Fruit Trees and Plants for California

Hardiness Zones: 5-11

Feel confident planning your backyard orchard or edible landscape with plants best suited for California’s climate!

Stark Bro’s has been supplying California growers with the best plants for over a century. We offer a variety of sizes and options depending on the time of year, including bare-root, potted, heirloom, heat-tolerant, disease-resistant varieties, and more.

We understand that San Diego has a very different growing zone than those in Northern California, so we offer a Hardiness Finder Tool to narrow your search for your specific area using your zip code. Some of the best fruit trees, berry plants, nut trees, and garden plants for California are highlighted below.

Choosing the right plants for California.

Choosing the Right Plants for California

The key to a successful garden is finding quality trees and plants that are compatible with your climate.

Fig trees, peach trees, plum trees, and other stone fruits are all very popular in California. The lists above are a sampling of some of the best plants for our friends in the Golden State. Whether you are wanting to grow more of your own food, beautify your landscape, or find unique plants suited for your area – we’ve got you covered!

In addition, be sure to have the right tree accessories, fertilizers, and tools needed to care for your plants. Californians may be particularly interested in our Irrigation Solutions which are recommended for dry, hot climates.

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The Stark Difference

Whether you're looking to grow more of your own food, beautify your landscape, or find unique plants that are suitable for your area, we have got you covered! 

You can expect top-quality plants, hand-selected by our expert growers. All our plants and growing supplies are carefully packaged and shipped directly to your door. 

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Luther Burbank’s Ties to California and Stark Bro’s

Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank was an American plant breeder who pioneered methods of grafting and natural plant breeding through cross-pollination and selection to develop new plant varieties. His endeavors produced over 800 varieties of fruit trees, nut trees, and berry plants, as well as several types of vegetable plants and ornamentals.

Most of his work began after Burbank moved to Santa Rosa California in 1875. There on a 4-acre plot of land he established a greenhouse, nursery, and experimental fields. With difficulty funding his research, Luther Burbank was struggling, until he reached out to Stark Bro’s.

Clarence McDowell Stark admired Luther Burbank’s work and decided to fund his research. From there, new and improved, outstanding varieties, such as the Santa Rosa Plum and July Elberta Peach, were developed. Burbank often credited the Stark family with making his work profitable.

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Unfortunately, we cannot ship some plants, such as citrus trees to California due to shipping restrictions put in place by California & Agricultural Laws. Confirm your shipping restrictions and zone compatibility when you enter your zip code into our Hardiness Zone Finder.