Climate adapted plants for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest


Xera Plants is open regular hours Th-Sat 10-6pm

Fall rains are here Its time to plant natives and hardy perennials and shrubs. We have a very large stock of all these. Rain will be followed seasonal drier weather- the best weather to plant.

New plants are arriving en masse. If you see a plant that you want on our availability don’t wait, order on the contact page. That way you will get exactly what you want. The contents of our nursery changes drastically from week to week.

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.

HAPPY Autumn 2023!

We have plenty of gift certificates in stock for your obsessive gardening friends. as well as Xera ball caps and re-useable shopping bags.

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

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.

We can’t wait to see you.

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. Gilia capitata, and Collomia grandiflora pictured.

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 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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Climate adapted plants for gardeners in the PNW