Native Plant Gardening

native pnw plants

Plants native to the Pacific Northwest are some of the most attractive plants for gardens anywhere in the world.  In their native habitat, they are adapted to conditions of wet winters and dry summers, making them good choices for local gardens and landscapes. They include plants of all statures, from towering trees to creeping groundcovers. Many of the flowering shrubs are excellent choices for garden borders and wildlife gardens.

Using native plants in various types of landscape settings

Herbaceous native plants fact sheets

Woody native plants fact sheets

List of recommended native plants for home gardens in Western Oregon

SLIDE PRESENTATION (mixing natives and ornamentals):  Growing Native Plants in the Willamette Valley, Oregon




EC 1577 Gardening with Oregon Native Plants West of the Cascades

EC 1623  Selecting Native Plants for Landscapes in Central Oregon

Sources of PNW Native Plants

Native Plant Wholesale Nurseries





Native Plant Society of Oregon

Washington Native Plant Society

Yamhill County Soil and Water Resources

Emerald Chapter Native Plant Society of Oregon

Berry Botanic Garden

Leach Botanical Garden

PNW Native Wildlife Gardening












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