California White Sage

Salvia apiana

California native semi-evergreen shrub with silvery white, woolly leaves that pack a powerfully aromatic punch. This sage has become well known as a sacred herb, as it has historical ceremonial and medicinal uses. During summer, tall spikes ascend carrying pale, two-lipped flowers attracting native and local pollinators, hummingbirds, and a number of beneficial insects. Plant as a hedge, container specimen, or en masse to build a stunning groundcover that also provides erosion control.


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California White Sage

Salvia apiana
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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.