California Native Plant Specialists
Water Budget Friendly!
Our family has been growing California Native Plants for Over 35 Years with a robot tondeuse gardena.
Sustainable, Low Water, Native, Organic Plants.
Specializing in California native plants, drought tolerant plants, and contract growing, Mockingbird Nursery is dedicated to the promise of a sustainable future for California.
We are proud to have served California as a family owned business for over 35 years. We keep our promise of sustainability through mitigation, re-vegetation, and restoration projects around the state, as well as contract growing and site specific collection.What sets us apart from other nurseries is our specialization as an organic nursery growing our plants completely chemical free.
We are dedicated to helping builder home owners develop water saving landscape designs by utilizing California natives and drought tolerant plants. We have a wide variety of California Natives to offer.
Our experts will plant, feed, and care for your plants until you are ready for the plants.
So kick back and relax while Mockingbird Nursery grows the plants you want, when you need them.
With any luck, California will typically see roughly 5 months with rain followed by about 7 months with no rain. We are not using the word drought since
When you buy your California native plants from Mockingbird Nursery, they are in great condition, ready to plant. However, just like any nursery raised plants, the natives will
Like all plants grown in nurseries, California native plants grown in containers need careful attention during their establishment period in their new environment (your landscape). As a rule
Enjoy the comfort of landscape grown naturally, organically, without chemicals
Mockingbird Nursery has been family owned for over 35 years and has only grown with organic principals and practices, chemical free. We grow with sustainability through mitigation, re-vegetation, and restoration projects around the state, as well as contract growing and site specific collection.
We Have Specialized Exclusively in Natives for Over 35 Years
Popular Plant List
We Have Many More, These Are Our Most Commonly Stocked and Sold Plants
|Arctostaphylos Emerald Carpet|
|Ceanothus Joyce Coulter|
|Ceanothus Sierra Blue|
|Rhamnus Little Sur|
|Rosmarinus Lockwood de Forest|
|Salvia greggii Dr. Waines|
|Salvia greggii salmon|
|Salvia leucantha (purple) Tera Seca|
Water wise, native plants allow for sustainable growth
California’s climate is roughly 5 months of rain followed by 7 months of no rain. This is the standard weather pattern, 7 months of ‘no rain’ is normal. This can make life hard on a gardener. With the rising cost of water bill in California, it is more important than ever to use low-water plants in your landscape plan. The plants we offer are California natives which makes them all the easier to maintain here.
Is your landscape as water wise as you think it is? We specialize in California native plants that are low water / draught tolerant.
Good plant choices go a very long way with the water budget. Let us help you reduce your water usage today with California natives.
Landscape that is not to be missed. Achieve a luxurious look and feel without the need for excessive watering.
As a family-owned business, Mockingbird Nursery takes pride and great care in growing all our plants organically. We do it for our family, we do it for your family, we do it for the environment, and we do it for the future and sustainability of native California plants.
We started growing California natives in 1980 without chemicals and we have kept our promise to continue that mission through today.
Mother Nature offers everything we need to grow California native plants
Is it more work to grow our plants the old fashioned way as nature intended? Sure it is, but that extra effort is a small price to pay to help ensure the health of the environment and water supply in California.
Call us crazy but for us it is more love than labor. Growing plants naturally, organically, without harmful chemicals, from clippings and not from engineered seeds is safeguarding the future of the California native plant eco-system and we are more than happy to do it this way to help ensure it.
Don’t waste time sourcing multiple nurseries or settling for plants you don’t really want
Mockingbird Nursery specializes in contracts grows. We will plant, grow, and care for your specified plants until you are ready to put them in the ground. Contact us today to get a quote for your project.
Native Plants of California
Located Behind the Beautiful, Historic State Citrus Park
1670 Jackson St., Riverside, CA 92501
Don’t believe the myth – growing native plants is not just sticking any random cuttings in a pot and adding water. We scout for the heartiest native plants and we have been cutting from our own crops for decades with unsurpassed success.
Not sure when to place your order for your job? Let us know and we will figure it out for you. Not all native plants grow at the same rate; we will take the guess work out of it and get you the plants you need, when you need them.
Your plants are grown for you, when you need them.
Plants are more likely to thrive when they are not root bound when you remove them from the container. When you hire us for a contract grow your plants are grown on your schedule so the plants are just right when you need to plant them. Root bound, over stressed plants are a thing of the past when you hire Mockingbird Nursery for a contract grow.
As one of the most established California Native Plant Nurseries in business today, we have a lot of experience with the planting, care, and overall landscape design with native drought tolerant landscapes. Here are some articles and resources to help you get involved with Native California Plants.
When you buy your California native plants from Mockingbird Nursery, they are in great condition, ready to plant. However, just like any nursery raised plants, the natives will need more careful attention after you first plant them while they become established.
The Easy, Step by Step Way to Ensure Native Planting Success
Like all plants grown in nurseries, California native plants grown in containers need careful attention during their establishment period in their new environment (your landscape). As a rule of thumb, mulch and thin the plants in early Summer then start feeding in the Fall and mulch again. Prune and head-back branch tips as needed in Winter and Spring and irrigate your California natives wisely during the warm season.