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      • Zero in stock. EB Stone has been struggling to keep soil in stock- we have not been able to get several products for weeks. You can call and talk to Dan- But I don’t think he can get that at this time.

    • We have one 15 gallon Fuyu. $165. Spring is a better time to buy persimmon. Not much is available now. If you want to order one, please give us a call. (510) 522-8616.

    • We have golden bamboo. 20 gallon $325. There might be black bamboo also. If you are looking for a certain type, please call and we can research the cost and availabilty. 510-522-8616

  1. Hi, do you have any narrow barrels? I would prefer a barrel that is about 15-20″ in diameter, maybe a 20/30 gallon size (about 27-30″ in height) for a dwarf Meyers tree.


    • No. You can call the nursery and leave your name and number, and we can try to order it. 510-522-8616. We go shopping on Fridays.

    • Meyer Lemon, Washington Navel Orange, Mexican Lime, Bearrs Lime, Hass Avocado, Blueberry, Mission Fig, Pineapples Guava, Honey Babe Peach, Fuyu Persimmon, Fuji Apple, Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Goji Berry, Cherry, etc. We do not have any tangerines in stock, but place orders weekly if you specify the variety. 510-522-8616

      • Can you recommend which (if any) fruit trees will grow successfully in shade? (2-3 hours direct sun daily max)

      • Sorry, any tree that produces fruit needs a lot of sun. Either all day or all afternoon. 2-3 hours of sun is not enough. You will have little or no fruit.

    • Sorry, No. It looks like it would be difficult to find and not grow well in California according to the USDA map (Zone 5 maybe 4, midwest). Try online.

    • No. Flowering cherry season is over, and we do not stock birch or willow trees (both get large). We do go shopping every Friday if there is something specific you want to order. We need the botanical name and size of the container. Currently we have laceleaf Japanese maples that cascade and weeping redbud. 510-522-8616.

  2. I’ve heard basil is a great companion to tomato plants. We have a tomato plant that is doing well in a container and would like to plant basil. Is it too late to start a seedling? Or should we buy a basil plant and transfer it in? If so, do you have a basil plant I can buy? Thank you! =)

    • Right now, we only have 2. One braided (6 1/2 feet $250), and one regular (6 ft $199). We are going to try to get more next week.

  3. I’m looking for a weeping miniature tree – perhaps, cherry, crabapple, other? Do you have any in stock or recommendations? Tree will be planted in full sun, up by Lake Chabot.


    • We do not stock Nectarines. We can special order them. 15 gallon would be around $125. Call if you want us to try and order one. (510)522-8616

  4. Hi! I’m looking to find some tall mature bamboo to plant in a slender planter box about 3′-4′ wide for privacy between neighbors in a shared patio space. Would something like this be available and what would the approx cost be? Thank You! – Jennifer

    • Hi- bamboo are fairly high maintenance, messy and thirsty. We currently only have black bamboo which is a running type. We have other options for screening plants such as silver sheen pittosporum or podocarpus gracillius. If there is a specific bamboo you are interested in, please call to request a special order. (510) 522-8616.

      • Hi Laurel, thanks much for the quick reply! The area is under some stairs in a patio that doesn’t get direct sunlight, so I’ll need a reed type plant that will survive without much direct sun. Would Horestail Grass be better? Is it less maintenance/thirsty?

  5. Hi Laurel, I wanted a reed type plant because the area I have to work with is very small, and the recommendations you gave above (though lovely) are quite bushy and will take up too much space in this particular tiny patio area. I like how slender bamboo or horsetail grass would be, taking up less of a footprint. Is horsetail grass in stock? Thanks again for your help!

  6. I’ve read horsetail grass grows up to 3′-0″ to 4′-0″ and many photos I’ve come across look like it will be tall enough for what I’ll require. I’ll try to come by sometime soon and see what you have available in person. It is not a tall/big space. It is under some public stairs in my building, but thank you for your input Laurel.

  7. Hello, I am looking for a few outdoor plants and wondering if you guys do carry it. They are redtwig dogwood, yoshino cherry flowering tree or kwanzan cherry tree, and mexican bush sage

    • We carry the Mexican sage and redtwig dogwood. We can order either cherry. Special orders are every Friday. Call or stop by to place your order. 510-522-8616

    • No. It would be more likely available in the spring. We can order Asepias fascicularis, but they are dormant. Please call if you wish to order. (510) 522-8616

    • Not at the moment. We have flowering plum, and fruiting peach and nectarine. Please call with the variety you are interested for a special order. (510) 522- 8616

    • We only have summer cascade wisteria. We do special orders every Friday if you would like to order a different variety.

  8. Do you carry Chinese flame trees (Koelreuteria bipinnata)? I’m looking for 2-15 gallon size trees? If so, could you provide a price estimate? Thank you!

    • Yes. Black Mission 10 gallon $95 and 1 gallon $14.50. Little Miss Figgy 3 gallon $55. Panache Tiger 5 gallon $65.

  9. I’ve been looking for green grape vines and it was suggested to try your nursery. I’m looking for the green grape vine do you carry them or any at all?

    • We have Thompson seedless at $19.50 for a 2 gallon. If you need something else, we do special orders every Friday. (510)522-8616

    • Sunburst, atropurpureum, fiesta, zwartkop, cabernet fluffy. If you need to order a specific one, call Kelly. (510) 522-8616

    • No, that would be a special order item. We shop every Friday for special orders. Please call or come in if you wish to order with the specific variety. They are known to have many issues ( mildew, root rot, other fungus problems, canker disease) and can reach 80 feet tall.

  10. Happy Friday!
    Do you guys have the black or red dwarf ever bearing mulberry trees available, I prefer it is about 5-7 feet tall, thanks!

    • No mulberries in stock. Please provide a variety name if you wish to special order. We do special orders every Friday. Call or stop by to order (510) 522-8616.

  11. Looking at Alameda suggested tree list: Trident Maple and Western Redbud seem like good fit for our space, do you have these on hand?

    • We only have Lantana Dallas red, trailing purple, and trailing white in stock. Sold out of many seeds, but we still have some left.

  12. Hi , we are looking for a few vegetable starts, specifically eggplant & a few others as we have only limited space – do you guys have those this year? Thanks!

  13. I would like to know what types of blood orange fruit trees and sizes you have available. I live in S.Ca but it is a gift for my sister who lives in Alameda. Thank you. David

      • Thanks Laurel.
        Can you please tell me how long it would take to get an order?
        Also, I see lots of different suggestions on how far apart to plant them for a hedge. What’s you professional recommendation for the Green Beauties or whatever you would be ordering for me? Thanks
        Best. Chuck

  14. Hi I am looking for a fern that will do well in shade, i need for the front oo the house to cover the border & walkway do you have any recommendations and how much would it be.

  15. Hello, can you tell me if you currently have any lemon trees? Is there a price difference for Meyer lemons vs regular? Thank you!

  16. I’m having some trouble trying to guess how many chill hours we have here in Oakland. Are there any apple trees that would do well here? (Approximately High and 580)

    • We still have some apples in stock. We are in zone 17 of the sunset western garden book and zone 10 in the USDA (I believe) if you want to do further research on apples. We are open 10-4 daily if you want to come by.

  17. Do you have seeds for mint, basil, garlic, and arugula? I also want to grow sungolds tomatoes. Can you recommend a pot to grow them in? I’d like to come by today. Thank you.

  18. I am looking for herbs:tarragon, basil
    thyme, oregano, sage. Also sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini plants. Can I order for curbside pickup? I am 68 and need to avoid crowds.

    • Hi Dyana- please send your request to orders@encinalnursery.com. We are currently sold out of thyme, oregano, sage, zucchini, sweet 100 tomatoes, tarragon, and basil. We are expecting new shipments at the end of the week, but no guarantees that those items will show up.

  19. Thank you for working and providing information to us al!
    Do you still have lantana in stock? I read all comments-
    also would like to buy Mexican gold lobelia, mandevilla , ageratum, sun patiens orcalibrachoa?

    • Yes, we have lantana. I am not familiar with Mexican gold- is there another name? We have lobelia, sunpatiens and calibrocoa.

  20. Hello, I apologize in advance my ask list/price request is pretty long.

    Lantana: white and purple

    Blue Star Juniper
    Emerald N Gold
    King Golden Cypress
    Iris Pallida

    Royal Candles
    Blue Hill
    May Night
    Victoria Blue

    Blue Fescue grass
    Angelina Stonecrop

    Maple Japanese (small)

  21. What would make good privacy screens, 8-10
    Ft tall? Bamboo comes to mind. I’m looking for fast growing in galvanized tubs.

  22. Hi, I am looking for a “Little Gem” magnolia tree. Would you happen to have any in stock or know where I can buy one? Thank you!

  23. I would like to purchase several succulents for curb pick up but don’t know proper names for most of them. Would you be able to send me photos of various succulents that you carry so I could select/order/pickup at your shop?

      • just following up: stopped by last Friday in person and left my name and number with my request. the very helpful person with whom i spoke looked in a thick book and found it. She mentioned that “Well, it grows here, so that’s good.” and then said that the buyer (whose name I forget) would take a look and give me a call… no word yet.
        Could someone give me a call and let me know?

  24. Lime Trees do you have either of these in stock, if yes, the cost and are these recommended for 94502?
    Bearss- A tried and true lime that is great for cooking, drinks and cocktails
    Mexican- If you like key lime pie, this is your tree

    • It may be too late to order. Our 2021 order has already been processed. We can order from a separate company, but the cost goes up and they usually have mildew and other issues this time of year. Kelly shops every Friday if you want to special order- but if it is poor quality (which I am assuming), she will not purchase. 510-522-8616

  25. oh ok for next year just so i know when do you guys usually process orders for the following year?
    when you order do you order any extra? or just what folks have placed orders for/

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