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Nursery  Hours
Monday-Saturday   9am - 5:00pm

 Sunday 10am - 5:00pm 

 Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
2010 Environmental Landscape Awards

Award of Distinction to
Jamie McAuliffe Landscaping 

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McAuliffe's Valley Nursery is a full service nursery located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. Our farm-to-retail nursery grows stock on over 40 acres of rich, fertile soil specializing in balled and burlapped trees. The hub of our retail nursery is a historic dairy barn that is surrounded by an assortment of stunning plants, both familiar and rare varieties, for your various needs and styles. Around the nursery you can also find displays of hand crafted pottery and garden art, carefully selected for its unique flare. Our authentic barn houses miscellaneous garden products, organic fertilizers, our office, and friendly customer service checkout counter. The walls are lined with both garden d├ęcor and a library of helpful information for your use while shopping. Our knowledgeable staff is also available and happy to help you select the right trees, shrubs, and plants for your landscape needs.

We thank you for supporting our local family owned business and look forward to seeing at our nursery soon!

 Landscape Design Assistance 
Offering both retail and wholesale plant material, McAuliffe's also has a landscape division providing design assistance, consulting services, and installation. For more information about our services, please view our Landscape Design Questionnaire below. Also feel free to e-mail us your questions and photos to

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We are a

  Dog-Friendly   Nursery!



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Gowdy Spruce

Picea orientalis 'Gowdy'

Type: Evergreen, slow-growing tree

Height: 10' Tall by 5' Wide

Light: Full sun

Seasonal Interest: Glossy dark green needles, ornamental cones

This slow growing conifer has a narrow upright form with glossy dark green needles and deep plum colored cones. This is a graceful conifer is a jewel in the winter landscape. 

Corkbark Fir  Abies lasciocarpa var. arizonica

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'  Variegated Korean Fir

White Bark Birch Betula jacquemontii

Persian Iron Wood  Parrotia persica

Korean Fir   Abies koreana

Serbian Spruce  Picea omorika

Purple Leaf Plum  Prunus 'Thundercloud'

Van den Akker Weeping Alaskan Cedar Chamecyparis nootkatensis 'Van den Akker'

Weeping Alaskan Cedar  Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'

Blue Weeping Alaskan Cedar  Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca Pendula' 





Helleborus ~ Lenten Rose

 Here are a few of the varieties we will have available in January: 

Locally Handcrafted Creations Available  at the Nursery

One of the most reliable shrubs in the Pacific Northwest is the twig dogwood.  This large family of plants range in size from dwarf of about a foot and a half tall to varieties reaching eight to ten feet.  After the foliage drops (both green leave and variegated varieties are available) you are left with brilliant stems of red, gold, orange and even coral.  These sturdy stems make a great compliment plant to all sorts of conifers and broadleaf evergreens or they work perfectly as a stand alone shrub.  In addition to their undeniable value in the winter garden, they are also great to mix with fresh greens in a vases, add to a paperwhite arrangement or as accents in your holiday wreath.  Be sure to ask our knowledgeable staff what varieties we have available this year. 

Colorful Twig Dogwood

Trees with Winter Interest

Consider adding a tree to your landscape that offers year round interest.  At this time of the year, our gardens can be enhanced by trees with unique character, be it colorful textured bark or a noteworthy branching habit.
Here are a few of our favorites, that you may wish to consider in your landscape:

McAuliffe's Valley Nursery is Going Social!

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2015 Northwest Flower
and Garden Show 

A Special Thank You...
 to our family, friends, and neighbors for their support and thoughtful contributions.  You helped us have an award winning display garden and a wonderful experience.

 It's that time again...
time to plant your bare root fruit!

Bare Root Fruit Trees Are Coming Soon!

 Hamamelis mollis ~ witch hazel 

This hardy evergreen perennial offers beautiful delicate blooms in the midst of winter.  The graceful blooms persist for months adding interest to your perennial border, woodland garden or container arrangement. There are so many varieties available, you are sure to find one that is just right for you and your garden.

 Helleborus niger 'HGC Jonas'

 Helleborus sternii

Helleborus ballardiae     'HGC Mahogany Snow'

Helleborus 'Snow Fever'

Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk'

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' ~ Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Betula jacquemontii ~ Jacquemontii Birch

Stewartia pseudocamellia ~ Japanese Stewartia

 Acer griseum ~ Paperbark Maple

 Parrotia persica ~ Persian Ironwood

Acer 'Sango Kaku' ~
Coral Bark Maple

The witch hazel shrub is a handsome jewel in the landscape.  This shrub is known for it's medicinal value, however it is also an outstanding structural plant that offers year round interest.  A winter bloomer, it illuminates the dark landscape with it's tassel blooms.  It's open vase-like habit is inviting with it's outstretched limbs.  In fall, it has a show stopping colorful display. 
There are many varieties available, here are few: 'Arnold's Promise' with a somewhat smaller habit and golden tassels, Jelena's' blooms are a fiery coppery orange and 'Diane' is a stunning variety cloaked in sunshine sprays of tassel blooms.
Stop by the nursery this month to see the
eye catching display in person.

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It's Time for Winter Pruning

The end of January through February is an ideal time to prune your trees and shrubs, particularly the deciduous ones.  The bare limbs reveal the plant structure, allowing us to more easily see what needs attention. 

The first rule of thumb is to prune out dead and diseased wood.  Then you can take a step back and assess what your plant looks like. 

Crossing branches that may be rubbing can be an entrance point for disease or pests.  This is a good time to chose which of the crossing branches should be removed to allow the plant to grow in a healthy manner, maturing to it's best form. 

Plants that Attract Mason Bees

And the Gift for Every Gardener...
A gift certificate, available in the nursery
 or on this website...

Beautifully Handcrafted Burlap Clutches and Bags by Sharon Swoboda

Locally Handcrafted Botanical Pottery and Jewelry by Mpressions by Nature

 These beautifully crafted goods make great gifts for gardeners...

Locally Handcrafted Turned Wood Bowls, Vases and Garden Dibbers & Row Markers by LeJardin design

The Gentle Mason Bee

This native spring pollinator is easy to care for, is not aggressive and rarely stings.  They are better pollinators than honey bees. In addition, they are less susceptible to the diseases affecting honey bees, and they do not create hives, swarm or make honey. 
Hibernating through winter in small liner tubes in nesting boxes, they emerge in spring when the day time temperatures reach 50 degrees and they get right to work pollinating your fruit tree blossoms. 
Mason bees can fly 300 to 600 feet to find flowers, so the nests can be placed some distance away from the food source, although they will thrive when close to their food.
These charming friends of the gardener are a wonderful addition to any home orchard!

* Ribes sanguineum - Red flowering currant 
* Pieris japonica - Lily of the Valley shrub
* Vaccinium ovatum - Evergreen huckleberry
* Vaccinium corymbosum - Deciduous blueberry
* Erica- Winter blooming heather/heath
* Cercis Canadensis - Red bud tree
* Sambucus racemosa- Elderberry shrub

 Arriving at the end of February in time to pollinate your blooming fruit trees!

Bare Root Edibles are Arriving Weekly.
Many are available now!
Stop by to see what is fresh for the planting.


 Now is the time to start your seeds!  Stop by for all of your seeds starting supplies and see our expanded selection of Botanical Interest seeds.

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