Climate adapted plants for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest

Autumn 2022 Update:

Open for order pickups only.

Availability will be updated each Tuesday through winter. Please place orders though the contact page.

Lots of new plants to choose from. Feel free to inquire via email about a plants status.

Please check the availability – on the blue bar at the top of the page. It is updated weekly on Tuesday.

We are excited to have a large supply of fragrant Camellias (lutchuensis) hybrids this year.

Orders may be emailed at any time to and our website availability list (above) will be updated each week.

We have suspended regular hours at the shop for the winter season. We will continue to post an availability weekly and we can set up pick up times for orders. We will be scheduling these pickup orders until we re-open with regular hours in February. Thanks for a GREAT season at Xera.

We have plenty of gift certificates in stock for your obsessive gardening friends. A great holiday gift.

We also carry Xera ball caps (embroidered), coffee cups and lunch boxes- perfect for storing seeds in a cool dry place.

Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah , and New Year from all of us at Xera.

We no longer require a mask.

See the contact page for directions.

Happy Winter 2022

xo Xera Team


Xera Plants is a retail plant nursery and grower based in Portland, Oregon. Our goal is to inspire gardeners to create diverse, ecologically sound landscapes suited to our climate.

We emphasize the use of low water plants, west coast native plants and plants native to a similar winter wet/summer dry climate as our own.  Our staff of horticultural experts is committed to providing friendly, detailed, solution-based customer service.  If you have a question we have the answer. After all, we grow every one of our plants and know each one intimately.

Ceanothus x ‘Xera Azul’- Xera Plants Introduction
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Hyacinthoides (Scilla) lingulata

All of our plants are grown by us at our facility near Sherwood, OR using sustainable growing practices. We do not use neonicotinoid pesticides. We firmly believe in the health and well being of not only our pollinators but gardeners and gardens as well. We are stewards of the environment and we take that very seriously.

We strive to maintain a large and diverse supply of plants and we emphasize those that are adapted to certain biomes. That means we search for and grow plants for such difficult situations as dry shade, blasting hellstrips and many other categories. Remember that not all of our plants are available at the same time. Crops have their own timelines and we do our best to finish them in an efficient and timely manner. A large amount of new plants arrives at the shop each week. Feel free to give us a call and to inquire about any plant that we grow or even plants that you think we should grow.  At our shop you will find the best quality, fresh nursery stock that is immediately ready for installation.

We do NOT do mail order. We are just not set up for that kind of business. We may be able to source our plants at other nurseries who do.

We hope you have a wonderful garden season and we cannot wait to see you at the shop!

Paul Bonine ( Xera co-owner) and Amy Campion have teamed up to write a comprehensive garden book. ‘Gardening in the Pacific Northwest A complete Homeowners Guide’ Timber Press 2017.

Its a book for all levels of gardening and it is specifically geared towards the Pacific Northwest climate- on both sides of the Cascades. It can be purchased or accessed through the book cover which appears in our footer at the bottom of the page.

Climate adapted plants for gardeners in the PNW