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for the
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plant
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and novice
for the urban
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About our nursery

We grow and sell California native plants for:

  • home gardeners
  • landscapers
  • habitat restoration
  • garden and landscape design
  • and more!

 

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Plant of the Month

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WESTERN SPICEBUSH

Western spicebush Calycanthus occidentalis is a bold textured deciduous shrub. In the wild it is found in the lower elevations of the mountains of California and Oregon growing along creeks, ponds margins, canyon bottoms and in moist woodland settings. Named for its strong scent in leaf, stem and flower, some say the aroma is camphor-like others declare it smells like red wine or the inside of a wine barrel. The over-all appearance of the western spicebush really depends upon where it is growing. In the garden with sun or light shade and some moisture it can grow into an attractive 4 -10 foot high and wide mound. Spicebush can also be used as a loose hedge or foundation planting. Its simple, egg shaped, opposite leaves create a satisfying confident appearance …
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