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Turtle Bay's McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

A local gardening information resource for northstate gardeners!  

We specialize in growing drought tolerant plants, California natives, and plants proven to survive and thrive in our area.


Open every Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Our friendly, expert staff is to here to help you!  Not sure what plant to put where?  Walk through the Gardens to get ideas. Then talk to one of our experts about what plants will work best for your garden!

  • We are located at 1100 Arboretum Drive off of North Market Street
  • We are open Friday & Saturday, year-round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Have questions? Email us at gardens@turtlebay.org, or give us a call at (530) 242-3178 or (530) 242-3169

Regular Plant Prices  

  • One Gallon Plants - $7.00
  • Two Gallon Plants - $10.00
  • Five Gallon Plants - $14.50
  • Fifteen Gallon Plants - $21.50

Turtle Bay members receive a 20% discount year-round in Nursery.
Turtle Bay volunteers receive a 25% discount year-round in Nursery.

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Looking for California native plants? Type "Native" in the Common Name field for a list of  our current natives.



Browse the Available Nursery Plants

Below is a complete list of current plant inventory in the Turtle Bay Nursery.  CLICK on the plant botanical names below to download PDF information sheets (See Agave americana 'Variegata' example on right).  Information sheets include photos, cultural information, and gardening tips for each specified plant.

Need help interpreting the information sheets.  Let us help!  Come in an ask one of our plant experts.  Visit us Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Botanical Name Common Name Row
Acer macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple - CA Native 13A
Achillea filipendulina Fernleaf Yarrow 7A
Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow - CA Native A
Achillea millefolium rosea Pink Yarrow - CA Native H
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' Variegated Japanese Sweet Flag 4A
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' Dwarf Lily-of-the-Nile 4B
Agave americana Century Plant 17A
Agave americana 'Variegata' Variegated Century Plant 17A
Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant' Carpet Bugleweed 4A
Alchemilla mollis Lady's Mantle 4B
Allium cepa var. proliferum Egyptian Onion, Walking Onion 6A
Allium tuberosum Garlic Chives 14.5B
Alnus rhombifolia White Alder - CA Native 3B
Amaryllis belladonna Naked Ladies 8B
Amorpha californica California False Indigo - CA Native E
Amsonia hubrichtii Thread-leaf Bluestar 5A
Anemone x hybrida Japanese Anemone 4A
Anemone x hybrida 'Hadspen Abundance' Japanese Anemone 4B
Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' Japanese Anenome 14A
Anemopsis californica Yerba Mansa - CA Native 3A
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' Golden Columbine 14B
Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree 14.5B
Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' Strawberry Tree, Compact 14B
Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist' Pacific Mist Manzanita - CA Native G
Aristea ecklonii Blue Corn Lily 4.5B
Aristolochia californica California Pipevine - CA Native 13B
Artemisia abrotanum Southern-Wood 7A
Artemisia douglasiana Western Mugwort - CA Native 13A
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Artemisia 7B
Aster cordifolius Blue Wood Aster 5B
Aster ericoides Heath Aster 4.5B
Atriplex lentiformis breweri Saltbush - CA Native C
Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea Coyote Brush - CA Native E
Baeckea virgata Baekea 19A
Bambusa Multiplex 'Fernleaf" Fernleaf Bamboo 14.5B
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo 6A
Bergenia ciliata Hairy Bergenia 4B
Billbergia nutans Queen's Tears 4A
Bletilla striata Chinese Ground Orchid 4B
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass - CA Native B
Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' Black Knight Butterfly Bush 5B
Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight' Butterfly Bush E
Buddleja lindleyana Lindley's Butterfly Bush 4.5
Caesalpinia gilliesii Yellow Bird of Paradise 19A
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' Bodinier Beautyberry 14.5B
Calocedrus decurrens Incense Cedar - CA Native 3A
Calycanthus occidentalis Spice Bush - CA Native 13A
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' Bellflower 4A
Campanula poscharskyana Serbian Bellflower 14A
Carex albula Curly Blonde Sedge 14A
Carex barbarae Santa Barbara Sedge - CA Native C
Carex buchananii Leather Leaf Sedge F
Carex morrowii 'Variegata' Variegated Japanese Sedge 13A
Carex testacea New Zealand Sedge 5A
Cephalanthus occidentalis californicus Buttonwillow - CA Native 13A
Cerastium tomentosum Snow in Summer 4.5
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud E & F
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud - CA Native H
Chasmanthium latifolium Sea Oats 14A
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow (Burgandy Flowers) - CA Native F
Chiltalpa (xChitalpa) tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' Chitalpa 19A
Chionanthus retusus Chinese Fringe Tree 14.5B
Cistus hybridus (x corbariensis) White Rockrose Temporarily Sold Out
Cistus incanus Hairy Rockrose 8B
Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset" Rockrose 8B
Cistus x skanbergii Coral Rockrose 9A
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Clematis - CA Native 3A
Clerodendrum bungei Cashmere Bouquet 14A
Clerodendrum trichotomum Harlequin Glorybower 14B
Cornus stolonifera baileyi Redtwig Dogwood - CA Native 13B
Cornus stolonifera yellow Yellowtwig Dogwood - CA Native 13A
Cotoneaster horizontalis Rockspray Cotoneaster 5B
Cotoneaster lacteus Cotoneaster 8B
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon 6A
Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis' Dwarf Papyrus 4.5B
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass - CA Native 13A
Deutzia scabra 'Pride of Rochester' Deutzia 'Pride of Rochester' 14.5B
Dianellia caerulea 'Becca" Blue Flax Lily 4.5B
Dicentra formosa Western Bleeding Heart - CA Native 3A
Epilobium californica 'Silver Leaf Form' Silver Leaf California Fuchsia - CA Native A
Equisetum scirpoides Dwarf Horsetail Rush 4B
Eragrostis chloromelas Love Grass 6A
Erigeron karvinskianus Santa Barbara Daisy 6A
Eriogonum fasciculatum California Buckwheat - CA Native A
Eriogonum nudum Naked Buckwheat - CA Native C
Eryngium maritimum Sea Holly 7B
Euonymus alatus 'Compacta' Dwarf Burning Bush 4.5B
Euphorbia characias Euphorbia 17A
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress Spurge 5B
Euphorbia rigida Euphorbia 17A
Festuca idahoensis 'Siskiyou Blue' Siskiyou Blue Grass - CA Native 3B
Fragaria chiloensis Beach Strawberry - CA Native 3A
Fragaria sp. Pink Panda Pink Panda Strawberry 5A
Fraxinus latifolia Oregon Ash - CA Native 13B
Fuchsia regia Vining Fuchsia 4.5A
Gaillardia 'Maxima Aurea' Blanket Flower 14.5B
Galium odoratum Sweet Woodruff 4.5A
Gaura lindheimeri Wand Flower 17B
Gomphostigma virgatum Otterbush 5A
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha' Prostrate Wooly Grevillea Temporarly Sold Out
Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' Penola Lavender Grevillea 14.5B
Grevillea victoriae Royal Grevillea 4.5A
Haloragis erecta 'Wellington Bronze' Erect Seaberry 4B
Hedychium coronarium Ornamental Ginger 4.5A
Hemerocallis 'Kwanso' Hybrid Daylily 4.5
Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca 17A
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon - CA Native 13A
Hibiscus coccineus Star of Texas 4.5B
Hieracium maculatum Spotted Hawkweed 5A
Houttuynia cordata Houttuynia 4.5B
Hyalis argentea var. argentea Olivillo or Blanquillo 7A
Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple' St. Johnswort 14B
Iris germanica 'Pledge Allegiance' Bearded Iris 17B
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris C
Juncus effusus var. pacificus Pacific Rush - CA Native 13B
Juncus patens 'Carman's Gray' California Gray Rush - CA Native G
Juncus patens 'Occidental Blue' California Gray Rush - CA Native 13B
Juncus tenuis Pathway Rush - CA Native 13B
Juncus xiphioides Irisleaf Rush - CA Native 13B
Kniphofia uvaria Red Hot Poker 7A
Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel 14B
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' English Lavender 8A
Leonotis leonurus Lion's Tail 4.5B
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Crazy Daisy' Shasta Daisy B
Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' Wild Rye - CA Native 6B
Libertia grandiflora New Zealand Iris 14A
Lonicera fragrantissima Winter Honeysuckle 14B
Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion 7A
Lysimachia ciliata 'Atropurpurea' Loosestrife 14A
Lysimachia congestifolia 'Persian Chocolate' Persian Chocolate Moneywort 4A
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' Golden Creeping Jenny 4A
Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape - CA Native 13B
Miscanthus sinensis condensatus 'Cosmopolitan' Maiden Grass 'Cosmopolitan' 5B
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' Maiden Grass 'Morning Light' 5A
Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Porcupine Grass 5B
Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' Maiden Grass 'Yaku Jima' 5B
Muhlenbergia capillaris Pink Muhly Grass 18B
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass - CA Native B
Myrtus communis True Myrtle 8B
Nassella tenuissima Mexican Feather Grass 18A
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' Catmint 6A
Oenothera elata hookeri Hooker's Evening Primrose - CA Native A
Origanum majorana 'Betty Rollins' Dwarf Oregano 5A
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' Switch Grass 5B
Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' Switch Grass 5B
Patrinia scabiosafolia Patrinia 14B
Pelargonium sidoides 'Burgundy Form' Burgundy Pelargonium 14.5B
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' Fountain Grass 5B
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' Black-Seeded Fountain Grass 5B
Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' Fountain Grass 5B
Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP' Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon - CA Native A
Penstemon 'Midnight' Penstemon 5A
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage 7B
Persicaria virginiana 'Painter's Palette' Knotweed 14B
Phalaris arundinacea picta 'Feesey' Ribbon Grass 4A
Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem Sage 7B
Phlomis lanata Jerusalem Sage 7B
Phlomis purpurea Jerusalem Sage 7B
Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen' Cape Fuchsia 4.5B
Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker' Cape Fuchsia 4.5B
Plantago major 'Atropurpurea' Purple Plantain 4A
Punica granatum 'Nana' Dwarf Pomegranate 8A
Quercus douglasii Blue Oak - CA Native F
Quercus lobata Valley Oak - CA Native F
Quercus macrocarpa Burr Oak 14.5B
Quercus palustris Pin Oak 14.5B
Quercus suber Cork Oak 19A
Quercus wislizenii Interior Live Oak - CA Native F
Rehmannia elata Chinese Foxglove 4A
Rhamnus (Frangula) californica Coffeeberry 13A
Rhus lancea African Sumac 19A
Ribes viburnifolium Evergreen Currant - CA Native 3B
Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena' White Lady Banks' Rose 5B
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' Double Yellow Lady Banks' Rose 5B
Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis' Mutabilis Rose Temporarily Sold Out
Rosa 'Sally Holmes' Shrub Musk Rose 5B
Rosa sp. Wild Whie Rose Species Rose - CA Native 3A & H
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Collingwood Ingram' Collingwood Ingram' 7B
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Majorca Pink' Rosemary 7B
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue' Rosemary 7B
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' Gloriosa Daisy Temporarily Sold Out
Ruellia brittoniana Mexican Petunia 4.5B
Salix purpurea Purple Osier 4.5B
Salvia chamaedryoides Germander Sage Temporarily Sold Out
Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering' Blue Sage - CA Native C
Salvia elegans Pineapple Sage 14.5B
Salvia greggii 'Purple Autumn Sage' Purple Autumn Sage 15B
Salvia greggii 'Red Autumn Sage' Red Autumn Sage Temporarily Sold Out
Salvia involucrata Roseleaf Sage 14.5B
Salvia leucophylla Purple or Gray Sage - CA Native C
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage 15B
Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano' Lyreleaf Sage 15A
Salvia mellifera Black Sage - CA Native C
Salvia mexicana x s. hispanica 'Byron Flint' Salvia 'Byron Flint' 4.5B
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' Hot Lips Sage 15A
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' San Carlos Festival Sage Temporarily Sold Out
Salvia microphylla 'Unique Red' Little Leaf Sage Temporarily Sold Out
Salvia officinalis Common Sage Temporarily Sold Out
Salvia 'Sally Greenwood' Sally Greenwood Sage 15A
Salvia sclarea Clary Sage 15B
Salvia spathacea Hummingbird Sage - CA Native 3B
Salvia superba 'Rose Queen' Garden Sage 15B
Salvia uliginosa Bog Sage G
Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night' Meadow Sage 15A
Sambucus nigra 'Variegata' Variegated Black 14A
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Pincushion Flower D
Scabiosa ochroleuca Pincushion Flower 4.5A
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Stonecrop 5B
Sedum kamtschaticum Sedum 4B
Sedum 'Lemon Coral' Lemon Coral Sedum 5A
Sedum rupestre Spruce Sedum 5A
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' Angelina Sedum 5A
Sedum spurium Sedum 14A
Sequoia sempervirens Coastal Redwood - CA Native 3A
Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia - CA Native Shade Display
Sidalcea malviflora 'Palustre' Checkerbloom - CA Native C
Sisyrinchium idahoense bellum Native Blue-eyed Grass - CA Native A
Solanum laxum (jasminoides) White Potato Vine 4.5B
Solidago canadensis 'Summer Showers' Summer Showers Goldenrod 5B
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Goldenrod 5B
Stachys albotomentosa Hidalgo Stachys Temporarily Sold Out
Stachys byzantina 'Countess Helen von Stein' Lamb's Ears 5B
Stipa gigantea Giant Feather Grass 6B
Stipa ramosissima Pillar of Smoke F
Symphoricarpos albus Common Snowberry - CA Native 3B
Syringa pekinensis Peking Tree Lilac 14.5A
Tanecetum parthenium 'Aureum' Golden Feverfew 4.5A
Teucrium fruticans Bush Germander 9A
Thymus praecox arcticus 'Albus' White Flower Thyme 4.5A
Thymus pseudolanuginosus Wooly Thyme 5A
Verbascum bobyciferum 'Silver Lining' Mullein 7A
Verbena bonariensis Tall Verbena 8A
Verbena lasiostachys Western Vervain - CA Native C
Verbena rigida Verbena 7A
Verbena rigida 'Polaris' Verbena 6B
Veronica liwanensis Veronica 4.5A
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' Speedwell 4.5A
Vitex rotundifolia Beach Vitex 5A
Vitis californica California Grape - CA Native 13B
Zauschneria (see Epilobium) California fuchsia 6B

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