Turtle Bay's McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery

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

Spring plant sale continues through end of may

Our ever-popular, heirloom vegetables are a main feature of the spring plant sale - and they are selling out fast!  In addition, we have available an enormous stock of unusual, drought-tolerant, and hard-to-find perennials, shrubs, and trees, as well as California native plants and a wide variety of sought after ornamental grasses, all grown here in our Nursery and acclimated to Redding’s vigorous climatic conditions.

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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!

Nursery Plant Prices

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

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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 'Varoegata' 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 Wednesday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Botanical Name Common Name Row
Acer griseum Paperbark Maple 3A
Acer macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple 3B
Achillea filipendulina Fernleaf Yarrow 7A
Achillea millefolium 'Rubra' Yarrow 6B
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl Superior' White Yarrow 7A
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' Variegated Japanese Sweet Flag 4A
Aesculus californica California Buckeye 16B
Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' Dwarf Lily-of-the-Nile 5A
Agave americana Century Plant 17A
Agave americana 'Variegata' Variegated Century Plant 17A
Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant' Carpet Bugleweed 4A
Alcea rosea Single Blooms Hollyhock D
Alchemilla mollis Lady's Mantle 4B
Allium cepa var. proliferum Egyptian Onion, Walking Onion B
Allium tuberosum Garlic Chives 7A
Amaryllis belladonna Naked Ladies 8B
Amorpha californica California False Indigo 16A
Amsonia hubrichtii Thread-leaf Bluestar C
Anemone x hybrida Japanese Anemone 14A
Anemone x hybrida 'Hadspen Abundance' Japanese Anemone 4B
Anemopsis californica Yerba Mansa 13B
Anenome x hybrida 'September Charm' Japanese Anenome 13A
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' Golden Columbine 14B
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port' Ruby Port Columbine 14B
Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree 14.5
Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' Strawberry Tree, Compact 14B
Arctostaphylos 'Pacific Mist' Pacific Mist Manzanita 16A
Aristea ecklonii Blue Corn Lily 5A
Aristolochia californica California Pipevine, Dutchman's Pipe 13B
Artemisia abrotanum Southern-Wood 7A
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Artemisia 7B
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' Silver Mound Artemisia 4B
Arum italicum Italian arum 14A
Asclepias fascicularis Narrow Leaf Milkweed 13B
Aster cordifolius Blue Wood Aster E
Aster ericoides Heath Aster D
Atriplex lentiformis breweri Salt Bush 16A
Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point' Dwarf Coyote Brush Sold out - Available this Fall
Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea Coyote Brush 16A
Baeckea virgata Baekea C
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo E
Bergenia ciliata Hairy Bergenia 4B
Billbergia nutans Queen's Tears 4A
Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' Black Knight Butterfly Bush C
Buddleja davidii nanhoensis Dwarf Butterfly Bush D
Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight' Butterfly Bush E
Buddleja lindleyana Lindley's Butterfly Bush 4.5
Buddleja 'Lochinch' Butterfly Bush D
Buddleja salviifolia Sagewood 7B
Buddleja x weyeriana 'Honeycomb' Honeycomb Butterfly Bush E
Caesalpinia gilliesii Yellow Bird of Paradise 19A
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' Bodinier Beautyberry C
Calocedrus decurrens Incense Cedar 3A&B
Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' Bellflower 4A
Campanula poscharskyana Serbian Bellflower 14A
Carex albula Curly Blonde Sedge 14A
Carex barbarae Santa Barbara Sedge 6A
Carex buchananii Leather Leaf Sedge F
Carex morrowii 'Variegata' Variegated Japanese Sedge 13A
Carex testacea New Zealand Sedge E
Caryopteris x clandonensis Blue Mist 8A
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' Blue Mist 8B
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' Golden-leaved Blue Mist Sold Out - For Information Only
Centranthus ruber 'Crimson Pink' Jupiter's Beard, Crimson Pink 5B
Cephalanthus occidentalis californicus Buttonwillow 13A
Cerastium tomentosum Snow in Summer 4.5
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud E & F
Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud 16B
Chasmanthium latifolium Sea Oats 14A
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow 16B
Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker' Garden Mum B
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Sold Out - For Information Only
Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' Garden Mum C
Chrysanthemum pacificum Gold and Silver Chrysanthemum D
Cistus 'Blanche' Blanche Rockrose 8B
Cistus x skanbergii Coral Rockrose 14.5A
Clematis armandii Evergreen Clematis 14A
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Clematis 3A
Clerodendrum bungei Cashmere Bouquet 14A
Cornus stolonifera baileyi Redtwig Dogwood 13B
Cornus stolonifera yellow Yellowtwig Dogwood 13A
Cotoneaster horizontalis Rockspray Cotoneaster A
Cotoneaster lacteus Cotoneaster 8B
Cuphea ignea Cigar Flower, Firecracker Plant 14.5
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon 5B
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' Variegated Winter Daphne 14A
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass 13A
Deutzia scabra 'Pride of Rochester' Deutzia 'Pride of Rochester' 14.5
Dianthus deltoides 'Shrimp' Maiden Pink B
Dianthus superbus Fringed Pink A
Dicentra formosa Western Bleeding Heart 3A
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower C
Epilobium californica California Fuchsia 6B
Epilobium californica 'Calistoga' California Fuchsia 6A
Epilobium canum ssp. canum California Fuchsia 6A
Epilobium 'Silver Select' California Fuchsia 6B
Equisetum scirpoides Dwarf Horsetail Rush 4B
Eragrostis chloromelas Love Grass 18A
Erigeron karvinskianus Santa Barbara Daisy A
Eriogonum fasciculatum California Buckwheat 6B
Eriogonum nudum Naked Buckwheat 6A
Eryngium maritimum Sea Holly 5B
Euphorbia amygdaloides x martinii Euphorbia hybrid 4.5
Euphorbia characias Euphorbia 17A
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress Spurge 5A
Euphorbia rigida Euphorbia 17A
Festuca idahoensis 'Siskiyou Blue' Siskiyou Blue Grass 6A & 3B
Fragaria chiloensis Chilean Strawberry 4.5
Fragaria sp. Pink Panda Pink Panda Strawberry 14.5
Fraxinus latifolia Oregon Ash 13B
Fuchsia regia Vining Fuchsia 4.5
Gaillardia ‘Maxima Aurea’ Blanket Flower B
Gaillardia aristata 'Bremen' Bremen Blanket Flower B
Galium odoratum Sweet Woodruff 4.5
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride' Wand Flower 7B
Glaucium corniculatum Horned Poppy 5B
Gomphostigma virgatum Otterbush C
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha' Prostrate Wooly Grevillea 4.5
Grevillea victoriae Royal Grevillea 4.5
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' Japanese Forest Grass 4A
Haloragis erecta 'Wellington Bronze' Erect Seaberry 4B
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower G
Helianthus maximilianii Maximilian Perennial Sunflower H
Helianthus species Perennial Sunflower Sold Out - For Information Only
Hemerocallis hybrid Daylily Hybrid (Gold) Sold Out - For Information Only
Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro' Dwarf Daylily 4.5
Hesperoyucca 'Whipplei Chaparral Yucca 17A
Hibiscus coccineus Star of Texas E
Hibiscus moscheutos (Red) Hibiscus (Red) 14B
Hibiscus syriacus 'Collie Mullens' Collie Mullens Rose of Sharon G
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' Rose of Sharon ('Red Heart') F
Hyalis argentea var. argentea Olivillo or Blanquillo 7A
Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple' St. Johnswort 14B
Iris germanica 'Pledge Allegiance' Bearded Iris 17B
Iris orientalis Iris, Spuria 4A
Juncus effusus var. pacificus Pacific Rush 13B
Juncus patens 'Carman's Gray' California Gray Rush 6B
Juncus patens 'Occidental Blue' California Gray Rush 13B
Juncus xiphioides Irisleaf Rush 13B
Knautia macedonica Knautia C
Kniphofia uvaria Red Hot Poker 5B
Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey' Lavender Hybrid 7A
Lavandula stoechas 'Alba' White Spanish Lavender 8A
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Crazy Daisy' Shasta Daisy B
Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' Wild Rye 6B
Libertia grandiflora New Zealand Iris 14A
Lonicera fragrantissima Winter Honeysuckle 14B
Lychnis chalcedonica Maltese Cross 5B
Lychnis coronaria Rose Campion 7A
Lysimachia ciliata 'Atropurpurea' Loosestrife 14B
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' Golden Creeping Jenny 4A
Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape 13B
Melaleuca linariifolia Flaxleaf Paperbark Tree 19A
Melia azedarach Chinaberry G
Mimulus guttatus Seep Monkey Flower 3B
Miscanthus sinensis condensatus 'Cosmopolitan' Maiden Grass 'Cosmopolitan' F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' Maiden Grass 'Morning Light' F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Porcupine Grass F
Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima' Maiden Grass 'Yaku Jima' F
Muhlenbergia capillaris Pink Muhly Grass 18B
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Mexican Deer Grass 18A
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass 6A
Myrtus communis True Myrtle 8B
Myrtus communis 'Compacta Variegata' Dwarf Variegated Myrtle 8B
Nandina domestica Heavenly Bamboo 7A
Nassella tenuissima Mexican Feather Grass Sold out - Available this Fall
Oenethera fruticosa Sundrops E
Oenethera versicolor 'Sunset Boulevard' Sunset Boulevard Evening Primrose 5A
Oregano True Greek True Greek Oregano Shade
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' Switch Grass F
Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' Switch Grass F
Patrinia scabiosafolia Patrinia 14B
Pavonia hastata Cape Mallow 18B
Pelargonium graveolens Rose-scented Geranium 5A
Pelargonium sidoides 'Burgundy Form' Burgundy Pelargonium D
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' Black-Seeded Fountain Grass F
Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' Fountain Grass F
Penstemon azureus Azure Penstemon 6B
Penstemon 'Bev Jensen' Sunset Boulevard Evening Primrose 5A
Penstemon 'Midnight' Penstemon D
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 7A
Phlomis purpurea Jerusalem Sage 7B
Phlomis russelliana Jerusalem Sage 7B
Phlomis samia Greek Jerusalem Sage 4.5
Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen' Cape Fuchsia 4.5
Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker' Cape Fuchsia 5A
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Seward’ aka ‘Summer Wine’ Summer Wine Ninebark 14A
Plantago major 'Atropurpurea' Purple Plantain 5A
Punica granatum 'Nana' Dwarf Pomegranate 8A
Punica granatum 'Nochi Shibari' Flowering Pomegranate 8B
Puya mirabilis Terrestrial Bromeliad 13B
Quercus douglasii Blue Oak 16B
Quercus lobata Valley Oak 16A
Quercus macrocarpa Burr Oak 19A
Quercus suber Cork Oak 19A
Quercus wislizenii Interior Live Oak 16A
Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat D
Rehmannia elata Chinese Foxglove Shade/Display
Rhamnus (Frangula) californica Coffeeberry 13A
Rhus lancea African Sumac 19A
Ribes aureum Golden Currant 3B
Ribes viburnifolium Evergreen Currant 3B
Romneya coulteri Matillija Poppy Sold Out - For Information Only
Rosa 'Ballerina' Hybrid Musk Rose Sold Out - For Information Only
Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena' White Lady Banks' Rose Coming Soon!
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' Double Yellow Lady Banks’ Rose Coming Soon!
Rosa 'Iceberg' Iceberg Rose Sold Out - For Information Only
Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana Wild Rose 13B
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Collingwood Ingram' Collingwood Ingram' 7B
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Majorca Pink' Rosemary 7B
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue' Rosemary 7B
Rudbeckia fulgida Gloriosa Daisy, Black-eyed Susan Sold Out - For Information Only
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' Gloriosa Daisy 5B
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Gold Drop' Gold Drop Rudbeckia C
Salix purpurea Purple Osier E
Salvia chamaedryoides Germander Sage Sold Out - For Information Only
Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering' Blue Sage Sold Out - For Information Only
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' Coral Nymph Sage 5B
Salvia elegans Pineapple Sage 15A
Salvia elegans 'Tangerine' Tangerine Sage 15A
Salvia forsskaolii Forsskal's Sage G
Salvia gregii 'Purple' Purple Autumn Sage 15B
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage Shade/Table
Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano' Lyreleaf Sage 15A
Salvia mellifera Black Sage Sold Out - For Information Only
Salvia microphlla purple Purple Littleleaf Sage Sold Out - For Information Only
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' Hot Lips Sage 15A
Salvia microphylla 'Red Velvet' Sage Sold Out - For Information Only
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' San Carlos Festival Sage 15A
Salvia officinalis Common Sage 15B
Salvia regla Mountain Sage 15A
Salvia sclarea Clary Sage 15B
Salvia sinaloensis Sinaloa Sage 4.5
Salvia spathacea Hummingbird Sage 3B
Salvia superba 'Rose Queen' Garden Sage G
Salvia transsylvanica 'Blue Spires' Romanian Sage 15B
Salvia uliginosa Bog Sage 5A & G
Salvia x jamensis 'Moonlight' Jame Sage 15A
Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night' Meadow Sage G
Sambucus nigra 'Variegata' Variegated Black 14A
Sasaella masumuneana 'Albostriata' Dwarf Bamboo 14A
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Pincushion Flower D
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem G
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Stonecrop C
Sedum kamtschaticum Sedum 4B
Sedum 'Lemon Coral' Sedum 'Lemon Coral' 5A
Sedum makinoi Stonecrop 4A
Sedum rupestre Spruce Sedum A & 5A
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' Sedum 'Angelina' 5A
Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia 16B
Sideritis cypria Sideritis 5B
Sisyrinchium bellum Native Blue-eyed Grass 6A
Solanum laxum (jasminoides) White Potato Vine 4.5A
Solidago canadensis 'Summer Showers' Summer Showers Goldenrod D
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Goldenrod E
Spiraea douglasii Western Spiraea Sold Out - For Information Only
Spiraea prunifolia 'Plena' Bridal Wreath Spiraea Sold Out - For Information Only
Stachys byzantina 'Countess Helen von Stein' Lamb's Ears 7B
Symphoricarpos albus Common Snowberry Sold Out - For Information Only
Syringa pekinensis Peking Tree Lilac B
Tanacetum vulgare Tansy 4A
Tanecetum parthenium 'Aureum' Golden Feverfew 4.5
Teucrium fruticans Bush Germander 9A
Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum' Bush Germander 7A
Thymus caespititius Cretan Thyme A
Thymus praecox arcticus albus White Flower Thyme B
Thymus pseudolanuginosus Wooly Thyme A
Tilia cordata Little Leaf Linden H
Umbellularia californica California Bay Laurel 3A
Verbascum bobyciferum 'Silver Lining' Mullein 7A
Verbena bonariensis Tall Verbena 8A
Verbena rigida Verbena 7A
Verbena rigida 'Polaris' Verbena 7B
Veronica liwanensis Veronica 4.5
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' Speedwell 4.5
Vitex rotundifolia Beach Vitex D
Vitis californica California Grape 13B
Weigela 'Fine Wine' Fine Wine Weigela 14B
Weigela forida 'Variegata' Variegated Weigela 4.5
x Chiltalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' Chitalpa 19A
Zauschneria (see Epilobium) California fuchsia 6A & 6B

Resource information

Click for a list of "Bulletproof Perennials" for the Redding area.