Why should you order from a catalog instead of just heading over to your local nursery? Selection. Many nurseries are only able to stock a certain number of varieties of trees and shrubs due to the cost of retail space. Tree and shrub catalogs present a whole new world of choices. It's also convenient if you want to just shop from home.
These listings will take you directly to the page where you can request a catalog. These days, some companies have chosen to only have digital catalogs, which... will be indicated next to their name.
01 of 20
Adams County Nursery Online offers trees and supplies that are useful for both the home gardener and commercial orchardist. They have a wide selection of fruit tree varieties, including some that are not as easy to find.
02 of 20
This website offers over 250 different variety of tree seeds. They also give you at least one free packet of tree seeds with each order. For example, current free choices include Goldenchain tree, Julian hackberry, Washington hawthorn, Eastern redbud, black ash, beautybush, Oyama magnolia, Zumi flowering crab, Pekin lilac and a Japanese wisteria cross.
03 of 20
Be jealous of friends Down Under, as Daley's will only send their catalog to Australia. This catalog features a lot of the fruits featured in my Tropical Fruit Gallery.
04 of 20
Fedco offers several different types of catalogs. In addition to their tree catalog, they offer one for general seeds, one for bulbs, and one called Moose Tubers and Organic Growers SupplyContinue to 5 of 20 below.
05 of 20
This catalog is meant more for commercial nurseries; seed packets come in 1 oz., 1/4 lb and 1 lb. sizes. Home gardeners can still order a small trial packet for $3, though. They have an impressive selection of tree and shrub seeds.
06 of 20
Gurneys sells an assortment of fruit trees, nut trees, shade trees, and shrubs.
07 of 20
Henry Field's Seed & Nursery sells trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and seeds.
08 of 20
Per their website: "High Country Gardens specializes in water-wise ("xeric") perennials and other plants that need very little or no extra water once established. "Continue to 9 of 20 below.
09 of 20
Per their website: "There is no better time to plant the garden than in spring, and in this catalog, you will find everything you need for enduring, majestic color, and superior garden performance. The roses and perennials we have selected are renowned not only for their great beauty but for their long life and ease of care, so simple that even a novice gardener will find success with them."
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Per their website: "Since 1892, the Logee-Martin family has been growing and selling over a thousand varieties of tropical container plants for home and garden. We are the exclusive source of many varieties, both heirloom and new introductions. Cross the threshold of our greenhouses and prepare to enter into another world."
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Nature Hills Nursery
Per their website: "Our mission is to continually improve all aspects of our business in order to exceed our nationwide customers' expectations. Nature Hills Nursery strives to offer one of the largest selections of high-quality live plants and related products, complete with extensive plant information while maintaining an exceptional level of customer service. We will not sacrifice the personal attention we give our customers for our expanded growth.
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Per their website: "Our full-color catalogs provide not only the flower and vegetable seed for which Park is known, but also annual and perennial plants for the weekend gardener, and even Dutch bulbs during bulb season!"Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Per their website: "Our Main Catalog is printed once a year in early January and is available year-round. Its 168 full-color pages feature our entire product line of over 4,000 products.
Nicknamed "The Bible" by many loyal customers, it is packed with tips, reference charts and useful information for successful organic gardening! You will find Truly Everything You Need To Grow Organically."
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Plant Delights Nursery
Per their website: "Started in 1988, the goal of Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., is to change the way America gardens by offering the best, the newest, and the strangest fun, garden-worthy perennials to gardeners around the world...We strive to offer large, quality plants at affordable prices. If you are used to receiving dried bulbs, barely rooted cuttings, or cooler-stored D.O.A.'s, we think you will be pleasantly surprised to receive healthy, live plants."
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Per their website: "Raintree selects fruit varieties for flavor and ease of growing with over 800 varieties of fruit trees, berries, unusual edibles, ornamentals & supplies for the American Gardener! Shipped directly to your home since 1972!"
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Per their website: " For years we have produced the highest quality, California-grown nursery stock. In addition to our nursery, we rent riverside cabins and have a 1-acre organic garden where we trial fruit & nut trees. We are constantly trialing new varieties of fruit and nut trees, both here on our ranch and at orchards and plantings throughout our region. We are a small nursery, so we can pay attention to the details necessary to grow premium trees. We ship our bare root stock from... January through May."Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Per their website: "Stark Bro’s intends to be at the forefront of the industry in innovation and productivity. You can look forward to many years of new Stark products to meet your fruit tree, small fruit, nut, and landscaping needs in the future. As we move into this new century, look for us. We will be there."
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Per their website: "Our heirloom and traditional fruit trees exist thanks in great part to the home gardeners who continue to explore beyond the store shelves in search of a treasured trait that has eluded many of our supermarket aisles. We encourage everyone to maintain this search and share in the revival of these relics from the past. It’s a unique experience to bite into a fruit that explodes with a complexity of sweetness chased with a dash of tartness."
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From their website: "Van Well Nursery is a top supplier of fruit trees to commercial orchardists, wholesale and retail nurseries and the average backyard gardener. We grow more than 1 million apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees, peach trees, plum trees, prune trees, apricot trees, nectarine trees and nut trees each year."
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Per their website: "Wayside Complete Catalog for Spring Planting contains interesting and unique perennials for sun and shade, shrubs and trees, ornamental grasses and vines. Every plant we offer is representative of excellence in its variety."