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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.

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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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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

Locally Grown, Farm Fresh Christmas Trees Arrive in November

The season of pumpkin everything has just arrived, especially here in the Snohomish Valley.  We are the epicenter for everything fall, from the Snohomish Hurl and Medieval Faire (September 13th) to the Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches. To help you get ready for fall in your garden we are offering a great selection of Fall annuals.  We have expanded our selection of Fall Mums, Cabbage and Kale as well as a great selection of locally grown Pansies and Violas this year.  So whether you are sprucing up containers or redoing entire beds, we are sure to have what you are looking for this fall. Be sure to stop in soon to see our great selection of Fall Color!

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. 

The Beautiful Beech!

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'









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.

Fall Containers

Tall deciduous grasses whose plumes stand above the container truly add a great fall feeling.  Ground covers with berries are perfect at this time of year and can take you all the way through the holiday season.  Cotoneaster dammeri (bearberry) and Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen) are very reliable choices for winter berries.  Sprinklings of pansies and voilas with their bright faces that hold up well in the cold winter months are always a sure way to brighten any fall planting.  Adding colorful squash and gourds or even some colorful red or yellow twig dogwood.  Be sure to ask our expert staff for design help or inspiration.   

 It is such a great way to welcome guests to your home with a beautifully planted seasonal container.  There are so many wonderful evergreen perennials and small shrubs available in the fall that work perfectly for seasonal containers. Heucheras are abundant this time of year and are available in a vast range of colors from deep purple to rich orange.  They are a perfect filler for fall containers.

 Evergreen grasses like Carex testacea (orange sedge) and Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' (black mondo grass) are perfect textures for fall containers.

Autumn color is arriving weekly!

A few of our favorite trees with red fall color!


 * Acer grinnala

* Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

* Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

* Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Tamukeyma'

* Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'

* Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'

* Amelanchier Canadensis

* Cercis Canadensis

* Cornus kousa

* Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus'

* Euonymus alata 'Compactus'

* Liquidambar styraciflua

* Oxydendrum arboretum

* Rhus typhina

The best time of year for planting is finally upon us.  The soil is warm, the days are getting shorter and more often than not Mother Nature is providing the water!  Everything from trees to shrubs, fall annuals and veggies perennials and Spring blooming bulbs have the best chance for success in the fall.  If you haven't finished planting your fall vegetables this is your last chance, and don't forget to plant your garlic now too.  Want a garden filled with daffodils, tulips and crocus next Spring?  Well this is the month to make those decisions.  Spring bulbs are arriving mid-month and should be planted before Thanksgiving.  Trees and shrubs develop strong root structures when planted in fall.  Be sure to add some Dr. Earth Starter Fertilizer and amend your native soil with quality compost, like EcoScraps for best results.  Plant colorful pansies, voilas and ornamental cabbage and kale this month for brilliant colors that will hold up in the coldest winters. 

Fall is for Planting!

Spring Bulbs Have Arrived!

 Our Spring blooming bulbs will be arriving in September...

Plant this Fall for Spring Color.

We expect a beautiful selection from Narcissus, Tulips to Frittilaria and Galanthus.

Click here to view a complete list of our selection.

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