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: 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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Native California Grasses

Native California Grasses

Native Californian plants provide several attractive benefits for both landscape professionals and their clients when creating and maintaining a thoughtful, attractive and efficient garden.Native plants offer:Water savingsLow maintenanceReduced use of...

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Plant Spotlight: Protea

This month's Plant Spotlight is the lovely and striking Protea. This expat from South Africa has become a beloved local inspiration because of its iconoclastic style and rugged hardiness. Because of the stark beauty of these plants you might underestimate their...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Euphorbia

Native Plant Spotlight: Euphorbia

With over 2000 extremely varied types of euphorbia, it’s hard to characterize the general appearance. Some Euphorbia are succulent and resemble cacti, while others are herbaceous perennials.

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