plants

Portland Nursery brings you the best of the plant world!

Green, gold, prickly or flowery, we love them all. We strive to provide you the best selection and quality of plants and to provide the most information and service that can be found anywhere.

We proudly support local Northwest growers by buying most of our plants from nurseries in Oregon and Washington. Our local growers cultivate all of the best new plant varieties and the have the highest quality standards anywhere.

The Northwest is home to many innovative plant breeders as well, who offer nationally coveted new varieties every year. Showcasing their brilliance is our passion.

Our Plant Pages

We've organized our plants in to sections that we think will most benefit you and your choices for your garden. In each section, we present our favorites, some tips for planting and culture information. Each month we'll be updating this page with what we think will interest you most based on availability, bloom schedule or other plant care ideas.

pruning

Pick up a Poinsettia & don't forget to bring us the carcass in January!

We'd like to give you a $5.00 reward for bringing us your worn-out poinsettia in January. Good towards your same day purchase.

We don’t care where you bought it, the color it is or the condition it’s in. Dead or Alive you’ll get the REWARD! (One per customer please.)

Rose Hips

Brrrrr! Cold winds and a chance of snow!

Here are a few things you can do to protect your garden in winter weather.

Don't forget to water!

Moist roots are much more durable in cold weather than dry roots!

Often our coldest weather around here comes with dry air and clear skies, sometimes with high winds. Make sure the soil around your plants is moist during these times. Moist soil is a better insulator than dry soil. Even if the water in the soil freezes, it is still better off moist.

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Holiday Cheer

As the light levels fall and summer weather gets pushed farther and farther into memory, we wonder if our gardens and porches have to look so desolate. The answer is “No!” Celebrate the season with a holiday hanging basket!

At Portland Nursery, we have all the supplies you need to create your own winter basket. Celebrate the season with the smell of conifers!

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pruning

5 good reasons to prune

  • Remove dead wood
  • Create safe, structurally sound specimens
  • Enhance a plant’s ornamental qualities or train to pleasing shapes
  • Stimulate vigorous growth (hedges)
  • Enhance flowering and fruiting

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Download our Pruning Calendar.

conifers

We love conifers at Portland Nursery. Tall, soft, dwarf or prickly we eagerly anticipate their arrival every fall when they fill our nurseries with bright colors and interesting textures.

Deciding on the right ones can be tricky, so we've compiled a guide to help you make decisions.

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tree planting

Planting & Fertilizing

Dig a hole about twice the size of the rootball and slightly deeper. Amend soil to be 2/3 native soil, 1/3 compost. If there are any drainage issues correct before planting by adding pumice.

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Download our Tree Planting Tips.

bird haven

Portlanders are lucky to live in a city with so much green space. Our combination of rivers, parks and mild climate allows Portland to host a vast array of birds and wildlife.

Birds are attracted to areas where the three basic needs of Cover, Food and Water are met.

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Plant Pages

Visit individual plant categories for more detail.

Annuals

Annuals

bulbs

Bulbs

container gardens

Container Gardens

Ferns

Ferns

Ferns

Small Fruits

Ferns

Fruit Trees

Grasses

Grasses

Herbs

Herbs

houseplants

Houseplants

Natives

Natives

Perennials

Perennials

Ferns

Roses

seeds

Seeds

Callicarpa

Shrubs

Trees

Trees

Veggies

Veggies

Vines

Vines