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Nursery  Hours

 Monday-Saturday   9am - 5:00pm
  Sundays 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

Click on the design below to view our Landscape Design Questionnaire or pick up a copy at our nursery.


We are a

  Dog-Friendly   Nursery!



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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Type: Deciduous, slow-growing tree

Height: 15'-20' Tall by 15' Wide

Light: Full sun to part shade, resistant to burning in full sun

Seasonal Interest: Vibrant fall color

Our Favorite Sedums

The Beautiful Butterfly Bush












Hydrangeas: Everyone's Favorite Summer Bloom

Offering long lasting summer blooms ranging from white, pink, blue and deep purple that age gracefully in the fall and often hang on through winter.  These care free shrubs require little fertilizing, minimal pruning and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.  Look for the delicate lace-cap whose bloom is flat and graceful looking, paniculatas with their elongated cone shape or the most common mophead with a big fluffy snowball shaped bloom.

Many hydrangeas are Ph sensitive and the bloom colors can be altered by adding lime for a pinker bloom or aluminium sulfate for a blue to purple bloom.  This must be done in late winter or early spring before the blooms have set.  Additionally, there are many new hydrangea varieties that bloom on new and old wood, which extends the bloom time and allows you to cut and come again.  These repeat bloomers can be cut nearly to the ground each year and they will still bloom. The size of these shrubs is easily controlled through pruning without losing their glorious blooms.

We have a great selection of hydrangeas now and we look forward to helping you find the perfect one for your garden.

This tall Japanese maple offers attractive dark red bark and deep burgundy foliage.  It grows in an upright habit which makes it well suited to a small accent tree for patios and entryways. 

Abundant Berries

Butterfly Gardens

This is really much more than a gardening trend. Many national parks, zoos, and botanical gardens feature butterfly gardens.  Butterflies are a wonder to watch and captivate both young and old alike.  When planning a butterfly garden it is important to not only think about the plants that will supply the nectar but for all the stages of a butterflies life...egg, larvae (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.  When planning your garden it is important to find a sunny sheltered area, preferably close to a window or pathway for viewing.  Butterflies are attracted to bright colors and often like to perch on the flower as they feed.  Remember, by adding a few butterfly  favorites don't be surprised to find more hummingbirds and pollinating bees frequenting your garden as well!

Some Plants to Attract Butterflies:

~ Buddleia

~ Verbena

~ Asclepias tuberosa

~ Echinaea purpurea 

~ Gaillardia

Gardener & Bloome Compost

Cane fruit such as raspberries, grapes, blackberries as well as blueberries, strawberries and the uncommon Goji berry.  Stop by to see our fabulous selection.

You can view what we have for your growing and eating pleasure by clicking HERE.

The Beautiful Beech!

Whether cascading over a rock wall, creeping over the edges of a garden path or spilling out of a container, sedums are a welcome treat in any garden.  Besides being drought tolerant they are usually quick to reproduce making them a great gardening value.  Here are some you may wish to try in your garden:

Sedum acre 'Aureum'

Sedum album 'Baby Tears'

Sedum divergens (native)

Sedum ruprestre

Sedum spathulifolium

Sempervivum tectorum (hens and chicks)

AW Pottery

Fagus sylvatica, European Beech or Common Beech first arrived with the European colonists in the mid 1700's.  This slow growing tree can reach up to 50' tall and wide and is often selected as an ornamental shade tree.  Flowering around the end of April, the female blooms produce a triangular, edible nut that is encased in spiny bracts. The wavy elliptical leaves take on a golden-bronze fall color giving way to a dark gray, smooth bark that appears to have wrinkles.  This tree is great for large areas and should be considered a great choice offering four-seasons of interest.  There are several cultivars ranging in height, width and even weeping.  You are sure to find one that will work in your own home garden.


Thunderhead Pine   Pinus 'Thunderhead'

Purple Smoke Tree  Cotinus purpurea

Eastern Hemlock   Tsuga Canadensis

Bloodgood Japanese Maple   Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Fragrant Clump Forming Snowbell   Styrax japonicus

Kosteri Hinoki Cypress   Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri'

Lion's Head Japanese Maple   Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Oriental Dogwood   Cornus kousa

Paperbark Maple   Acer griseum

Pimoko Serbian Spruce   Picea omorika 'Pimoko'

Satomi Dogwood   Cornus kousa 'Satomi'









  Now is a perfect time to apply this organic compost to help build your existing soil.  Fortified with chicken manure, bat guano, and kelp this compost helps to breaks down clay soils, improve drainage, and promote a healthy root structures, while adding valuable micro-nutrients to your soil.









Over 10 years ago we chose AW Pottery as our primary source for containers and are proud of the relationship we have formed with them.  Eng Kwang Aw founded AW Pottery in America almost 25 years ago as a potter and a sculptor.  Today AW Pottery is an importer and distributor of fine handcrafted pottery.  As our nursery grows our selection of pottery continues to expand as well.  Once primarily dedicated to one small room in the barn, you can now see pottery displayed throughout the nursery that will inspire you and allow us to showcase our larger selection.

This vigorous shrub is a magnificent addition to a mixed border or perennial garden. A showy garden jewel producing an abundance of colorful long blooms throughout the summer months.  In addition to adorning the garden it is also a great source of food for butterflies, providing two shows; the beautiful blooms and the wildlife it attracts!

If you have taken home a large tree from McAuliffe's most likely the root ball was wrapped in an reclaimed coffee sack.  We even use coffee sacks to line the trunk of your car when you are taking home larger containers.  We are now offering another version of our coffee sacks as small clutches and bags. Uniquely crafted these treasures make wonderful gifts.

Recycled Coffee Sacks



It's Berry Harvest Time!

 It's harvest time for marionberries, boysenberries, raspberries and blackberries! 

 What a great time to make a delicious cobbler, fruit smoothie or top your favorite ice cream with the taste of summer! 

These berries are not the aggressive vines that we see invading our wild spaces rather they are select varieties suitable for the home garden. 


 Plant Corrals and Hose Guides

It's that time of year in our gardens when our plants are gloriously heavy with blooms.  Preserve the beauty of your garden by supporting those blossoms with sturdy plant supports. 

We are now featuring heavy duty plant corrals in two sizes:  Large 40" tall and Medium 18" tall.
During these dog days of summer you may find that while you are pulling your hose around your garden, that a guide would preserve those border plants.  We are also featuring Hose Guides in the "Zip Style", which is an effective and out of the way solution to keep the hose in its place.

These locally hand crafted garden essentials are created by Terrapin Enterprises and are a must have for any garden!

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