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I received an order from Lazy K nursery this week and was very pleased with the size and quality of the plants. The order was for 4 Zenobia shrubs and 'Lazy K' ginger which is a larger-leaved cultivar of H. shuttleworthii var. harperi (Calloway ginger). Two years ago I also purchased 7 native azaleas and 1 bottlebrush buckeye from Lazy K and they too were great purchases. All of my plants have arrived healthy with good size root balls (--nothing has ever arrived as "twigs"). Anyone interested in southeast native shrubs, trees, and perennials should really visit their website. The company specializes in native azaleas but has a good list of other woody shrubs. The plant prices are very reasonable (-currently, nothing over $10), as well as the shipping charges. The spring shipping season is over. I think fall shipping starts in October.
When it comes to native azaleas, mr. coombs is something of an expert. For those of us infatuated with the fragrant and non-fragrant varieties of native azaleas, Lazy K should be visited
2far2c Hillsborough, NC (Zone 7b) (4 reviews) October 18, 2003
This is my first order from this company, and will not be my last. The plants look healthy, have good-sized root balls and good top growth for a moderately priced plant. Given the condition of the plants upon receipt, I expect them to flourish.
I have ordered from this nursery once. The plants I received were moderately priced and in very good conditon. I ordered four native azaleas and felt that ten dollars was an excellent price for each because they had good root sytems and top growth. The plants were properly packaged for mailing and shipping was not too expensive.
Since arriving last fall the plants have done well in containers, and are full of buds--they can't wait for spring. I'll plant them out when it gets a bit warmer. The best part about Lazy K is that you have some idea of where the plants originated. I live in Houston area and wanted southern germplasm, the owner was happy to explain what he had and what he thought might work. I'll order again in a year or two when I do the other side of the yard