Open Thu-Sun 10a to 5p   |  510-387-9744  |  oaktown@oaktownnursery.com 

Our nursery grows
wildly diverse plants
for the
native
plant
nerd
and novice
for the urban
weed warrior
and restoration specialist.
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TO KEEP US ALL SAFE

We now have a Shopping Cart to facilitate curbside orders Thursday – Sunday. Create your shopping list and chose a pick-up date/time here.
If you’d like to visit the nursery In Real Life you can shop by appointment Thursday – Saturday. Call 510.387.9744 to schedule.
During your appointment, please wear a mask and keep aware of physical distance. Thanks very much for your support !!

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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FOOTHILL PENSTEMON

Foothill penstemon Penstemon heterophyllus is an eye catching many branched sub-shrub with flowers “in all nuances of blue.” So says Lester Rowntree famed for her 1930s solo plant exploration trips into the wilds of California. Rowntree is beloved by many for her writing from a gardener’s perspective about the plants she observed by driving up and down the state in her custom outfitted jalopy. Her objective during these wanderings was to understand California native plants in their habitat for the sake of horticulture and conservation. In the wild, foothill penstemon occurs only in California. Found in hot rocky places in grasslands, chaparral and forest openings in the coastal mountain ranges and the northern Sierra Nevada foothills this alluring plant produces multiple flower spikes typically reaching 18”-24” in height. On some, …
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