Guides by Region: Northern California Guides
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 13 zones of 10°F each, ranging from -60°F (-51°C) to 70°F (21°C). If you are planning to buy a shrub, perennial or tree, you need to make sure that this new plant will tolerate year-round conditions in your area.
The following is a list of Azaleas and Rhododendrons recognized as proven performers in Northern California. Most of them have received the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society.
All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a non profit association founded in 1938 for the purpose of evaluating rose varieties and promoting exceptional roses. For more than 60 years, AARS has been testing roses on the basis of color, form, fragrance, floral impact, habit, vigor, foliage, disease resistance, repeat bloom, aging quality and novelty.
Pollinators are nearly as important as sun, soil and water in both flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. However, pollinator populations are declining. Here is a list of Northern California native plants that are very attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for plantings in gardens.
Magnificent with its orange wings laced with black lines and bordered with white dots, the monarch butterfly is in trouble. Its population in North America has plummeted by 90% in the last 20 years. Here is a list of Northern California native plants that are very attractive to monarch butterflies and other pollinators. A simple, native flower garden will attract beautiful butterflies to your yard and help pollinators stay healthy.
Pollinators are nearly as important as sun, soil and water in both flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. However, pollinator populations are declining. Here is a list of California native plants that are very attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for plantings in gardens.
Please Login to Proceed
You Have Reached The Free Limit, Please Subscribe to Proceed
Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.
Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.
Join now and start creating your dream garden!