Shooting Star Nursery
Owners Christie and Scott Mackison started Shooting Star Nursery in 2005 with the vision of supplying a wide range of plants, personal service, and reasonable prices to customers in the Rogue Valley. Shooting Star offers a broad selection of trees, hard to find perennials and shrubs (to satisfy the plant nerd inside us) as well as the more common landscape plants. We grow many of the trees in rootmaker bags which create a superior root system and can be dug most of the year. Spreading over eight acres, plants are easily accessible for viewing, and knowledgeable staff are available to walk the grounds and assist customers with plant selection. In fact, we love nothing more than talking about plants and helping customers discover just what they are looking for.
Delivery is available from one tree to an entire trailer load.
Shooting Star Nursery is located at 3223 Taylor Road, Central Point, OR 97502. Get directions...
co-owner, manager, and designer
co-owner and tree manager
designer, color coordinator, and sales associate
horticulturist, native expert and assistant manager
Newer to the valley, but not new to gardening, Eric is a third-generation plant geek. He has gardened in Seattle and Louisiana and though still learning about the subtleties of the southern Oregon climate, his drive to learn is never ending. Ask him about pruning, native plants, or the theater. Eric is also the current president of the local Rock Garden Society.
Erik has had the opportunity to work in multiple areas of the hort industry including growing, designing, selling and greenhouse management. He is a trained horticulturist with a knack for growing and propagating plants, especially perennials. In addition to being a grower and propagator, Erik has gardened extensively over the years for many institutions and private individuals including the Baha'i Gardens in Israel, Longwood Gardens and the Delaware Center for Horticulture. He is an active member of the International Plant Propagators Society and has had short articles published for various trade publications. He's happiest with a cup of coffee in his hand :)
sales associate and nature lover
Joey has been interested in flora and and fauna since he was a kid. His interest in plants really grew when he was in high school. He created living vivariums for poison arrow frogs as well as planted aquariums. Tropical plants (especially bromeliads and tillandsias) became his next obsession. Years later, he became interested in agriculture. He started the Horticulture program at LBCC in 2012 and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Horticulture.
Joey's main interests are fruit trees, herbs, tropical and tropical-like plants, natives, and a strong Agave and Sedum obsession. His favorites plants look prehistoric such as dawn redwood, magnolias, ferns and monkey puzzles.
When not at the nursery being a beloved member of the sales staff, Joey can be found hiking and exploring all over Oregon and looking for the next great band or beer