10678 Donner Pass Rd.

Truckee, CA 96161

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OPEN

Monday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
9:30am - 5:00pm

Contact Us

10678 Donner Pass Rd.

Truckee, CA 96161

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OPEN

Monday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
9:30am - 5:00pm

Contact Us

Our Native Plants

The following is an occasionally updated list of native plants Villager Nursery frequently offers and common sizes. Slow-growing and highly temperamental species are priced accordingly higher. Availability varies with seed collecting, timing, and weather.

We are a small retail nursery in the high Sierra at the western “shore” of the Great Basin along the Truckee River flowing from Lake Tahoe 10 miles up stream. We no longer grow the plants on site, finding it much more efficient to collect seed (and rarely cuttings) and have them propagated and contact-grown in Oregon. We bring down trucks from the growing grounds at ~three-week intervals during the nursery season (May-October).

Common NameNameSize
white firAbies concolor#1
white firAbies concolor#2
mountain mapleAcer glabrum#1
mountain mapleAcer glabrum#2
mountain mapleAcer glabrum#3
mountain alderAlnus incana ssp. tenuifolia#1
mountain alderAlnus incana ssp. tenuifolia#2
Saskatoon serviceberryAmelanchier alnifolia#1
Saskatoon serviceberryAmelanchier alnifolia#2
Saskatoon serviceberryAmelanchier alnifolia#5
Utah serviceberryAmelanchier utahensis#1
mock-bearberryArctostaphylos nevadense x A. uva-ursi#1
greenleaf manzanitaArctostaphylos patula6" sq. band
kinnikinnickArctostaphylos uva ursi4"
kinnikinnickArctostaphylos uva ursi#1
little sagebrushArtemisia arbuscula#1
big sagebrushArtemisia tridentata#1
big sagebrushArtemisia tridentata#5
water birch (El Dorado, Co.)Betula occidentalis#1
water birch (El Dorado, Co.)Betula occidentalis#2
water birch (El Dorado, Co.)Betula occidentalis#5
water birch (El Dorado, Co.)Betula occidentalis#15
incense cedarCalocedrus decurrens#1
incense cedarCalocedrus decurrens#5
incense cedarCalocedrus decurrens#15
mountain whitethorn ceanothusCeanothus cordulatus#1
prostrate ceanothusCeanothus prostratus4" band
snowbrush ceanothusCeanothus velutinus#1
curl-leaf mountain mahoganyCercocarpus ledifolius#1
curl-leaf mountain mahoganyCercocarpus ledifolius#5
alderleaf mountain mahoganyCercocarpus montanus#1
alderleaf mountain mahoganyCercocarpus montanus#5
redosier dogwoodCornus sericea#1
redosier dogwoodCornus sericea#2
redosier dogwoodCornus sericea#5
redosier dogwoodCornus sericea#7
shrubby cinquefoilDasiphora fruticosa ssp. Floribunda (Potentilla fruticosa)#1
shrubby cinquefoilDasiphora fruticosa ssp. Floribunda (Potentilla fruticosa)#2
shrubby cinquefoilDasiphora fruticosa ssp. Floribunda (Potentilla fruticosa)#5
rubber rabbitbrushEricameria nauseosa#1
sulphur-flower buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum4" band
sulphur-flower buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum#1
creeping sulphur-flower buckwheatEriogonum umbellatum var. subalpinum#1
Modoc cypress (Plumas, Co.)Hesperocyparis bakeri (Cupressus bakeri)#1
Modoc cypress (Plumas, Co.)Hesperocyparis bakeri (Cupressus bakeri)#1
oceansprayHolodiscus discolor#1
rockspiraeaHolodiscus dumosus#1
purpleflower honeysuckleLonicera conjugialis#1
Mountain TwinberryLonicera conjugialis#2
Mountain TwinberryLonicera conjugialis#2
twinberry honeysuckleLonicera involucrata#1
twinberry honeysuckleLonicera involucrata#5
creeping Oregon grapeMahonia repens4" band
creeping Oregon grapeMahonia repens#1
Pacific ninebarkPhysocarpus capitatus#1
Sierra lodgepole pinePinus contorta ssp. murrayana#1
Sierra lodgepole pinePinus contorta ssp. murrayana#2
Sierra lodgepole pinePinus contorta ssp. murrayana#5
Sierra lodgepole pinePinus contorta ssp. murrayana#15
Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi#1
Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi#2
Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi#5
Jeffrey pinePinus jeffreyi#10
sugar pinePinus lambertiana#1
western white pinePinus monticola#1
western white pinePinus monticola#2
western white pinePinus monticola#15
ponderosa pine (Rky.Mt. Seed Source)Pinus ponderosa#1
ponderosa pine (Rky.Mt. Seed Source)Pinus ponderosa#2
ponderosa pine (Rky.Mt. Seed Source)Pinus ponderosa#5
ponderosa pine (Rky.Mt. Seed Source)Pinus ponderosa#7
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#1
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#2
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#5
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#7
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#10
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#15
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#20
quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides#25
desert peachPrunus andersonii#1
bitter cherryPrunus emarginata#1
bitter cherryPrunus emarginata#3
Klamath Plum / Modoc PlumPrunus subcordata#1
Klamath Plum / Modoc PlumPrunus subcordata#3
Klamath Plum / Modoc PlumPrunus subcordata#5
western chokecherryPrunus virginiana var. demissa#1
western chokecherryPrunus virginiana var. demissa#5
western chokecherryPrunus virginiana var. demissa#7
western chokecherryPrunus virginiana var. demissa#15
Rocky Mt. Douglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca#1
Rocky Mt. Douglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca#5
Rocky Mt. Douglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca#15
canyon live oakQuercus chrysolepis#1 band
Oregon white oakQuercus garryana#1
California black oakQuercus kelloggii#1
huckleberry oakQuercus vacciniifolia#1 band
alderleaf buckthornRhamnus alnifolia#1
alderleaf buckthornRhamnus alnifolia#2
skunkbush sumac (Placer, Co.)Rhus trilobata#1
skunkbush sumac (Placer, Co.)Rhus trilobata#2
golden currant (Plumas, Co.)Ribes aureum#1
golden currant (Plumas, Co.)Ribes aureum#2
wax currantRibes cereum#1
whitestem gooseberryRibes inerme#1
Sierra currantRibes nevadense#1
Sierra currantRibes nevadense#2
Sierra currantRibes nevadense#5
Sierra currantRibes nevadense#7
Sierra gooseberryRibes roezlii#1
Sierra gooseberryRibes roezlii#2
Woods' roseRosa woodsii#1
Woods' roseRosa woodsii#2
thimbleberryRubus parviflorus#1
thimbleberryRubus parviflorus#2
thimbleberryRubus parviflorus#3
Sierra mountain willowSalix eastwoodiae#1
Lemmon's willowSalix lemmonii#1
Lemmon's willowSalix lemmonii#5
Pacific willowSalix lucida ssp. lasiandra#1
Pacific willowSalix lucida ssp. lasiandra#5
Scouler's willowSalix scouleriana#1
Scouler's willowSalix scouleriana#5
Scouler's willowSalix scouleriana#15
blue elderberrySambucus nigra ssp. cerulea#1
blue elderberrySambucus nigra ssp. cerulea#2
blue elderberrySambucus nigra ssp. cerulea#5
red elderberrySambucus racemosa var. racemosa#1
birchleaf spiraeaSpiraea betulifolia#1
Douglas' spiraea / rose spiraeaSpiraea douglasii#1
Douglas' spiraea / rose spiraeaSpiraea douglasii#2
Douglas' spiraea / rose spiraeaSpiraea douglasii#5
subalpine spiraea / rose meadowsweetSpiraea splendens var. splendens (Spiraea densiflora)#1
subalpine spiraea / rose meadowsweetSpiraea splendens var. splendens (Spiraea densiflora)#2
subalpine spiraea / rose meadowsweetSpiraea splendens var. splendens (Spiraea densiflora)#5
common snowberrySymphoricarpos albus#2
common snowberrySymphoricarpos albus#5
creeping snowberrySymphoricarpos mollis4" band
roundleaf snowberrySymphoricarpos rotundifolius#2
mountain hemlockTsuga mertensiana#2
mountain hemlockTsuga mertensiana#3
Common NameNameSize
baneberry (red) / chinaberry (white)Actaea rubra#1
western snakerootAgeratina occidentalis4" band
swamp onionAllium validum4" band
swamp onionAllium validum#1
pearly everlastingAnaphalis margaritacea#1
western pasque flowerAnemone occidentalis#1
little leaf pussytoesAntennaria microphylla4" band
western red columbineAquilegia formosa4" band
western red columbineAquilegia formosa#1
western red columbineAquilegia formosa#2
clasping arnicaArnica amplexicaulis#1
Chamisso arnicaArnica chamissonis  4"
white sagebrushArtemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana#1
arrowleaf balsamrootBalsamhoriza sagittata4" band
Pacific hound's tongueCynoglossum grande4" band
sacred thorn-appleDatura wrightii4"
Pacific bleeding heartDicentra formosa ssp. formosa4"
Pacific bleeding heartDicentra formosa ssp. formosa#1
hummingbird trumpetEpilobium canum4"
hummingbird trumpetEpilobium canum#1
subalpine daisyErigeron peregrinus4" band
common woolly sunflowerEriophyllum lanatum#1
Virginia strawberryFragaria virginiana3.5"
scarlet giliaIpomopsis aggregata4" band
Rocky Mountain irisIris missouriensis4"
celeryleaved licorice rootLigusticum apiifolium4" band
Leopard lilyLilium pardalinum#1
Sierra tiger lily / alpine lilyLilium parvum#1
blue flaxLinum lewisii4" band
blue flaxLinum lewisii#1
brewer's lupineLupinus breweri4" band
bigleaf lupineLupinus polyphyllus#1
feathery false lily of the valleyMaianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa)4"
feathery false lily of the valleyMaianthemum racemosum (Smilacina racemosa)#1
scarlet monkeyflowerMimulus cardinalis4" band
scarlet monkeyflowerMimulus cardinalis#1
seep monkeyflowerMimulus guttatus4" band
seep monkeyflowerMimulus guttatus#1
purple monkeyflowerMimulus lewisii4" band
purple monkeyflowerMimulus lewisii#1
mountain pennyroyalMonardella odoratissima4" band
azure penstemonPenstemon azureus#1
Davidson's penstemonPenstemon davidsonii#1
hotrock penstemonPenstemon deustus#1
firecracker penstemon (Inyo, Co.)Penstemon eatonii#1
slender penstemonPenstemon gracilentus#1
mountain pridePenstemon newberryi#1
meadow penstemonPenstemon rydbergii#1
royal penstemonPenstemon speciosus#1
Rocky Mountain penstemon (Mono, Co.)Penstemon strictus4" band
Rocky Mountain penstemon (Mono, Co.)Penstemon strictus#1
Venus penstemonPenstemon venustus4" band
slender cinquefoilPotentilla gracilis#1
heal-allPrunella vulgaris4" band
Oregon stonecropSedum oreganum4"
Oregon stonecropSedum oreganum#1
broadleaf stonecropSedum spathulifolium#1
checkerbloomSidalcea oregana#1
golden blue-eyed grassSisyrinchium californicum4"
Idaho blue-eyed grassSisyrinchium idahoense4"
Canada goldenrodSolidago canadensis#1
Nevada goldenrodSolidago spectabilis#1
bigflower tellimaTellima grandiflora4"
slender goldenbannerThermopsis gracilis#1
canary violaViola praemorsa4" band
stream violaViola glabella4" band
Common NameNameSize
Sagebrush sedgeCarex filifolia#1
Nebraska sedgeCarex nebrascensisplug
slough sedgeCarex obnuptaplug
tufted hairgrassDeschampsia caespitosaplug
common spikerushEleocharis palustrisplug
giant wildryeElymus cinereusplug
blue wildryeElymus glaucusplug
scouringrush horsetailEquisetum hyemale#1
California fescueFestuca californicaplug
Idaho fescueFestuca idahoensis ssps.4"
Baltic rushJuncus balticusplug
common rushJuncus effusus#1
swordleaf rushJuncus ensifolius#1
panicled bulrushScirpus microcarpus#1
broadleaf cattailTypha latifolia#1

Villager Nursery

Happy Gardeners

Our staff are all avid and passionate mt. gardeners who want nothing more than to see every client succeed on her first try. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than happy returning customers who have tasted gardening triumphs. Come by and enjoy the local expertise.

The widest selection of hardy and native plants for the High Sierra, by far. Owners are botanists and plant lovers and everyone at Villager is passionate about helping customers find the right plants for their gardens. They've been at it since the '70's and have a LOT of practical experience atop their educations. "We've killed thousands of plants in our own gardens so our clients won't have to" is something we heard them say. The demonstration gardens are amazing as well.

Lance L.

October, 2017

This nursery sells many various native plants in the Truckee area. The staff are so knowledgeable and willing to assist you. Love to go here to purchase my landscaping plant needs.

Lauren B.

February, 2016

This is one of the prettiest nurseries I have ever seen. They have a wide selection of plants, including trees, flowers, herbs, etc. The staff is all very friendly and knowledgeable. and are more then happy to assist customer with plant selections and give great advice of what type of plant work best for you. It seemed to me that it's prices were pretty average, not too much above or below other nurseries. It;s not a huge place, but it is very well maintained. Definitely go here if you are in need of something green for your garden.  - Insiderpages

Paula C.

May, 2008

Thank you for visiting

Botanical Nursery, Art, & Gifts. A High Sierra Garden Center

Current Hours:

OPEN

Monday - Saturday

9:00am - 5:30pm

Sunday

9:30am - 5:00pm

Villager Nursery is open Late March through December 23. We are recently "mostly closed" in mid-winter, January and February. March and April are late winter when we begin to open again as weather, demand and common sense dictate.

While it is fine to plant trees, shrubs and bulbs ANYTIME, and plants are always happier in the ground than they are in pots, few people actually get out there and dig holes in mid-winter... we do, but that's us. 

If you need anything, please call to check with us as Yelp, Google and Facebook are not always exactly up-to-date. Even in mid-winter we'd love to help you with products, plans, bids or consulting, please contact us with your questions or for an appointment. You can also call and leave a message at 530-587-0771

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Our brand new site is just being taken live. Some functionality is still being applied. Kellogg Planting Days are 10-2 May 31 and June 1 (max 3 pots <18". Edible / Veggie Gardening Class 10:30-12 Sunday, June 2. See the class schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at 530-587-0771, or email info@villagernursery.com. Thank you for Visiting!

Our brand new site is just being taken live. Some functionality is still being applied.

Kellogg Planting Days are 10-2 May 31 and June 1 (max 3 pots <18"). Edible / Veggie Gardening Class 10:30-12 Sunday, June 2. See the class schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at 530-587-0771, or email info@villagernursery.com.

Thank you for Visiting!

 

 

Current Hours

Mon - Sat: 9:30-5:00
Sunday: 10:00-4:00

Our Location

10678 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

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