Welcome to the Lakes Nursery!
Lakes Nursery has the largest section of Japanese maples in Northern California! We stock hundreds of Japanese maple varieties and thousands of trees, as well as other unique plants. We have as many as 300+ different cultivars of Japanese maples at any one time! We've been in business for over thirty years and with our decades of experience, we can help you with selection, placement, planting, care, pruning, watering, problems, and all other things related to maples. We have demonstration gardens and plantings on our grounds including a Japanese garden with large koi pond, and are developing additional gardens.
We're open to the public EVERY DAY from 9-5 (Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Winter Hours 10-4 starting the week of Thanksgiving), no appointment necessary. We can be contacted via phone at (530) 885-1027. We're located west of Auburn, at 8435 Crater Hill Road, Newcastle, CA.
We always have a large selection of unusual and uncommon varieties of plants, unique conifers, specimen plants, and plants that are just plain fun!
We also stock over 50 varieties of bamboo, including both spreading and non-spreading varieties. We have mature groves on our acreage that we harvest and propagate, and visitors are welcome to stroll through these groves. We can help you choose a bamboo for your garden and can offer advice on containment, placement, planting, watering, and care.
On Sale Now: Click on the "On Sale Now" button for current sales.
PARKING LOT SALE!!! Select #15 Japanese maples are heavily discounted! 40% off! Regular $149.95 Now only $89.97. Sale Trees are tagged with special tags. Wide selection. Large trees. Current sale lasts through December or until Sale Trees are gone. Just a few of the many varieties are Orido Nishiki (bright red fall color!!!), Calico, Tana, Tsuma Beni, Tamukeyama, Ukigumo, Sazanami (another tree with great red fall color), Beni Kawa (coral bark!!!), Hogyoku (pumpkin orange in fall!), and more.
Winter News: Great trees for the winter months include the coral bark Japanese maples with their brilliant red bark. These include the classic 'Sango Kaku' as well as lesser known varieties such as 'Beni Kawa', 'Japanese Sunrise' and others. A great match up with the coral bark maples is 'Aoyagi' or 'Ukon' Japanese maple. Its bright green winter bark accents the coral bark well.
Conifers really anchor a garden with their year round foliage. Conifers can be basic green but also are available in varieties with blue needles, cheery yellow foliage, bright yellow-green foliage, and needles with variegation patterns. In addition, many conifers are available in bonsai shapes. Conifers provide a wide range of visual interest throughout the year but especially during the bleak winter months.
For the Holidays: We stock many conifers that make wonderful living Christmas trees. Since we are a nursery, we can help you choose a tree that will not only make a great holiday tree, but will also grow well and look good in your garden the rest of the year. Plus we have unique specimens that nobody else has: firs with white frosted tips, spruces with golden needles, blue cedars, unique pines. We suggest shopping early for best selection but then keeping the tree outdoors until closer to the holiday. We also have great gifts for the gardener like Encore Azaleas and small garden art like garden ants, as well as gift certificates. Sorry, but we don't stock cut Christmas trees.
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