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, 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.
Summer 2013: It's been a busy year with lots of happy customers and lots of new plants. The shade houses are filled with hundreds of new Japanese maples and many dwarf and unusual specimens, as well as classics and old favorites. The nursery has unusual plants like Monkey Puzzle trees and Sciodopitys tucked into corners, Whitewater Acanthus and 'Silver Flame' Pieris brightening up shady corners, and much much more. We haven't had this many plants or this many maples in years! Garden clubs have been regular visitors this year and we've had customers from near and far. The water lilies on the pond are bigger than ever, loaded with blooms, and just waiting for photographers and plein aire painters. Our numerous gardens are glorious this summer. Great year!
Japanese Maple Sale!: We need more room for all the cool plants we brought in this spring so we're having a sale on #2 and #7 size Japanese maples. #2 Japanese maples are only $29.95 and #7 Japanese maples are $75.00. Fantastic prices; normally these trees are $39.95 and $99.95! See our Sale Section for details. We also have some great bargains on select #1 'Crimson Queen' and 'Tamukeyama' Japanese maples for $15. These are special purchase trees and located in a special section in the front of the nursery. See our Sale Section for more details or ask our staff.
Encore Azaleas! This azalea continues to amaze us with its nearly non-stop blooms. It started blooming in spring, took the briefest of breaks but has bloomed non stop throughout summer, fall, and into winter. Many of these still have blossoms in the deepest of winter!
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