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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.

Perfect time for Planting! 

Fall Plant Sale Prices Continue through November.  

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

Sale prices are: 

  • 30% off regular prices for members (Turtle Bay memberships available at Nursery)
  • 20% off regular prices for non-members

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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 Wednesday & 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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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 macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple 13A
Achillea filipendulina Fernleaf Yarrow 7A
Achillea millefolium 'Rubra' Yarrow 4.5B
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' Variegated Japanese Sweet Flag 4A
Aesculus californica California Buckeye 16B
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 B
Allium tuberosum Garlic Chives 7A
Alnus rhombifolia White Alder 3B
Alnus rubra Red Alder 3A
Amaryllis belladonna Naked Ladies 8B
Amorpha californica California False Indigo 16A
Amsonia hubrichtii Thread-leaf Bluestar C
Anemone x hybrida Japanese Anemone 4A & Table 2
Anemone x hybrida 'Hadspen Abundance' Japanese Anemone 4B & Table 2
Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' Japanese Anenome 14A
Anemopsis californica Yerba Mansa 3B
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' Golden Columbine 14B
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port' Ruby Port Columbine 14B
Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree 14.5B
Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' Strawberry Tree, Compact 14B
Arctostaphylos manzanita Common Manzanita 16B
Arctostaphylos viscida Whiteleaf Manzanita 16B
Aristea ecklonii Blue Corn Lily 4.5B & Table 2
Aristolochia californica California Pipevine, Dutchman's Pipe 13B
Artemisia abrotanum Southern-Wood 7A
Artemisia douglasiana Western Mugwort 13A
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Artemisia 7B
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' Silver Mound Artemisia 4B
Asclepias fascicularis Narrow Leaf Milkweed 13B
Aster cordifolius Blue Wood Aster E
Aster ericoides Heath Aster 5A
Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea Coyote Brush 16A
Baeckea virgata Baekea C
Bambusa Multiplex 'Fernleaf" Fernleaf Bamboo 14.5B
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo E
Bergenia ciliata Hairy Bergenia 4B
Billbergia nutans Queen's Tears 4A
Buddleja davidii Butterfly Bush E
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
Caesalpinia gilliesii Yellow Bird of Paradise 19A
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass E
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' Bodinier Beautyberry C
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 Coming Soon
Centranthus ruber 'Crimson Pink' Jupiter's Beard, Crimson Pink 5B
Cephalanthus occidentalis californicus Buttonwillow 13A
Cerastium tomentosum Snow in Summer 4.5
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Dwarf Plumbago 5B
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud E & F
Chasmanthium latifolium Sea Oats 14A
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow 16B
Chiltalpa (xChitalpa) tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' Chitalpa 19A
Chionanthus retusus Chinese Fringe Tree A
Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker' Garden Mum B
Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' Garden Mum C
Chrysanthemum pacificum Gold and Silver Chrysanthemum D
Cistus 'Blanche' White Rockrose 8B
Cistus hybridus (x corbariensis) White Rockrose 8B
Cistus incanus Hairy Rockrose 8B
Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset" Rockrose 9A
Cistus x skanbergii Coral Rockrose 8B & 9A
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Clematis 3A
Clerodendrum bungei Cashmere Bouquet 14A
Clerodendrum trichotomum Harlequin Glorybower 14B
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 Display Table
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon 5B
Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis' Dwarf Papyrus A
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' Variegated Winter Daphne 14A
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair Grass 13A
Deutzia scabra 'Pride of Rochester' Deutzia 'Pride of Rochester' 14.5B
Dianellia caerulea 'Becca" Blue Flax Lily 4.5B
Dianthus deltoides 'Shrimp' Maiden Pink B
Dianthus superbus Fringed Pink A
Dicentra formosa Western Bleeding Heart 3A
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 5A
Epilobium californica California Fuchsia Coming Soon
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 Table 2
Euphorbia characias Euphorbia 17A
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress Spurge 5B
Euphorbia rigida Euphorbia 17A & Table 2
Festuca idahoensis 'Siskiyou Blue' Siskiyou Blue Grass 3B & Table 1
Fragaria sp. Pink Panda Pink Panda Strawberry A
Fraxinus latifolia Oregon Ash 13B
Fuchsia regia Vining Fuchsia 4.5A
Gaillardia 'Maxima Aurea' Blanket Flower B
Galium odoratum Sweet Woodruff 4.5A
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride' Wand Flower 17B
Gomphostigma virgatum Otterbush C
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha' Prostrate Wooly Grevillea 4.5B
Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' Penola Lavender Grevillea 14.5B
Grevillea victoriae Royal Grevillea 4.5A
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' Japanese Forest Grass 4A
Haloragis erecta 'Wellington Bronze' Erect Seaberry 4B & Table 2
Hemerocallis hybrids Daylily Hybrid D
Hemerocallis 'Kwanso' Hybrid Daylily 4.5
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
Houttuynia cordata Houttuynia 4.5B
Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' Variegated Houttuynia 4A
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
Kniphofia uvaria Red Hot Poker 7A
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' English Lavender 8A
Lavandula stoechas 'Alba' White Spanish Lavender 8A
Leonotis leonurus Lion's Tail 4.5B & 5A / Table 1
Leucanthemum vulgare Ox-Eye Daisy C
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
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 rigens Deer Grass 6A
Myrtus communis True Myrtle 8B
Nandina domestica Heavenly Bamboo 14A
Nassella tenuissima Mexican Feather Grass 18A
Oenothera elata hookeri Hooker's Evening Primrose 6A
Origanum majorana 'Betty Rollins' Dwarf Oregano A
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' Switch Grass F
Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' Switch Grass F
Patrinia scabiosafolia Patrinia 14B & Table 2
Pelargonium graveolens Rose-scented Geranium 5B & Table 2
Pelargonium sidoides 'Burgundy Form' Burgundy Pelargonium D
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry' Black-Seeded Fountain Grass F
Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails' Fountain Grass F
Penstemon 'Midnight' Penstemon D & Table 1
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 samia Greek Jerusalem Sage 4.5A
Phygelius x rectus 'African Queen' Cape Fuchsia 4.5B
Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker' Cape Fuchsia 5A & Table 2
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Seward’ aka ‘Summer Wine’ Summer Wine Ninebark 14A
Plantago major 'Atropurpurea' Purple Plantain 5B
Prunus virginiana 'Schubert' Choke Cherry B
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 palustris Pin Oak D
Quercus suber Cork Oak 19A
Quercus wislizenii Interior Live Oak 16A
Rhamnus (Frangula) californica Coffeeberry 13A
Rhus lancea African Sumac 19A
Ribes aureum Golden Currant 3B
Ribes viburnifolium Evergreen Currant 3B
Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena' White Lady Banks' Rose D
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' Double Yellow Lady Banks' Rose C
Rosa chinensis 'Mutabilis' Mutabilis Rose C
Rosa 'Sally Holmes' Shrub Musk Rose C
Rosa woodsii var. ultramontana Wild Rose 6B
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 D
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' Gloriosa Daisy 5B
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Gold Drop' Gold Drop Rudbeckia C
Salix purpurea Purple Osier E
Salvia chamaedryoides Germander Sage 15A
Salvia clevelandii 'Allen Chickering' Blue Sage 6B
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' Coral Nymph Sage 15A
Salvia elegans Pineapple Sage 14.5B
Salvia elegans 'Tangerine' Tangerine Sage 4.5B
Salvia gregii 'Purple' Purple Autumn Sage 15B
Salvia involucrata Roseleaf Sage 14.5B
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage 15B
Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano' Lyreleaf Sage 15A
Salvia mellifera Black Sage 6B
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' Hot Lips Sage 15A
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' San Carlos Festival Sage 15A
Salvia officinalis Common Sage 15B
Salvia sclarea Clary Sage 15B
Salvia spathacea Hummingbird Sage 3B
Salvia superba 'Rose Queen' Garden Sage G
Salvia uliginosa Bog Sage 5A & G
Salvia x jamensis 'Moonlight' Jame Sage 15A & Table 1
Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night' Meadow Sage 15A
Sambucus nigra 'Variegata' Variegated Black 14A
Sasaella masumuneana 'Albostriata' Dwarf Bamboo 14A
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Pincushion Flower D
Scabiosa ochroleuca Pincushion Flower C
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem G
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Stonecrop C
Sedum kamtschaticum Sedum 4B
Sedum 'Lemon Coral' Lemon Coral Sedum 5A
Sedum makinoi Stonecrop 4A
Sedum rupestre Spruce Sedum A & 5A
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' Sedum 'Angelina' 5A
Sedum spurium Sedum 14A
Sequoia sempervirens Coastal Redwood 3A
Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia 16B
Sideritis cypria Sideritis 5B
Sisyrinchium bellum Native Blue-eyed Grass 6A
Solanum laxum (jasminoides) White Potato Vine A
Solidago canadensis 'Summer Showers' Summer Showers Goldenrod D
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Goldenrod E
Stachys albotomentosa Hidalgo Stachys 5A
Stipa ramosissima Pillar of Smoke F
Symphoricarpos albus Common Snowberry 3B
Syringa pekinensis Peking Tree Lilac H
Tanacetum vulgare Tansy 4A
Tanecetum parthenium 'Aureum' Golden Feverfew 5A & Table 2
Teucrium fruticans Bush Germander 9A
Thymus praecox arcticus 'Albus' White Flower Thyme 4.5A
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 / Table 1
Verbena rigida Verbena 7A
Verbena rigida 'Polaris' Verbena 7B
Veronica liwanensis Veronica 4.5A
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' Speedwell 4.5A
Vitex rotundifolia Beach Vitex A
Vitis californica California Grape 13B
Weigela 'Fine Wine' Fine Wine Weigela 14B
Zauschneria (see Epilobium) California fuchsia 6B

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