Plant Availability List
At any given time we will have more than 200 native species on hand. 

Habitat Restoration Favorites
Take a nature walk through this list organized by plant community.      

Landscape Favorites
Here are our top picks for different southern California landscape applications. 

how to order

Every project is unique, so all bids are on a per-project basis. Follow these three easy steps to place your order:

1. Call, e-mail or fax us with species, size and quantity. We will check our current availability and give you pricing. 

2. Send us your finalized order with all applicable information; purchase orders on your company’s letterhead are preferable.

3. We will contact you to confirm your order and arrange pickup or delivery!

Types of Orders

Current Order

Current orders are delivered or picked up within seven calendar days of confirmation. We will contact you to finalize shipping details or a will-call date. Orders that are not picked up within seven calendar days are returned to inventory.

Future Order

For a modest down payment, we will hold material for future orders for up to one year. You can secure the plants we regularly keep in inventory and secure the price, too.

Contract Grow

If your project requires uncommon container sizes, specific site collection, plants not normally kept in our inventory, or any other special circumstance, consider a contract grow order. For a modest down payment, we promise to have your order ready. Place your order as soon as possible; it can take from 3 to 18 months to grow a one-gallon plant.

Delivery

RECON Native Plants offers delivery throughout California and the Southwest. Order minimums and fees may apply. Please contact your sales representative for more information.

HABITAT RESTORATION

With RECON Native Plants you can be confident you are planting the most genetically appropriate and ecologically viable plant material for your habitat restoration project.

Our Unique Restoration Quality Protocol
Restoration Quality means less replanting, earlier agency sign-off on your project, and significant cost savings to you and your clients.

To earn the Restoration Quality designation, we:

  • Use only local source-identified seed to ensure the genetic integrity and variability of each species
  • Use only native soil for better water retention, adaptability, and survivability than conventional nursery mix
  • Add to our soils the native mycorrhizal component called for in many restoration plans
  • Grow in full sun
  • Fertilize only in rare cases—native soils already contain essential nutrients
  •  Use pesticides only if the life of the crop is at risk
  •  Subject our plants to controlled-drought situations in the nursery

Restoration Quality plants have the best chance of survival when facing poor soils, strong winds, over- or underwatering, insect damage, herbivory, and other environmental stresses. Our tough-love approach produces a healthy, insect- and disease-free plant that will stand up to the rigors of its new environment.

SERVICE OFFERINGS

Large On-Hand Inventory

We maintain a large in-stock supply of source-identified species native to the western U.S. in a variety of container sizes. View our current Plant Availability List to see what's in stock.

Contract Growing

For any size project. We can use existing source-identified seed in inventory or collect new site-specific seed and grow it your specifications. All plants are labeled and segregated by seed collection region to maintain genetic integrity.

Custom Seed Collection

Our seed collection specialists have years of experience in the ecological harvesting of native seed. All seeds are source-identified by region, collection site, species name, client name, and date collected.

Seed Storage and Management

Seeds are stored in cool, dry conditions inside our concrete facility. Seeds are maintained by our full-time staff using a variety of proven methods researched and developed at RECON Native Plants.

Seed Bulking

If a project calls for quantities of seed unobtainable in the wild or if it is not desirable to impact the habitat to collect the seed, RECON Native Plants can grow plants for seed production. At optimum maturity, we collect, clean, and package the seed per your request.

On-Site Consulting and Guest Nurseries

Should your restoration project need professional evaluation, we offer on-site consulting services and remote guest nursery setup and operation.

LANDSCAPING

RECON Native Plants grows hardy, healthy plants that stand up to the toughest growing conditions. Naturally beautiful in native gardens and landscapes, they are also a smart choice where water conservation is desired. Our unique growing process ensures our plants will survive and thrive. That means less replanting and significant cost savings to you and your clients.

Service Offerings

RECON Native Plants offers a wide range of products and services tailored to satisfy all your project needs. Our specialists are here to help you plan an attractive, successful native plant landscape.

Large On-hand Inventory

We stock hundreds of species native to the western U.S., in a variety of container sizes. View our current Plant Availability List to see what's in stock.

Special Order Contract Growing

We offer contract growing services for small and large projects. We can use seed from our inventory or collect site-specific seed and grow it to meet your project specifications.

Landscape Design and Consulting

Should your landscaping project need professional design or evaluation, we offer design and consulting services to help you plan a successful native plant landscape. Read more about our Landscape Design and consulting services.