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Bay Laurel Garden Center specializes in California native plants and drought tolerant plants suitable for our area, the northern part of San Luis Obispo County. Browse through our extensive stock of quality plants. We are happy to help you select the ideal varieties for your garden.

Our nursery carries a great selection of pottery, statuary and gifts as well as everything you need for a beautiful landscape. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff look forward to meeting you!

During the months of January, February and March, we stock hundreds of varieties of bareroot fruit and nut trees, berry plants, roses and shade trees. Visit our Fruit Trees Online website to find out more.

The bareroot catalog for 2019 is in circulation! Look for some of the old favorites and many of the newer varieties including pluots, pluerryies and apriums. You can see all the information on line at https://baylaurelnursery.com. Trees will be for sale the first of the year.


We hope you saved some space for fall planting – it’s a great season for planting, especially California natives. Above, three views of the manzanita. Right now we have a wonderful selection. Tallest is ‘Dr. Hurd’, other upright varieties include ‘Sentinel’ and ‘Louis Edmonds’. We have two 15 gallon specimens of ‘Austin Griffiths’. ‘Howard McMinn’ is always popular, growing to about 5 feet with very bright green leaves; also on hand is the lower growing ‘Pacific Mist’.

The Matilija poppy is usually difficult to establish, so this is the very best time to plant it. We have white flowering Epilobium (Zauschneria). A hard to find Salvia ‘Celestial Blue’ is here alongside ‘Pozo Blue’. Rhus ovata is a very tough evergreen shrub that looks handsome all year. A late season bloomer, the native blue aster is here as well. Come in and see for yourself!

“The Cast Iron Plant”, Aspisdistra in a rather exotic form. It’s called ‘Milky Way’. This plant adapts to indoor and outdoor situations. Place it in a container in a shady place on your patio or use it as a house plant. The large strap-like leaves make a strong statement. We also have some smaller plants of the all green variety.

The gorgeous Camellias from Monrovia Nursery have arrived. The lustrous green leaves will soon produce flowers of white, pink and red. A plant that looks great all year and requires only minimum care – good drainage, afternoon shade and a bit of acid in the soil. This little charmer is ‘Pink-a-boo’.

See our October Newsletter for more details…