Plant Catalog

from Gold Rush Nursery

Our goal is to have descriptions and pictures of all our plants in this online Plant Catalog.  We're focusing first on plants we commonly have available for sale.  In the meantime, if you're looking for a plant that's not listed here or for more information on one that's listed but doesn't yet have any information, please call or email us.

You can choose to display the plants in alphabetical order by either their common name or botanical name.  In addition, if you're only interested in one particular type of plant - California natives for example - you can select that option from the Plant Type drop down menu.

If you want to do a more detailed search of our plant catalog, go to the Plant Search page.


 
 
Calamagrostis foliosa ''

Calamagrostis foliosa ''

Common Name: Leafy reed grass

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Calamagrostis nutkaensis ''

Calamagrostis nutkaensis ''

Common Name: Pacific reed grass

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Calochortus venustus ''

Calochortus venustus ''

Common Name: Butterfly mariposa

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Calycanthus occidentalis ''

Calycanthus occidentalis ''

Common Name: Western spicebush

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Calystegia macrostegia ''

Calystegia macrostegia ''

Common Name: California morning glory

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Carex barbarae ''

Carex barbarae ''

Common Name: Santa Barbara sedge

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Carex densa ''

Carex densa ''

Common Name: Dense sedge

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Carex divulsa ''

Carex divulsa ''

Common Name: Berkeley sedge

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Carex globosa ''

Carex globosa ''

Common Name: Round-fruit sedge

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Carex nudata ''

Carex nudata ''

Common Name: Torrent sedge

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Carex pansa ''

Carex pansa ''

Common Name: Dune sedge

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Carex praegracilis ''

Carex praegracilis ''

Common Name: California meadow sedge

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Carex remota ''

Carex remota ''

Common Name: Remote sedge

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Carex spissa ''

Carex spissa ''

Common Name: San Diego sedge

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Carex subbracteata ''

Carex subbracteata ''

Common Name: Small bract sedge

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Carex subfusca ''

Carex subfusca ''

Common Name: Brown sedge

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Carex tumulicola ''

Carex tumulicola ''

Common Name: Slender sedge

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Carpenteria californica ''

Carpenteria californica ''

Common Name: Bush anemone

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Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue'

Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue'

Common Name: Owlswood Blue ceanothus

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Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

Common Name: Tuxedo ceanothus

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Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'

Ceanothus 'Frosty Blue'

Common Name: Frosty Blue ceanothus

Frosty Blue ceanothus is a fast-growing evergreen shrub for full sun or light shade.  It grows to about 8-10' tall and 8-10' wide.  Large clusters of vivid blue flowers bloom in spring and have white "frosting;" hence the plant's name.

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Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'

Ceanothus 'Joyce Coulter'

Common Name: Joyce Coulter ceanothus

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Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Common Name: Ray Hartman's ceanothus

'Ray Hartman' is one of the most commonly grown selections of ceanothus in California.  Why?  Because it's one of the least finicky of this popular group of shrubs and it looks good.  It performs reliably well in bot…

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Ceanothus arboreus 'Cliff Schmidt'

Ceanothus arboreus 'Cliff Schmidt'

Common Name: Cliff Schmidt's Island Ceanothus

This California native is a selection from Santa Cruz Island.  Cliff Schmidt has particularly large leaves compared to other ceanothus.  The foliage is dark glossy green.  The powder-blue flower clusters can reach 5" long.  P…

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Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'

Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus 'Heart's Desire'

Common Name: Heart's desire ceanothus

Heart's Desire ceanothus is an evergreen shrub that grows 6-12" high and 4-5' wide.  It makes a good ground cover, particularly in coastal areas where it's happy in sun or light shade.  Inland, it prefers light shade.

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Ceanothus hearstiorum ''

Ceanothus hearstiorum ''

Common Name: Hearst ceanothus

Hearst ceanothus is a very low-growing evergreen shrub that's native to California.  It forms a groundhugging loose mat of dark green foliage that's less than 1' tall and up to 8' wide.  Clusters of light blue flowers bloom in spring.

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Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'

Ceanothus maritimus 'Valley Violet'

Common Name: Valley Violet ceanothus

Valley Violet ceanothus is a stunning new water-conserving UC Davis Arboretum All-Star selection.  The small California native shrub is covered with spectacular clusters of dark-violet flowers in early spring.  It is one of the b…

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ''

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ''

Common Name: California blue blossom

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Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ''

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens ''

Common Name: Creeping blue blossom

Creeping blueblossom is somewhat similar to Carmel creeper (Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis).  However, its smaller, glossy, dark green leaves give it a more refined appearance.  It also tends to have a denser, lower-g…

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Centaurea gymnocarpa ''

Centaurea gymnocarpa ''

Common Name: Dusty Miller

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Chondropetalum elephantinum ''

Chondropetalum elephantinum ''

Common Name: Cape rush

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Chondropetalum tectorum ''

Chondropetalum tectorum ''

Common Name: Cape rush

An evergreen perennial with upright, dark green, grass-like foliage. 

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Clematis lasiantha ''

Clematis lasiantha ''

Common Name: Chapparal clematis

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Clematis ligusticifolia ''

Clematis ligusticifolia ''

Common Name: Virgin's bower

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Correa reflexa 'Carpenter Rocks'

Correa reflexa 'Carpenter Rocks'

Common Name: Carpenter Rocks Australian fuchsia

This Australian evergreen shrub forms a loose mound about 3-4' tall and wide.  It has small, bright green, heart-shaped leaves.  Bright red, tubular flowers are tipped with chartreuse and bloom profusely from fall through spring.  …

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Cotyledon macrantha ''

Cotyledon macrantha ''

Common Name: Pig's ear

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Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga ''

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga ''

Common Name: Chalk fingers

This striking succulent spreads slowly to form a dense carpet of silvery-gray finger-like foliage. The upright sturdy flower stems rise boldly 15-18" above the foliage. Clusters of bell-shaped salmon flowers dangle from the tip of the stem like an …

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Crassula corymbulosa 'Red Pagoda''

Crassula corymbulosa 'Red Pagoda''

Common Name: Red Pagoda Shark's Tooth crassula

Red Pagoda crassula has fascinating orangey-red, triangular leaves that are tightly arranged in geometric spirals around the stems.  Clusters of white flowers bloom in summer.  Hardy to 20-25°F.  Red Pagoda can be planted in …

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Crassula radicans 'Large leaved form'

Crassula radicans 'Large leaved form'

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Cypella aquatilis ''

Cypella aquatilis ''

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Cypella coelestis ''

Cypella coelestis ''

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