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Come see the nursery this month! We have all the plants you need to fill your fall gardens, bulbs for next spring, and incoming holiday decor to enjoy a festive fall and holiday season. We hope you get a chance to enjoy this lovely season in your garden and come see us for all your gardening needs.


Buy aglaonema at Evergreen Nursery in San LeandroHouseplant Spotlight: Aglaonema – Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema is a great houseplant for foliage connoisseurs. We have many types in stock: Maria, Silver Bay (pictured), and Tigress. We also carry the rare varieties: Siam (Red), and Osaka (White)

If you are not familiar with this easy houseplant, you will soon become an avid collector when you see the variety of leaf variations that are available in Chinese Evergreens.

Aglaonemas prefer evenly moist and slightly acidic soil. They are tolerant of an array of light conditions. If you have a low light area these are still content, making them an excellent houseplant for low-light corners and areas of the home where other plants have struggled.

One important tip: The lighter the variegation pattern, the more light your specific variety requires. If you see the unique patterns fading your plant needs brighter light, or light for a longer period of the day.


Buy coral bark maples at Evergreen Nursery in San LeandroMaple of the Month – Coral Bark Maple – Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’

If you’ve been looking for a specimen tree with year round interest, you’ve found it in Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ also known as Coral Bark Maple.

Fall is the best time to plant these ornamental trees. Giving them time to get established, are free from summer heat stress, and display beautiful fall color in your garden. Coral Bark Japanese Maple’s trademark feature is its dramatic red bark. This tree will be the highlight of your winter garden.

With annual pruning you can successfully maintain your Coral Bark Maple to stay below 15 feet, eventually they will reach heights of 20-25 feet tall.


Buy pittosporum at Evergreen Nursery in San LeandroDrought Tolerant Pick for November: Pittosporum tenuifolium (Kohuhu)

Pittosporum tenuifolium is quickly becoming a favorite in West Coast gardens and landscapes. This drought tolerant, dense evergreen shrub is native to New Zealand. Commonly known as Kohuhu, It’s an ideal plant for screening, hedging, and as a backdrop in your garden beds. The light green leaves contrast to their nearly black stems and offer a delicate texture to your landscape.

We have two varieties in stock, Kohuhu and ‘Silver Sheen.’ Both types thrive in Bay area gardens.

These grow best in full sun to part shade and are tolerant of most soil types, handle wind, salt spray, and drought once established. You can expect them to grow 2-4 feet per year.

Plants mature at 10-12 feet tall, and 5-6 feet wide. It is recommended when planting for privacy screening to space plants 4 feet apart on center. These are reliably hardy in USDA Zones 9-10 and sometimes as low as zone 8.

In Your Garden: What to do in November

  • Winter mulching, it’s always best to mulch your beds prior to when the rain hits this winter.
  • Pruning: This is a good time to remove any dead, diseased or damaged stems throughout your landscape.
  • If you have roses that you love this is the best time to give them a little attention and prune them back, reduce by no more than a quarter of the plant though. Harder pruning can take place in later winter/early spring.
  • To ensure the best production from your berries (like raspberries) next year, prune back to the ground.
  • Apply fungicide to your stone fruits like peaches.
  • Weed your lawn and over seed in the fall to ensure a lush lawn in the spring.
  • Fall is for planting! Get shrubs, perennials, and trees into the ground this month. Winter rains will help develop a strong root system.
  • Plant cyclamen in early November.
  • It’s also a great time to plant ground covers.
  • This is the perfect time for planting natives.
  • Just get planting!
  • There is still time to plant daffodils for spring flowering bulbs. Think about forcing Amaryllis and paper white Narcissus for the coming holidays.
  • Plant onions for harvesting the following summer.
  • Top-dress perennial beds, azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons, and other spring blooming shrubs with E.B. Stone Organic Compost and feed them E.B. Stone Ultra Bloom.
  • Prepare planting beds for winter. Clear weeds and rocks. Till soil and add soil amendments such as E.B. Stone Soil Booster for vegetables, perennials, and shrubs.
  • It’s time to fill your bird feeders for winter.
  • Continue to compost fallen leaves and plant debris.
  • Adopt a houseplant to relieve your stress and elevate the mood indoors.