25 Years Growing

"It All Starts With a Seed."
Rainier Seeds, Inc.
1404 Fourth St.
P.O. Box 1064
Davenport, WA 99122
Phone 509-725-1235
toll-free 800.828.8873
Scientific Name
Common Name
Native Intro.
Mature Height
Tree Shrub
Seeds / Pound
Bloom Color
When to Plant
Precip Req'd
Elevation Range
Erosion Control
Wildlife Value
X-Scape Value
Acidity Tol.
Salinity Tol.
Acacia constrictaWhite-thorn acaciaN2-10'Shrub25,000Orange/YellowSpr/Fall6"1500-45003Seeds eaten by birds & small animalsVery GoodNoneHigh
Acacia greggiiCatclaw acaciaN20'Shrub2,500White/PinkSpr/Fall6"0-45003Browsed by livestock & wildlifeVery GoodNoneMed
Acer glabrumRocky mountain mapleN10+'Tree13,000GreenSpr/Fall20"4500-90003Forage & coverVery GoodLowNone
Acer negundoBoxelderN20'Tree13,300YellowSpr/Fall20"2000-45003Browsed by wildlifeVery GoodLowNone
Alnus rubraRed alderN20-35'Tree660,000BrownSpr/Fall20"2000-45003Big game browse & upland bird foodVery GoodLowNone
Alnus viridis sinuata Sitka AlderN3-15'Tree660,000BrownSpr/Fall20"2000-70003Big game browse & upland bird foodVery GoodLowNone
Ambrosia deltoideaTriangle-leaf bursageN1-3'Shrub9,000IndeterminateSpr/Fall6"1500-45004Little value & will occur s pure standsVery GoodLowNone
Ambrosia dumosaWhite bursageN1-2'Shrub80,000IndeterminateSpr/Fall8"500-30003Valuable desert forageVery GoodLowMed
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon serviceberryN3-18'Shrub36,000WhiteFall/Win11"0-90004Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeVery GoodLowMed
Amelanchier utahensisUtah serviceberryN3-12'Shrub37,000IndeterminateFall/Win10"1500-45004Excellent brouse & cover for wildlifeVery GoodLowMed
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiKinnikinnick or BearberryN.5-1'Shrub37,000White/PinkSpr/Sum14"1500-75003Berries are eaten by bear, grouse & turkeysVery GoodLowMed
Artemisia canaSilver sageN2-5'E-Shrub846,000YellowFall/Win13"1500-45003Good winter forageVery GoodLowMed
Artemisia filifoliaSand sageN2-4'Sub-Shrub2,000,000YellowSpr/Fall6"2500-70003Provides cover and sandy sitesVery GoodLowMed
Artemisia frigidaFringed sageN1-1.5'Shrub4,536,000WhiteFall/Win/Spr10"2500-75003Good winter forageExcellentLowMed
Artemisia ludovicianaLousiana/Prairie SageN1-3'Shrub4,000,000WhiteFall/Win/Spr10"2500-90004Forage & coverVery GoodLowMed
Artemisia novaBlack sageN1-2'E-Shrub907,000BrownFall/Win7"4000-70004Good forage on dry-sites for wildlifeGoodLowLow
Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentataBasin big sageN3-12'E-Shrub2,466,000GreenFall/Win10"1500-70003Provides cover on sandy sitesGoodLowLow
Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyanaMountain big sageN2-5'E-Shrub1,200,000YellowFall/Win14"2500-90003Provides cover on dry mountain areasGoodLowLow
Artemisia tridentata ssp. WyomingensisWyoming big sageN1-3'E-Shrub1,215,000YellowFall/Win8"1500-45003Good food & cover for small animalsVery GoodLowLow
Atriplex canescensFourwing saltbrushN2-5'Shrub52,000GreenFall/Win/Spr8"0-75003Fruits provide good food for wildlifeVery GoodMedLow
Atriplex confertifoliaShadscaleN1-5'Shrub65,000YellowFall/Win/Spr5"1500-70004Valuable forage especially in winterVery GoodHighHigh
Atriplex corrugataMat saltbushN1-2'E-Shrub59,000IndeterminateFall/Win7"4000-70003Valuable forage especially in winterVery GoodMedMed
Atriplex cuneataCastle Valley saltbushN.5-1'E-Shrub30,000IndeterminateFall/Win7"4000-70003Valuable forage especially in winterVery GoodMedMed
Atriplex gardneriGardner saltbushN.5-1'E-Shrub110,000IndeterminateFall/Win6"3500-70003Excellent forage for wildlife & livestockVery GoodMedMed
Atriplex lentiformisQuail bushN3-10'Shrub800,000YellowWinter4"0-40003Good food & cover for small animalsGoodLowHigh
Atriplex polycarpaDesert saltbushN1-4'E-Shrub800,000IndeterminateFall/Win6"0-40003Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeGoodLowHigh
Atriplex semibaccataAustralian saltbushI1-3'E-Shrub80,000IndeterminateFall/Win9"0-30003Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeGoodHighHigh
Atriplex tridentataTrident saltbushN4-10'Shrub111,000YellowSpring7"3500-75003Good forage on dry-sites for wildlifeGoodMedHigh
Baccharis sarothroidesDesertbroomN3-6'E-Shrub900,000YellowWinter3"1000-50003Good food & cover for small animalsGoodMedHigh
Bassia prostrataForage kochiaI1-3'Shrub395,000GreenFall/Win8"1500-45003Very palatable to all wildlifeNoLowHigh
Betula occidentalisWater birchN10-20'Lg. Shrub402,000YellowSpring16"2500-75003Big game browse & upland bird foodVery GoodLowLow
Calliandra eriophyllaFalse mesquiteN1-3'Shrub24,000PurpleWinter3"1500-45004Year-around forageGoodLowNone
Ceanothus integerrimusDeerbrushN3-8'Shrub60,000Pinkish/BlueFall/Win10"1500-45003Forage for non-game animalsExcellentLowLow
Ceanothus sanguineusRed-stem ceanothusN4-12'Shrub130,000WhiteFall/Win15"1500-45004Good browse for cattle & deerVery GoodLowNone
Ceanothus velutinusSnowbrush ceanothusN3-10'E-Shrub128,000WhiteFall/Win13"1500-70004Good browse for cattle & deerVery GoodLowNone
Cercocarpus ledifoliusCurlleaf mountain mahoganyN10-20'E-Shrub52,200YellowFall/Win11"2000-90003Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Cercocarpus montanusTrue mountain mahoganyN2-10'E-Shrub45,000WhiteFall/Win/Spr10"3500-9000+3Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Chilopsis linearisDesert willowN5-15'E-Shrub86,000PurpleFall/Win10"1500-45004Low browse and graze valueExcellentLowLow
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorusGreen rabbitbrushN1-3'Shrub782,000YellowFall/Win8"2000-90003Good cover for small birds & animalsGoodLowLow
Cleome isomerisBladderpod spiderflowerN1-5'Shrub5,000YellowFall/Win7"0-45004Good winter forageVery GoodLowHigh
Coleogyne ramosissimaBlackbrushN2-6'Shrub20,000YellowFall/Spr6"2500-60003Good cover for small birds & animalsVery GoodLowLow
Cornus canadensisBunchberryN.5'Shrub67,000WhiteFall/Spr32"1500-45003Little forage value/good ground coverVery GoodLowNone
Cornus floridaFlowering dogwoodN25-40'Tree4,500WhiteFall/Spr28"1500-45003Deer browse and good upland bird foodVery GoodLowNone
Cornus sericea ssp. SericeaRedosier dogwoodN5-10'Shrub18,500WhiteFall/Spr24"2500-90003Berries are eaten by bear, grouse & turkeysExcellentLowLow
Crataegus douglasiiBlack hawthornN5-15'Shrub23,000WhiteFall/Win6"2000-45003Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Encelia farinosaBrittlebush / GoldenhillsN2-5'Shrub35,000YellowFall/Spr5"0-30003Little forage vallue/good landscapingExcellentNoneMed
Ephedra nevadensisNevada ephedraN1-3'Shrub19,000YellowFall/Win7"2000-60003Good winter forageVery GoodNoneHigh
Ephedra viridisGreen ephedraN1-3'Shrub25,000YellowFall/Win5"2500-75003Good winter forageVery GoodLowLow
Ericameria LaricifoliaTurpentinebushN1-3'E-Shrub900,000YellowFall/Win8"2000-50004Good cover for small birds & animalsVery GoodNoneLow
Ericameria nauseosaRubber rabbitbrushN1-7'Shrub400,000YellowFall/Win8"2000-90003Good cover for small birds & animalsGoodLowLow
Eriogonum fasciculatumFlat-top or Mojave buckwheatN1-3'Shrub300,000WhiteFall/Win8"0-45004Good food & cover for small animalsVery GoodLowMed
Eriogonum heracleoidesParsnipflower buckwheatN1-2'Shrub35,000YellowFall/Win8"1000-45004Good food & cover for small animalsVery GoodLowMed
Eriogonum umbellatumSulfur flower buckwheatN1'Shrub209,500YellowFall/Win8"1000-45003Good food & cover for small animalsVery GoodLowHigh
Fallugia paradoxaApache plumeN3-6'Shrub420,000PurpleFall/Win5"1500-45005Good winter forageExcellentLowLow
Grayia spinosaSpiny hopsageN1-3'S-Shrub260,000RedFall/Win/Spr8"0-70003Good winter forageVery GoodNoneHigh
Holodiscus discolorOceansprayN5-15'Shrub5,307,000WhiteFall/Spr9"1000-75003Good cover for small birds & animalsVery GoodLowNone
Hymenoclea salsolaCheesebush or BrittlebushN2-4'Shrub120,000WhiteFall/Spr/Spr6"0-40003Provides cover on dry sandy sitesGoodNoneMed
Iliamna rivularisStreambank wild hollyhockN6'Shrub130,000RedFall/Spr16"2500-70003Good cover for all wildlifeVery GoodLowNone
Isocoma tenuisectaBurro-weedN1-3'Shrub900,000YellowFall/Win8"1500-40003Good cover for small birds & animalsVery GoodNoneMed
Juniperus occidentalisWestern juniperN40-60'Tree12,300YellowFall/Win10"1500-70003Good cover for small birds & animalsVery GoodLowMed
Juniperus scopulorumRocky mountain juniperN10-80'Tree30,000YellowSpring12"2500-70003Good cover for all wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Kalmia latifoliaMountain laurelN6'Tree15,000,000WhiteFall/Spr32"1500-45003Found in bogs to very wet groundGoodMedNone
Krascheninnikovia LanataWinterfatN1-3'E-Shrub111,000WhiteFall/Win/Spr6"1500-45004Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeGoodNoneMed
Larrea tridentataCreosote bushN3-9'E-Shrub90,000YellowFall/Win6"0-45003Good cover for all wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Lonicera ciliosaHoneysuckleN10-15'ShrubOrangeFall/Spr20"0-45004Good food and cover for wildlifeVery GoodLowNone
Lotus rigidusDeervetchN1-3'Shrub300,000YellowFall/Win6"2500-45003Good cover for all wildlifeExcellentNoneLow
Lycium andersoniiWolfberry/WaterjacketN2-5"Shrub30,000PurpleFall/Win10"1500-40003Good Food & cover for small animalsExcellentLowMed
Lycium exsertumThornbushN8-10'Shrub500,000PurpleFall/Win10"1500-45003Good winter forageVery GoodLowMed
Mahonia aquifoliumTall oregon grapeN2-8'E-shrub33,000YellowFall/Win20"0-100004shade tolerant valuable food for small animalsExcellentNoneLow
Mohonia repensCreeping Oregon grapeN1-2'E-Shrub66,560YellowFall/Win12"0-100004Good food & cover for small animalsExcellentLowLow
Olneya tesotaDesert ironwoodN35'Tree2,000PurpleFall/Spr6"1500-25004Good browse and seed sourceVery GoodLowLow
Parkinsonia floridumBlue paloverdeN20-30'E-Tree3,500YellowFall/Win6"0-40003Seed eaten by birds & small animalsVery GoodNoneMed
Parkinsonia microphyllaFoothills palo verdeN15-25'E-Tree4,000White/YellowFall/Win8"500-40003Seed eaten by birds & small animalsVery GoodNoneMed
Peraphyllum ramosissimumWild crabappleN8'Shrub25,000PinkFall/Spr10"1500-45003Good food & cover for small animalsVery GoodNoneLow
Philadelphus lewisiiLewis' mock orangeN12'Shrub8,000,000WhiteFall/Spr20"1500-45004Good food and cover for wildlifeVery GoodLowNone
Picea engelmanniiEnglemann spruceN120'E-Tree135,000YellowFall/Spr25"1500-90003Pure/mixed stands in moist, well drained sitesVery GoodLowNone
Picea pungensBlue spruceN100'E-Tree106,000YellowFall/Spr20"1500-70003Highly adaptable and used as x-mas treesExcellentLowNone
Pinus contorta var. latifoliaLodgepole pineN120+'E-Tree100,000IndeterminateFall/Spr16"0-11000+3Highly adapable, tolerant of poor soilsExcellentMedLow
Pinus edulisPinyon pineN25-50'E-Tree1,900YellowFall/Spr9"1500-70003Abundant on dry open mountain slopesExcellentLowNone
Pinus ponderosaPonderosa pineN120+'E-Tree15,000indeterminateFall/Spr12"0-9000+3Highly adaptable, tolerant of poor soilsExcellentMedLow
Populus angustifoliaNarrowleaf cottonwoodN60'Tree100,000WhiteFall/Spr20"1500-70004Big game browseExcellentLowLow
Populus balsamifera L. ssp.trichocarpaBlack cottonwoodN100'Tree100,000YellowFall/Spr20"1500-45004Big game browseExcellentLowNone
Populus fremontiiFremont cottonwoodN100'Tree100,000YellowFall/Spr20"1500-70004Big game browseExcellentNoneNone
Populus tremuloidesQuaking aspenN80'Tree360,000BlueFall/Win20"1500-90004Big game browseExcellentLowNone
Prosopis juliflora velutinaVelvet mesquiteN30'Tree15,000WhiteFall/Spr6"1500-30003Good food and cover for wildlifeVery GoodNoneMed
Prunus andersoniiDesert peachN3-6'ShrubWhiteFall/Spr8"1500-45003Sunny, dry, east slope of Sierra NevadaVery GoodLowLow
Prunus fasciculataDesert almondN3-10'Shrub5,000GreenFall/Spr8"1500-45003Good grazing for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Prunus virginianaChokecherryN4-12'Shrub4,790PurpleFall/Win15"2500-90003Fruits provide good food for wildlifeVery GoodMedMed
Pseudotsuga menziesiiDouglas firN150+'E-Tree40,000IndeterminateFall/Win14"2500-9000+3Provides good habitat for wildlifeExcellentMedNone
Psilostrophe cooperiPaperflowerN1-3'Shrub500,000YellowFall/Win6"1500-45003Provide cover for wildlifeExcellentNoneMed
Purshia glandulosaDesert bitterbrushN3-10'E-Shrub22,000YellowFall/Spr6"1500-75004Good winter forageVery GoodNoneLow
Purshia mexicanaMexican cliffroseN3-20'E-Shrub63,000YellowFall/Win10"4000-75003Excellent browse & cover for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Purshia tridentataAntelope bitterbrushN3-15'E-Shrub18,000YellowFall/Spr8"0-9000+4Good winter forageVery GoodLowLow
Quercus gambeliiGambel oakN15-30'Tree400IndeterminateFall/Win14"1500-75004Good food and cover for wildlifeVery GoodLowLow
Rhus glabraSmooth sumacN3-7'Shrub50,000RedFall/Spr10"1500-75003Fruits provide good food for wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Rhus trilobataOakbrush sumacN3-7'Shrub22,000Yellow/RedFall/Spr8"1500-45003Provides coverVery GoodNoneLow
Ribes aureumGolden currentN3-8'Shrub375,000Yellow/RedFall/Spr14"2500-35003Fruits provide good food for wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Ribes cereumWax currentN3-5"Shrub350,000White/RedFall/Spr12"2500-90003Fruits provide good food for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Ribes montigenumMountain gooseberryN1-2'Shrub200,000White/RedFall/Spr12"4500-9000+3Berries are eaten by bear, grouse & turkeysVery GoodLowLow
Robinia neomexicanaNew mexican locustN5-18'Shrub21,000RedFall12"2500-90003Berries are eaten by bear, grouse & turkeysVery GoodNoneNone
Rosa nutkanaNootka roseN2-7'Shrub50,000Purple/RedFall/Spr16"1500-45004Fruits provide good food for wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Rosa woodsiiWoods roseN2-6'Shrub48,000PinkFall/Spr10"1500-70004Fruits provide good food for wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Salix hookerianaDune willowN26'Shrub75,000BlackFall/Spr16+"1500-45004Good browse and cover for wildlifeVery GoodNoneLow
Salix lucidaPacific/Shiny willowN5-13'Shrub75,000YellowFall/Spr30"500-45003Good browse and cover for wildlifeGoodLowNone
Salix sitchensisSitka willowN3-15'Shrub75,000BlackFall/Spr18"1500-70003Good browse and cover for wildlifeGoodLowLow
Sambucus nigra ssp. CeruleaBlue elderberryN5-20'Tree220,000WhiteFall/Spr12"2000-45004Fruits provide good food for wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Sambucus racemosaRed elderberryN2-7'Shrub290,000WhiteFall/Spr18"2000-70004Fruits provide good food for wildlifeExcellentLowLow
Sarcobatus vermiculatusGreasewoodN2-8'Shrub224,000GreenFall/Win6"2000-85004Good browse and cover for small animalsVery GoodLowHigh
Shepherdia argenteaSilver buffaloberryN6-12'Shrub48,000YellowFall/Spr10"3500-75003Good browse and cover for wildlifeVery GoodLowMed
Shepherdia canadensisRussett buffaloberryN6-12'Shrub54,000YellowFall/Spr10"2000-45003Fruits provide good food for wildlifeVery GoodLowMed
Shepherdia rotundifoliaRoundleaf buffaloberryN2-5'Shrub7,000GreenFall/Spr10"2000-45003Berries are eaten by bear, grouse & turkeysVery GoodNoneLow
Thymophylla acerosaPricklyleaf dogweedN1-2'Shrub1,000,000YellowFall/Spr8"0-45003Little forage value/good landscapingExcellentNoneLow
X-Scape = Xeriscaping for landscaping with natives
Erosion Control
5= Excellent growth rate, vigor and root structure4= Very good growth rate, vigor and root structure3= Good growth rate, vigor and root structure2= Poor results, not recommended for erosion control1= No value for erosion control