The Frontier landscape was our final significant addition to Amazon’s Urban Arboretum. As its name suggests, the Frontier landscape embraces a West Coast Cascadia theme, inspired by the American Frontier and the Wild West.
In this landscape, you will find dwarf Oregon grape (Mahonia nervosa), evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum), sword ferns (Polystichum munitum), meadow checkermallow (Sidalcea campestris), and white oaks (Quercus garryana), all species native to the Pacific Northwest. Native sedge meadow plantings around the building provide valuable urban habitat for native pollinators.
Commonly called the Western sword fern. This evergreen species is abundant in forested areas along the Pacific Coast. It prefers low altitude, high moisture, and cool temperatures.
Click on a photo to learn about the plants that live at Amazon Frontier.
Ready for more? As you walk toward the crosswalk at Bell Street, look across 7th Avenue and up. On top of the Nitro South building you can make out the Prairie Roof!