Climate adapted plants for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest


Xera Plants is open for the season.

We’ll be open from Thursday to Saturday. 10–6 pm. through summer.

The nursery remains fully stocked and we are bringing in new plants every week. This is a great time to plant as the warm soil temperatures mean that plants establish quickly. As long as plants remain well hydrated, they can be planted in hot weather. Just keep the plant consistently irrigated. and provide shade if it is a blasting location .

We have a large stock of plants but not all in the catalog are ready at the same time. Please see the availability list on the blue bar at the top of the page.


Our inventory can shift from week to week and many plants sell out very quickly on Thursday. The best way to get a specific plant is to order it through the contact page on this website. We will confirm your email asap and we will tell you exactly when a plant is ready and arrange a time for us to bring the plant to the shop for pick up.

We also carry :

Gift certificates, Xera ball caps, re-useable shopping bags as well as Xera coffee cups. See availability above.

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

See the contact page for directions.

Have a great Summer!

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
We love native hardy annuals and we grow many.

We grow ALL of our plants

All of our plants are grown by us at our facility near Sherwood, OR using sustainable growing practices.We only use organic fertilizer and 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.


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