APLD GOLD SPONSOR
by Becky Harrington, Marketing Manager
and Shalyn Eppler, Webstore Manager
Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery, an APLD-CA gold sponsor based in San Ramon, has served Northern California landscape professionals since 1995. This year marks our exciting addition of two nursery locations, as well as the expansion of our Clements growing grounds to introduce sales and delivery throughout the Sacramento/Central Valley area.
On September 5, our Petaluma nursery opened to serve the North Bay, and later in the year our Morgan Hill location will open to serve the South Bay, from San Jose to the Monterey peninsula. Customers in both locations will enjoy our personalized shopping options—selecting plants in person or submitting orders by email, phone, fax or online—and the choice of picking plants up or having them delivered directly to their job sites.
We invite landscape professionals to visit our 120-acre growing grounds in Clements (about 25 miles northeast of Stockton), where our extensive stock features a large variety of California natives, drought-tolerant plants and boxed trees.
Devil Mountain was proud to participate in the recent APLD-CA Bay Area District Plant Fair, presenting several new and exciting plants that we grow and have great potential in residential landscapes throughout California. Here are a few of our favorites:
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana: Mexican Redbud is a deciduous tree with a broad, dense, low-branching crown. Heart-shaped, wavy-edged leaves mature to high-gloss green and turn yellow in fall. Clusters of deep purple-pink, sweetpea-like flowers bloom on bare branchlets in early spring. Native to Texas and Mexico, this tree is heat and drought tolerant and can be grown in USDA zones 6–9 or Sunset zones 4–24. Its mature size is 12’–25’ high and nearly as wide, and it takes full or partial sun. Credit: Mary Fisher
Quercus ‘Regal Prince’: Regal Prince Oak is a deciduous tree, columnar in habit with glossy, dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Low maintenance, mildew resistant and adaptable to most soil conditions, the tree is tolerant of urban pollution and can be grown in USDA zones 4–9 or Sunset zones A2, A3, 1-12, 14-21. It makes an excellent specimen tree or screen. Its mature size is 45’ high x 18’ wide, and takes full sun and moderate to regular water. Credit: Stewart Winchester
Lomandra longifolia ‘Platinum Beauty’: Variegated Dwarf Mat Rush is an evergreen perennial with variegated light green and white foliage that forms a fountain-like grassy clump. It tolerates seaside, inland and drought conditions, is deer resistant, and can be grown in USDA zones 8–11 or Sunset zones 12– 4. Its mature size is 2’-3’ feet high and wide, and takes full sun or partial shade and low water once established.
Credit: Sara Erickson
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Cool Blue’: Cool Blue Ceanothus is a variegated form of California native C. thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' with glossy, oval, dark green leaves edged in white, featuring fragrant flower clusters that form a sea of light blue in spring. Its natural growth habit is compact and upright, making it ideal for smaller spaces. It does well on slopes and is beneficial to pollinators and wildlife. Its mature size is 3’-4’ high and 4’-5’ wide, takes full sun and little to no water once established. It can be grown in USDA zones 8 – 10 or Sunset zones 5 – 9, 14 – 24. Credit: Courtesy of Sunset Western Garden Collection