Over thirty years ago, Tree of Life Nursery began propagating California native plants with the notion that the developed hillsides and open spaces in the state were in desperate need of returning to their natural, beautiful forms. Today, the nursery supplies a high quality line of over 500 species and varieties for landscaping and ecological restoration at the wholesale level. Located on 40 acres of the historic Rancho Mission Viejo in San Juan Capistrano, Tree of Life Nursery, the largest native plant supplier in the state, provides a means by which California’s precious flora can return to the land.
Services offered include special orders for site-specific provenance, rare and endangered species, various sizes of containerized and bare root plants, and large quantities for restoration jobs. Tree of Life Nursery staff has extensive experience in ecological restoration, habitat enhancement and authentic landscaping. Focusing on stewardship of the land, we are truly dedicated to the concept of horticulture appropriate to this beautiful region called California.
Now, Tree of Life natives are made available to the general public through the Casa ‘La Paz’ Plant & Book Store, where plants and books are on display for the gardener and homeowner. Customers who discover the nursery for the first time are delighted by the natural setting and enlightened with the information that greets them when they make the trip out the Ortega Highway.
California’s unique climate, history and culture provide us with a canvas for a classic painting. Ultimately, with education and persistence, we hope to see a return to a more conservative, genuine landscape. For over twenty years, Tree of Life Nursery has been an advocate for a California that looks like it should—authentic California.
Mike Evans,CCN and Jeff Bohn