by the swallowtail and other butterflies. Bears, foxes and raccoons enjoy the fruit, too!

Rhamnus tomentella - Hoary Coffeeberry, Mountain Coffeeberry
Rhamnus tomentella - Hoary Coffeeberry, Mountain Coffeeberry

Silvery blue-gray tomentose leaves set this broadleaf evergreen shrub apart. Sure to catch the eye, choose this shrub to add a tinge of fresh cool color to your landscape and to attract birds. 

 

Ribes aureum - Golden Currant
Ribes aureum - Golden Currant

Less commonly used than the red-flowering Currant, the Clove Currant is also a pleasing ornamental plant. Two-inch racemes of spicy-scented golden yellow flowers can brighten a mixed border or woodland. The black fruits feed wildlife and punctuate with the red to purple fall foliage.

Ribes lacustre - Prickly Currant, Swamp Gooseberry
Ribes lacustre - Prickly Currant, Swamp Gooseberry

Prickly Currant is a native shrub, found across much of the northern US In sunlit areas this currant grows erect, but in shade the branches may trail on the ground. 

Ribes nevadense - Sierra Currant, Mountain Pink Currant
Ribes nevadense - Sierra Currant, Mountain Pink Currant

Sierra Currant is a cheerful plant desirable for its clusters of pink and white flowers hanging below its branchlets. A nice woodland choice, it is also useful in the shrub border.

Ribes sanguineum - Red Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum - Red Flowering Currant

Many gardeners who love this plant do not realize it is a native, found in our Pacific Northwest forest. While Red-flowering Currant survives under less than desirable conditions, its real beauty comes when it is nurtured with ample water and good soil. The blue-black fruits are appreciated by the birds.

Rosa nutkana - Nootka Rose
Rosa nutkana - Nootka Rose

If you have a spare corner, or better, a place for a thicket, consider the Nootka Rose. Bloom is charming and the fruits, or hips, add color to the fall and winter landscape. Essential in a wildlife garden that has room for them, they are useful on restoration projects.

Rosa pisocarpa - Clustered Rose
Rosa pisocarpa - Clustered Rose

Usually found on stream banks or wetland edges, the Clustered Rose is the daintiest of our native roses. Sometimes wispy and delicate, it can form thickets, too. Try this in as understory, where it will get occasional water.

Rosa rugosa - Hedgehog Rose, Sea Tomato
Rosa rugosa - Hedgehog Rose, Sea Tomato

Much heavier in texture than our native species, this exotic rose's robust leaves are somewhat leathery, deep green, and slightly curled. Where there is room for it, it is a useful choice, and widely admired for its attractive blooms and orange-red autumn hips, an inch or more in diameter.

Rosa woodsii - Woods Rose
Rosa woodsii - Woods Rose

Pretty blossoms in May to July and the red hips that follow are cheerful and bright. It naturally grows in moist woods and along stream banks in the mountains, so a lightly shaded site that has some regular water is preferred. Like other native roses, it provides excellent wildlife habitat. Try this in a corner or along a border.

Rubus parviflorus - Thimbleberry
Rubus parviflorus - Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry is one of those plants that contribute to the overall 'feel' of Oregon's woodlands. Big maple-like leaves are soft and downy, inviting to touch. Good soil-binding characteristic adds to its value for erosion control or disturbed sites. The large soft berries are eaten by jays, quail, finches, wrens and bushtits.

Salix Flame - Flame Willow
Salix Flame - Flame Willow

Use this willow to add bright color to the winter landscape; it's ideal with Redtwig Dogwood. All willows are among the best of wildlife plants. They provide cover and shelter for birds and small mammals, and for fish, too, if planted near water. Many butterflies sip the nectar and use the leaves for their larvae. 

Salix 'Green Lakes' - Green Lakes Willow
Salix 'Green Lakes' - Green Lakes Willow

This gorgeous green willow is a species that we collected in the Three Sisters Wilderness on the north side of broken top at elevations around 7,000 feet, where it formed in clumps about 4 feet tall with lush, dark green stems. Ornamental buds in the spring. Excellent for placing along streams and water features when you want to maintain the view.

Sambucus mexicana (S. caerulea) - Blue Elderberry
Sambucus mexicana (S. caerulea) - Blue Elderberry

It has been determined that the Elderberry of this region is more properly designated mexicana, so that is the name we will use. Whatever it is called, this is a great plant! Use this handsome plant in the wild garden, where its spectacular displays of flower and fruit can be enjoyed.

Sequoia sempervirens - Coast Redwood
Sequoia sempervirens - Coast Redwood

The Coastal Redwoods are the world's tallest trees, and a walk through a redwood forest is awe-inspiring. They are appropriate for use in the landscape, and will thrive with lawn watering. Even in cultivation it is a large tree, but can be judiciously pruned or limbed up without destroying its beauty. 

Sequoiadendron giganteum - Sierra Redwood, Big Tree
Sequoiadendron giganteum - Sierra Redwood, Big Tree

With its distinct, pyramidal form and height, the Giant Redwood is identifiable from some distance. It grows rapidly as a young tree- we've had them stretch as much as six feet in one year, but don't regularly expect that! Three feet a year is more common. This is a wonderful tree to live with. 

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum' - Weeping Giant Sequoia
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum' - Weeping Giant Sequoia

These imperial, ghostly weeping conifers provide a stupendous display wherever they are planted. Graceful, tightly pendulous branches make a bold, rustic statement as they loom over whoever observes them. 

 

Sophora japonica - Pagoda Tree
Sophora japonica - Pagoda Tree

The Pagoda Tree is a handsome shade or street tree, with good shape and compound leaves that cast a light shadow. It is tolerant of urban conditions, does well in summer heat, and withstands drought once it's established. Lovely in bloom, the boasts flowers from July to August large panicles of fragrant, creamy-white blossoms.

Spiraea densiflora - Subalpine Spirea
Spiraea densiflora - Subalpine Spirea

This is a good choice for the woodland garden, a mixed border, or with other subalpine plants. It is as lovely as any exotic spirea, and deserves a place in the garden. It has good soil-holding properties, and is used for riparian restoration.

Spiraea douglasii - Western Spirea
Spiraea douglasii - Western Spirea

Another stunning native, the Douglas Spirea has pink to rose flowers in three-inch conical spikes. It is suitable for the shrub border, clustered in a bed of its own or in front of conifers, essential to a woodland. Butterflies enjoy the nectar and their larvae eat the leaves.

Stewartia monadelpha - Tall Stewartia
Stewartia monadelpha - Tall Stewartia

These gorgeous deciduous trees are an excellent choice to provide year round interest with its naked, vibrant cinnamon colored bark in winter, white, saucer shaped flowers in the spring, and lush green summer foliage that turns a deep hue of red in the fall. 

 

Stewartia pseudocamellia - Japanese Stewartia
Stewartia pseudocamellia - Japanese Stewartia

Broadly upright, this deciduous tree has peeling bark showing pink, gray, reddish-brown. It blooms in mid-summer with cup-shaped, 2 1/2 inch white flowers and yellow stamens. Dark green four inch leaves and lightly serrated. Use this choice plant where its handsome form and other attributes can be seen and enjoyed.

Styrax japonica - Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonica - Japanese Snowbell

Styrax deserves wider planting; it is a lovely, light textured tree suitable for planting near a terrace or patio, on a bank or raised bed where it can be looked up into. Delightful as an understory tree, it can lighten a dark corner. Try it in a group of three underplanted with azalea or the lower-growing clethra and ferns. They lend themselves to either formal or informal garden schemes.

Sycopsis sinensis - Chinese Fighazel
Sycopsis sinensis - Chinese Fighazel

This gorgeous broadleaf evergreen grows 10 to 12 ft tall with an equal spread and is densely cloaked in leathery leaves, blooming with small yellowish flowers in late winter to early spring. Great used as an ornamental tree, in mass plantings, or an informal hedge. 

Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry

Soft blue-green leaves set off the small, pinkish-white, urn-shaped flowers where hummingbirds come for nectar. Plant this to offer shelter to birds and small animals, to control erosion, or to add a light texture to an informal hedge or woodland. Clusters of marble-sized white berries provide winter food when there's not much else available for birds. 

Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress

This pyramidal tree has very delicate foliage and a light appearance even though the trunk becomes large and buttressed. It tolerates lawn watering or other wet sites, and does equally well in drier, harsher situations. It adds texture to a mixed conifer border, and is lovely by a water feature.

Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar

A magnificent specimen in a large area, Red Cedar can also be pruned and clipped for a graceful hedge. It adds a fine texture to a large conifer planting.

Thuja plicata var. Excelsa - Excelsa Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata var. Excelsa - Excelsa Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata 'Excelsa' is a garden version of the magnificent native Western Red Cedar. This smaller version makes an excellent screening plant with its rapid growth and elegant structure.

Thuja plicata var. Virescens - Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata var. Virescens - Western Red Cedar

This is a very usable and lovely conifer. It is dense (more open when young), but not tight or constricted. Virescens maintains its good form without pruning or special attention. We like this and Watnong Green, and have a hard time telling them apart! Both have dark green, graceful foliage.

Thuja plicata var. Watnong Green - Watnong Green Cedar
Thuja plicata var. Watnong Green - Watnong Green Cedar

Use Watnong Green as a moderately-sized specimen to anchor a corner or as a screen or hedge of manageable proportions (with little or no pruning needed). Its rich color and density look good in a mixed conifer planting, too.

Thujopsis dolabrata Variegata - Variegated Elk Horn Cedar
Thujopsis dolabrata Variegata - Variegated Elk Horn Cedar

This is a very interesting specimen whose unique foliage commands attention in the landscape. Horn like scales hug tightly to the branchlets, providing a slightly chunky texture. Creamy white color splashes in the foliage add great accent to the landscape.

Thymus praecox Minus - Minus Creeping Thyme
Thymus praecox Minus - Minus Creeping Thyme

This miniature thyme with medium-green leaves is gorgeous in a rock garden or along a walk, making dense, solid mats 1-16in. across. The leaves are so tiny, it looks a bit like moss, so you might plant it in areas that get too much sun for moss but where a moss would look good. 

Tilia cordata - Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata - Littleleaf Linden

This medium to large deciduous species has long been in cultivation- planted along avenues in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's formal habit, regularity and symmetry is well loved among landscapers, and the fragrant clusters of bright yellow flowers attract bees and delight the senses. 

Tsuga heterophylla - Western Hemlock
Tsuga heterophylla - Western Hemlock

Considered one of the most beautiful of all conifers, use our native hemlock where a light, delicate texture and slender form is needed. Requiring at least dappled shade in hot summer areas and low elevations, plant it with other natives, like huckleberry, Englemann Spruce, Alpine Spirea, Mountain Hemlock, and Kinnikinnik, to create a cool, calm, woodland. 

Ulmus americana 'Princeton' - Princeton Elm
Ulmus americana 'Princeton' - Princeton Elm

This vase-shaped variety of American Elm grows quickly into an elegant, vase-shaped specimen with dense, lush foliage and vibrant yellow fall color. Highly developed resistance to Dutch Elm disease has increased this plant's cultivation and use in the landscape. A wonderful choice for your project!

Vaccinium ovatum - Evergreen Huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum - Evergreen Huckleberry

This broadleaf evergreen shrub is native to Pacific coast forests and is popular amongst animals and humans. Glossy green leaves contrast against tiny white-pink flowers that yield tasty purple-black berries. Great for a hedge or backdrop in the shade. 

 

Wood Chips
Wood Chips
Zelkova serrata - Sawtooth Zelkova
Zelkova serrata - Sawtooth Zelkova

This tree grows rapidly when young, not only in height and width, but also developing a sturdy trunk. Zelkova produces a dense shade in summer. This handsome tree is great for residential use, as a street tree, or in parks and other large grounds. It will even stand up to the conditions of parking lot islands.