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Shade Trees

A shade tree will bring beauty and function to your landscape. Most of our shade trees have a distinctive look and grow to be quite tall, making a dramatic addition to any open space. They also create cooling shade in the hot, summer months and provide protective windbreaks in the cold, winter months. Plus, this protection from the elements outside will help you keep energy costs down inside! Shade trees are natural, eco-friendly ways to save on heating and cooling. Try planting multiple trees to maximize your enjoyment and your savings.

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Shade Trees

Buyer's Guide

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when shopping for a shade tree.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether or a tree will grow and blossom successfully. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Shipping Information

Most of our shade trees are shipped bare-root (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil for easier planting. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state without any apparent green growth, but they will spring to life soon after planting. And, since you don’t have to pay extra shipping costs for the soil in a pot, we are able to offer a tree of superior quality at a lower price. When shipped to you, these trees are approximately 3-4' tall with a ⅜" or larger trunk diameter.

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Take advantage of our summer purchasing program and pre-order this item to ensure optimum availability and timely arrival in spring or fall. You don't have to pay up front - we won't charge you until your order has shipped.

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Promise of Satisfaction

Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.

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We have some big news...We're joining with Stark Bro's!

Dear Friends,

I'm very excited to announce that after 75 years, Miller Nurseries will now become part of Stark Bro's, a highly respected nursery company that's been "growing" their famous legacy since 1816.

Who is Stark Bro's?

For nearly 200 years, Stark Bro's has been producing high-quality fruit trees, berries and garden plants for gardeners like you. With their great nursery stock and expert advice, they've been helping generations of families reap not only the rewards of growing their own fruits and nuts, but to enjoy huge savings in the process. Stark Bro's has a long-standing reputation for quality, honesty and really taking care of their customers.

When my brother David passed away suddenly last spring, I knew it was time to retire. One of the first things I did was to call Cameron Brown, the president of Stark Bro's. He is a long-time friend and a very trustworthy fellow, and treats his customers like gold. I knew he would take care of you in exactly the same way. David would have liked this arrangement, and I take comfort in that.

What's going to happen to Miller Nurseries and my customer account?

It's only going to get better as part of the Stark Bro's family. You'll now be able to come here to StarkBros.com and sign in with your existing username and password, and purchase products just like you did on the Miller Nurseries website... only the selection will be much larger! You'll still be able to buy Miller's familiar "Canandaigua Quality" hardy plants as well as the enormous assortment of trees and plants Stark Bro's offers.

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge our family, our wonderful employees, and especially you - our loyal customers - for your support and patronage over these last 75 years. Thank you for being such an important part of our heritage.

Warm regards,
John Miller, CEO
Miller Nurseries

Which option is best for me?

Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.