About Us

About Coastal Nursery…

Coastal Nursery LLC, Monterey Bay Heather is located in Watsonville, California on the Monterey Bay.

The nursery was established in 1946 in Aptos, California. Here, we began our own breeding program for the Heather. The Rodrigues Family purchased the nursery in 1984 and expanded it to Watsonville, California. Monterey Bay Heather is the largest Heather grower in the United States for both cut and potted heather. We currently farm 6 ranches on 185 acres.

We specialize in growing Rosemary, European Cypress, Lemon Cypress and various varieties of Heathers in multiple colors..

We offer our Holiday Rosemary Cones w cookbook during October – December. This holiday cookbook features delicious recipes for produce, and meat. Our care tag informs and educates the consumer about Rosemary Folklore, its medicinal uses and aromatic uses.

Year round Rosemary is offered from March through August in two different ways. Rosemary with lotion or BBQ with Rosemary. OurRosemary lotion uses essential oils made from the trimmings of our own plants. In our Rosemary with lotion debut last year we received rave reviews from consumers requesting more. This year we have added Lemon Cypress to our Rosemary creating our Spring Scents with lotion program. BBQ with Rosemary utilizes summer recipes to again enhance other meats and produce sales.

European Cypress trees are grown in 3”, 4” and 6” sizes. Our popularSanta’s Favorite is a hit during the Holiday Season. This 6” Cypress is offered with boxed lights and ornaments in a very handy carry along bag making it the perfect gift for any age. Our 4” Cypress is offered in burlap colored wraps making it part of a wonderful holiday home or office décor. The Euro Cypress trees we offer can be dropped in to any container that we source for our customer’s specific needs.

Heather got us on the map!!! Our vibrant Heather’s are offered during August – May, a time of year when consumers wish to bring color into their homes (instead of their garden). Coastal Nursery presents our 7” Italian Ventricosa Heather during Mother’s Day shipping. The blooms on this rare variety are unlike any other plant. It’s tubular blossoms cover the whole plant with color. We target specific Holidays with our blooming Heathers: Valentine’s Day – Holiday Heather, St. Patrick’s Day/Easter – Lucky “Spring” Heather, and Burst of Color heather in a mix case of Lavender, scarlet and brilliant pink in late February.

Logistics is our forte. We are unique in having the capability of direct store delivery avoiding product having to be distributed through the Distribution Centers. Our Federal Express program allows us to harvest and deliver our product within 3 days. Guaranteed. A minimum of 4 o 5 cases per location is all this program requires. Coastal Nursery works closely with Federal Express and other packaging companies to insure the freshness and quality of the product once it arrives in your stores. For product being shipped into the distribution centers, our plants travel well with produce.

We don’t drop the ball after our plants are shipped! Each case comes with specific instructions for unpacking the plants and caring for the plants in the stores. Our care tags offer detailed information for consumer success. Our plant specialists are here to answer any questions that may arise at the store level.

All of our staff at Coastal Nursery dba Monterey Bay Heather are here to serve you from start to finish.

Our quality, price and friendly staff IS the difference.  Contact us at: sales@coastalnursery.com