Welcome to Cistus Design Nursery

Cistus Design Nursery is located on scenic Sauvie Island, 15 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon. Cistus offers a wide and ever-changing selection of climate-adapated plants, new textures for gardens, as well as horticultural treasures from around the world.

Visit our retail nursery and shop our collection of inspiring plants, from new introductions to perennial favorites. Not local? Looking for a gift? Shop online for mail order plants to be sent to you (or your favorite planty people.) Cistus e-gift cards are also available for purchase online for the really discerning gardeners on your list.

Plants are our passion and sharing our treasures with fellow plant lovers is our joy. We hope to see you soon!

Cistus, always growing...

At Cistus, we are propagators, growers, farmers and nursery folk. Some would even say mad scientists... But mostly, we grow the plants we love, many of which are Cistus' own introductions.

Our growing and retail facilities are on the same property as our research facilities (science!), where we test and evaluate all of our new collections.

Cistus propagates thousands of plants, many of which are new to cultivation, and can be found in both the retail nursery and our ever-expanding mail order offerings.