Fruit Trees and Plants for Illinois

Hardiness Zones: 5-7

Discover the perfect plants for Illinois' unique climate! Whether you're aiming to cultivate your own delicious fruits and vegetables, or you're looking to enhance your home's curb appeal with beautiful landscaping, Stark Bro's offers an unmatched selection of over 300 varieties. Our range includes hardy fruit trees, vibrant berry plants, nutritious nut trees, and ornamental landscape trees, all suited to thrive in Illinois' diverse weather conditions.

Proudly serving Illinois gardeners and growers for over two centuries, Stark Bro's has a rich history intertwined with the local landscape. Our expertise in selecting the ideal plants for Illinois' hardiness zones ensures that your gardening and landscaping projects succeed, season after season. From the fertile soils near the Mississippi River to the bustling urban gardens of Chicago, our plants are designed to flourish across Illinois, bringing beauty and bounty to your outdoor spaces.

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Choosing the Right Plants for Illinois

In the heart of the Midwest, Illinois' gardeners face unique environmental challenges. To flourish, your garden or landscape must feature plants and trees resilient to the specific conditions of this region. Whether your green space graces the bustling streets of Chicago or sprawls across the serene rural plains, discover the finest selections tailored for Illinois environments on our site.

Understanding Your Zone: The Key to Plant Selection in Illinois

Illinois spans USDA hardiness zones 5-7, and recognizing your specific zone is crucial for successful gardening. Utilize our user-friendly Hardiness Finder Tool with your ZIP code to filter plants that will thrive in your locale. Look for the verification checkmark to easily identify plants suited to your area.

Beyond Hardiness: Tailoring Your Choices

After zoning, assess other vital factors like soil type, sunlight exposure, space, and pollination needs. In Illinois, certain fruit plants excel, such as strawberries, blackberries, currants, pears, and apples. We're excited to share our collaboration with Illinois' own Lee and Mary Elliott of Winchester, introducing the innovative Honeycrisp Crosses. These new varieties retain the beloved taste of traditional Honeycrisps while being more adaptable and easier to cultivate in Illinois conditions.

To round out your order, shop for accessories, fertilizers, and tools needed to care for your plants. Gardeners in Illinois may be particularly interested in our Tree Accessories which include tree stakes and irrigation solutions to help your plants thrive. 

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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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