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Crain Tree Farm and Nursery


We are plant people and take pleasure in sharing our knowledge with you to ensure

you will get the most enjoyment from your plants and landscapes.


Office hours: Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


BLOOMING NOW: ~ Stewartia ~ Brackens Brown Beauty Magnolias ~ Rose of Sharon (Althea) ~




We are a family owned and operated establishment and take pride in growing quality nursery stock since 1980.

With multiple root pruning, minimal basket sizing and close attention to the root flare area, we feel you are obtaining the best tree stock in the area. All these steps lessen the shock of transplanting and help the tree to quickly establish in your yard.

We would like to invite you to come by and let us show you the difference in our trees and shrubs.


Where are we?


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Turn at the catsup bottle. Follow South Clinton up for about a mile and a half and the Farm is on the right.

Or turn right on Bethel Mine Rd. (across from Hollywood Heights Rd.) on 159 coming from Fairview Heights. Curve left then right. At 3 way stop turn left, then left again onto S. Clinton. The Farm is on the left.


Contact us

1406 S Clinton Road

Caseyville, IL 62232

Phone: 618 344.5963

Fax: 618 344.9871

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The magnificent deciduous Weeping Baldcypress

Louisa Crabapple

Louisa is a weeping, pink-flowered crabapple tree that typically matures to 12-15 feet tall and as wide. Red buds open in spring to single fragrant pink flowers which are attractive to bees. Flowers are followed by small lopsided crabapples that mature in fall to yellow with a rose blush. Crabapples typically persist well into winter and birds are attracted to the fruit.


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Tree and Shrub Health

Rich says...

The best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago. The second best time is today!

Why Mulch?

* Mulch helps to insulate the soil, providing a buffer from cold temperatures.

* Mulch helps to retain water, keeping the roots moist.

* Come Spring it will also keep weeds out to help prevent vegetative competition.

* Composted bark (2yrs old) or even shredded leaf mulch are acceptable types to use. Shredded leaf mulch decomposes faster and releases more nutrients into the soil which is beneficial to young trees, but it will also need to be replaced more often.

Sour Gum/Black Gum/Black Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica

Need a 30-foot shade tree that's beautiful all year long? Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' will definitely impress you.

Winter Interest
Winterking Hawthorn

Edible! I have tried the haws, they're not bad. I can see why the birds love them. Peeling bark is interesting. Spring flowers are also very beautiful! ~ Karen



Hardy Rubber Tree

Eucommia Ulmoides makes an excellent shade tree with great summer foliage that is virtually free of pests.