The Samara Restoration nursery is a regional leader in horticulture, conservation, and restoration of our beautiful native flora and habitats. For over 11 years we have grown for a wide range of projects and industries. From large scale revegetation projects to ornamental and residential native plant landscapes, our expert horticulture team is passionate about growing.
Our nursery staff is trained on latest horticultural pathogens and we employ best management practices to prohibit sudden oak death and other Phytophthora species. We are inspected monthly by the county of Humboldt agriculture specifically for SOD. We run a tight ship and keeping our nursery clean is the best way to achieve plant health!
Our seed collection program promotes genetic and species diversity. One of our primary goals is to collect plant material from site specific locations or within the same watershed. Since ecotypes vary across elevation and latitude, it’s important to capture genetic and phenotypic adaptations to achieve long term success at a population level.
We grow all different native plant types from ferns and grasses to shrubs and conifers spanning the greater California north coastal region. One of our recent emphasis is growing for endangered and sensitive butterfly species like Oregon silver spot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta ) which depends on the Viola adunca (dog violet) as a larval host plant. We have grown over 3,000 plants that are being put to use at California State Park projects as well as at the Sequoia Park zoo for a captive breeding program.
Our nursery grows plants for large scale restoration projects as a contract grower for custom native plant materials. Since 2013, we have grown all the riparian trees, shrubs, and wetland species for the Salt River restoration project in the Eel River estuary. This watershed scale restoration project has comprised over 3 miles of stream and over 40,000 plants have been grown.
We also sell our native plants to residential home owners on a retail basis by appointment. Please feel free to call 707-601-3478 to schedule an appointment. Our nursery staff also can provide insights on your native plant garden for aesthetics, wildlife/pollinator habitat, and many other ecological functions.
- For the most recent plant availability list, see our Plant Availability List here or in the footer below.
- We offer contract grow services that will meet your project specifications.
- Please call us to discuss the process for developing a contract grow agreement.
Past Contract Grow Projects: