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Drought-Tolerant and Native Varieties

Native and drought-tolerant plants foster a natural environment and need little care. Not only are native plants beautiful in their own right; they will adjust well to your environment because it’s theirs too! Most drought-tolerant plants also thrive in our climate.

Evergreen Nursery carries one of the largest selections of drought-tolerant and native plants in the East Bay. Our staff has unequaled knowledge and experience in helping you choose the right plant for your garden.

Come see our native and drought-tolerant plant collection. In the unlikely event that we don’t carry what you are looking for, we would be happy to special order any available size or variety.

Featured Plant: Tecomaria

Featured Plant: Tecomaria

Tecomaria is a bright and beautiful shrubby vine, also known as the Cape Honeysuckle, originating in South Africa. Since this plant is from the southern hemisphere, we get to enjoy their blooms throughout the winter…

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Milkweed: Sow and Grow Guide

Not only is milkweed a beautiful addition to the garden, but it is the only food monarch butterfly caterpillars can eat (what is called a "host plant"). For many years, milkweed has been sprayed with herbicides and eradicated from farms, yards, and public landscapes...

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Featured Plant: Bougainvillea

Featured Plant: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a wonderful choice for planting outside the front of your house for a colorful impact. Or growing on a pergola or arbor for shade. This versatile plant, can also be grown as a staked tree, a shrub, a ground cover or in a hanging basket.

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Drought Tolerant Pick: Osteospermum Cultivars

Abundantly Blooming Perennials Osteospermum, more commonly known as African Daisies, are a great pick for planting in pots, or to brighten up your borders this season. They are a useful evergreen perennial for our climate: In hotter areas they will cease blooming as...

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Lomandra ‘Highlight Olive Green’ & ‘Lime Tuff’

Lomandra ‘Highlight Olive Green’ & ‘Lime Tuff’

Drought Tolerant Pick: Lomandra 'Highlight Olive Green' & 'Lime Tuff' Lomandra 'Highlight Olive Green', is a reliably easy plant to grow in the Bay Area. This tough Australian native grows well in our Mediterranean climate, surviving temperatures down to 15 deg....

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Drought Tolerant Pick: Ceanothus Yankee Point

Drought Tolerant Pick: Ceanothus Yankee Point

Drought Tolerant Pick: Ceanothus Yankee Point Commonly known as California Lilac, Ceanothus is a tough evergreen shrub that handles all the extremes of California's climate. These thrive in full sun, sandy loam soil, and tolerate wind. They are impressive all year for...

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