lmtvafl Fernandina Beach, FL (1 review) October 17, 2016
We just had an excellent experience purchasing from Evergreen Nurseries. The Peach Drift Roses that we ordered arrived securely tethered with large, moist root balls. The shape, size, amount of foliage, and condition of the roses truly surpassed our expectation as we ordered end of season plants at a sale price. There was no thinning, yellowing, or spotting of the leaves as would typically be seen in many retail nurseries at this point in the year. I also want to say that the customer service we received was also beyond our expectation in every way. We ordered the plants the week before Hurricane Matthew hit our community. Darren at Evergreen was responsive to our worry about the timing of the shipping. He followed up several times by phone and personally oversaw the selection of our plants. This was our first order with Evergreen and we will definitely order from them again. We are also recommending Evergreen to all of our friends.
Posted on April 19, 2013, updated October 11, 2016
Ordered 1 blue ice Arizona Cypress. The packaging was well done and the plant was undamaged. I was pleasantly suprised to see the graft/root flare of the young tree instead of inches deep in soil like so many other young trees. So far the tree has done well in the yard adapating to its environment. I would definitely order from this company again. Thanks so much!On October 11th, 2016, againes_5 added the following:
Just adding that my blue ice Arizona is now about 10 feet tall and doing great. Also, I just ordered and received a size 1 deodar cedar that arrived very healthy with no damage and a root ball that was not overly tangled and had only a few circling roots that needed to be trimmed. This is a nursery that I trust and will continue to order from in the future.
Lastly, I keep seeing comments across the various nursery reviews where people are complaining about trees being rootbound or too tangled but this is an extremely common occurrence with growing trees in pots. The bigger the potted tree, the more entangled and girdled the tree. Order small and do your part as a knowledgeable consumer to root prune and untangle the roots to ensure a healthy tree for the future. Remember, it is not always the nursery's fault that your tree died. Company representative comment on October 11, 2016: On Oct 11, 2016 6:46 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you very much for the update on your Blue Ice Arizona Cypress!! Glad to hear that it's settled in nicely, and growing quite well indeed. Let's hope the Deodar Cedar follows suit - and I'm sure it will. Keep me posted as to it's progress too.
You make a very valid, and good point in regards to container grown plants becoming slightly ( ad sometimes seriously ) rootbound if left in the same size container for too long. Most issues can always be handled with a little extra effort when going through the planting process - i.e. root pruning, or scoring the rootball lightly when planting.
Once again, thanks for your repeat business, and for taking the time to let us know how everything's doing for you. Much appreciated.
I have called and emailed this company with no response. My order arrived (beautifully packaged) with three Arborvitae, and one other plant. I had ordered 4 Arborvitae. The 3 Arborvitae that arrived are in beautiful condition and seem fine where planted. The other plant looks like it's dying. I asked about how I can get the one Arborvitae that did not arrive. I had made a list of more plants that I had wanted to order (after this order arrived satisfactorily which it didn't) but I will NOT be placing that order! Also, their shipping cost doubles the cost of the plants and seems exorbitant especially in comparison to other companies. A reviewer mentioned Lowe's, and I will definitely be checking them out. Meanwhile, I want my missing Arborvitae, and cannot recommend this company to friends until/unless they fix this.Company representative comment on October 10, 2016: On Oct 10, 2016 6:12 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
I'm very sorry to see that you have decided to post a negative review concerning your recent order. The plants you received are indeed the 4 Arborvitae that were ordered - the Rheingold Arborvitae has a different foliage structure than most typical Arborvitae do ( called juvenile foliage )........especially when smaller / younger. As the plant matures, it will take on some of the more fanlike foliage that most folks are used to seeing when it comes to Arborvitae. But that process is gradual, and takes several years to happen. The Rheingold Arborvitae is also very prone to shedding of older foliage on the lower & inner portions of the plant - especially in fall. All Arborvitae ( as well as many other evergreen species ) go through similar shedding processes at this time of year - the amount, and severity will vary depending upon a number of different factors. Exact variety, weather patterns, soil composition, sun exposure, stress, all play as factors in how much, or when any Arborvitae will display foliage shedding.
I have included a link here that I would hope you would take a moment to read - explains in more detail exactly what I am referring to in regards to foliage shedding on Arborvitae. I have went ahead & issued you a full refund for the cost of the Rheingold Arborvitae that was shipped to you......but do hope that you will give it time to settle in, and see that it is quite normal & healthy as the other plants that you received.were. I could send you another one....but it will have the same type of foliage as the one you received. That's just how they are at this time of year.
The e-mail that I received was sent on Friday, and I apologize for not replying over the weekend. I have a family, and typically do not get around to most e-mails over the weekend as I try to spend my time with my family. I had just settled in to start replying to e-mails this evening ( Monday ), when I noticed your negative post / feedback. Seems a bit harsh considering the lack of time I was given to respond, or explain / remedy any concerns that you may have had. Once again, I apologize.....but certainly feel that the negative review was not deserved at all in this case.
Please take a moment to read the following article regarding shedding of foliage on evergreens. Hope it helps to give some insight as to what you are seeing. Thank you.
I placed an order on 07/04/2016. My Order#: 27928 arrived rather promptly and all the plants were well packaged and healthy. I followed the instructions for planting these plants and planted them all within a few days of arrival. I ordered some azaleas, day lilies, and blue star junipers. After planting these plants, everything seemed to be going well and they were flourishing. A few days after planting, I started noticed that the junipers were turning brown. I contacted Evergreen Nursery on July 30 via email to tell them what was going on and ask if they had any advice to offer on how to care for the junipers and prevent them from dying completely. I did not hear back from them.
On August 16, I sent another email with images attached of the plants. Again, I was asking for advice on how to care for the plants to prevent them from dying. I also wanted to point out that they have the Blue Star Juniper advertised as being a worry free shrub when it comes to insects, etc. This is FALSE. It is susceptible to root blight, limb blight, spider mites, and other insects. I don't know what happened to the junipers. They were transplanted, watered on a routine basis to help them get established, etc. like the other plants in my yard. All other plants purchased in this order and other plants purchased from Lowe's that were planted at the same time and in the same area as the junipers are currently doing great. The junipers just slowly began turning brown limb by limb until they died.
For the most part, the quality of the plants I received was great. This negative review is for the blue star juniper shrubs, their overall health and untimely demise, and the fact that Evergreen Nursery is impossible to make contact with. They do not respond to their preferred method of contact which is email. You cannot run a business, ignore customer concerns over your product, and expect to get good reviews. I'll just pay a little more and purchase my plants from Lowe's from now on. They offer a one year guarantee on their plants!!!!
carolmo Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) (19 reviews) September 21, 2016
Just received 4 plants - 2 drift roses - apricot and peach, 1 df gold barberry, 1 df cham. limerick. Perfectly wrapped - large root balls in plastic bags with ties at neck and inside box to keep them from moving. Beautiful plants. Will definitely buy from them again. Prices were great too - about $10 each. Just got them in tubs to go with other conifers, sedums, df barberry, df clematis, coneflowers, achilleas, etc. Will look wonderful all year. Glad I looked at Davesgarden before I bought - it is a saver. Company representative comment on September 21, 2016: On Sep 21, 2016 6:33 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for giving our nursery a first time order!! I'm glad to hear that everything made it to you in good shape - hope you enjoy them all for years to come. The Limerick Chamaecyparis is a really cool plant once it gets some age / size to it......one of my favorites. I've been working on getting some into production for several years now - finally getting some ready to sell now.
Anyway, thanks for the order - and for taking the time to post here on DG. Much appreciated!! Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if there's anything else I can help you with in the future, ok??
Posted on July 8, 2016, updated July 9, 2016
My experience with Evergreen Nursery was extremely NEGATIVE!
I received wrong plants, not the plants that I ordered.
I made multiple attempts to contact Evergreen Nursery including:
- making several phone calls and leaving message and asking to give me a call back.
- sending multiple emails providing my order # and my customer ID and asking about their policy in case if they shipped wrong plants.
I never received any reply to my phone calls or emails.
Buyers, please be aware! Please read their \'Terms and Policies\' -You\'ll be surprised how is every statement there is written to protect Evergreen Nursery and there is nothing said about how a Buyer is protected in case if Evergreen Nursery makes a mistake and ships wrong plants. There is only one statement that is kind of related to my problem, e.g: \" We will NEVER knowingly ship plants which are of questionable health, or not true to type. We want you to be satisfied with your purchasing experience with us, and will do our best to work out any problems ( rare as they may be ) to everyones\' satisfaction.\"
I consider wrong plans that have been shipped to me as \"problems\", however Evergreen Nursery completely ignored their mistake and never responded to my multiple attempts to contact them.
At this point there is nothing I can do ... there is an old-old fairy tale, where a character, who was being robbed used to say \'take my goods and my misfortune along with\'... At this point there is nothing I can do, however, I can share my experience to warn potential Buyers.
Buyers, please be aware while dealing with Evergreen Nursery! There are so many others reliable on-line nurseries, don\'t waste your money with Evergreen Nursery at http://www.evergreenplantnursery.com/ !
P.S. If needed;I have all the info available to proof my NEGATIVE feedback: copy of the original order, copies of my emails, photographs of wrong plants that are shipped to me in place of plants I ordered. On July 9th, 2016, Gardenere added the following:
7/9/2016 @ 7:25 pm - In respond to Darren' s post.
No Darren, you have not addressed my concerns.
Description of the Shirobana plant posted on your site states: 'Clusters of flower blooms are formed in multiple colors all on one shrub. White blooms are combined with several different shades of pink........anywhere from a dark pink to a very, very light pastel'. There is no mentioning that a young plant will display only light pink blooms...and it may take a while before it goes multi-color. So, information on you web is quite misleading and lacking information.
Regarding giving you a feedback after the 7 days waiting period: In modern communications technology, there is a simple feature of effective communications, which is "OUT of the office" reply that can be used on answering service as well as emails. Getting your "OUT of the office" on my first attempt to contact your would be very helpful. I contacted you for the first time on July 1, I was following up via emails and calls all week with no success, and finally I used my last option - posted feedback on July 8.Company representative comment on July 8, 2016: On Jul 8, 2016 8:40 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
I can assure you that the plants that were shipped to you are indeed Shirobana Spirea, as we grow no other variety of Spirea that it could possible have been confused with here at the nursery. The closest other Spirea variety we offer would be Froebelli, and it is grown & located in a totally different parcel of our nursery grounds than the Shirobana, and grows much faster, and with a different growth habit.
The Shirobana Spirea does indeed have blooms in a couple of different colors & shades and, in time, you will see what I am referring to. These plants that you ordered are nowhere near mature shrubs, and are producing nowhere near the number of blooms they soon will in years to come. Each flower head is one solid color, and as the shrub matures, and you have more flower heads to compare, you will clearly see some flower heads that will be darker & lighter shades of pink.......as well as see some white ones show up from time to time. You will not see all three colors on the same flower head - that's not how Spirea works. Each entire flower head / bloom at the end of the branch is one, solid color. Pink is by far the most common - so you will most likely see more of them, especially at first. Then you will start to see lighter or darker shades of pink, then followed by white flower heads as well as the shrubs age & mature.
I must admit, the fact that you have already decided to give our nursery a negative rating on Dave's Garden is kind of unfair & rather disturbing. The reason you have not heard anything from me until now is the fact that we were on vacation for the week of 6/27 - 7/4?? We are a family run nursery with no outside employees, and we take the week of 4th of July as our vacation EVERY year.......as do millions of other Americans. Maybe that fact or possibility never crossed your mind, I can't say for sure.....only you would know the answer to that question. We were gone at my son's Little League Baseball State Championship Tournament, which ended on 7/4, after which we watched fireworks and returned home & to the nursery. And I have pictures & evidence which I can send & post for you to see if you would like to see as proof. Upon returning from our vacation, I had nearly 150 e-mails to go through & reply to. And, so I am now replying to yours. Which I must also mention that neither of your two e-mails I received had any photos / pictures of the plants you are inquiring about.
I hope I have addressed your concerns effectively, and explained clearly enough for you that what you are seeing in the Shirobana Spirea plants that you received is quite normal for young shrubs of their age & size. You ordered Shirobana Spirea plants, and that's exactly what you received from us.
A big shout out to you and your nursery employees for the most AWESOME packing and shipping of our ligustrum shrubs!!! They arrived in perfect condition late last week and were planted this weekend. We are so appreciative of your attention to detail and great customer service.
We will be ordering again next spring! --- have a few azaleas to replace! But for now, we have our hands full to keep the yard thriving this year.
Thanks again for a most professional online shopping experience -- great plants, great people. Company representative comment on July 8, 2016: On Jul 8, 2016 8:43 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thanks a bunch for the kind remarks!! I'll look forward to helping you again next year.....
The plants were gorgeous--arrived in pristine condition because of pro packaging! My first order from this company--I'll be a loyal customer from now on.Company representative comment on July 8, 2016: On Jul 8, 2016 8:46 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi there - glad everything arrived to you in good shape. We take pride on our shipping methods, and this is exactly what we like to hear, lol. Don't hesitate to call on me if there's anything else I can help you with in the future. Be glad to help anyway I can!!
Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery
BJames1 Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) (14 reviews) June 20, 2016
Conifers arrived large, healthy, and securely packed. Company representative comment on June 26, 2016: On Jun 26, 2016 4:00 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hey there - thanks for the kind remarks & positive feedback regarding the trees you received from us. I hope that they do wonderfully for you, and that they beautify your landscape for years to come! Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can be of any further help to you in the future.
I have been gardening for many years now.....have ordered from many, many garden sources (online, catalog and physical stores) but have never found anything to compare with the quality and care gone into Evergreen's plants. I have received 4 separate shipments over the last year now....and a 5th on the way. Everything from good sized trees & shrubs; their great roses & flowers to the most recent additions of their selection of Berries (Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries & Gojis) has been beyond expectations in health, size and GREAT packaging!
I can't say enough about the obvious care they put into the shipments.....I can't believe the difference compared to those other mailorder outlets !!! Great job guys!!! Glad I found you all!!
robt2137 Williamsport, MD (1 review) October 24, 2015
I ordered 20 some plants from Darren's, Evergreen nursery several weeks ago and recieved them in a very good timely manner. The plants were packaged very nicely. The size of the plants and the condition was great.I planted the plants in my garden a few days after I recieved them, and so far they look great.I had sent Darren two emails since ordering and his response was quick and informative. I am glad to have done business with him and look foward to doing business with him in the near future. THANK YOU DARREN & EVERGREEN NURSERY.Company representative comment on October 24, 2015: On Oct 24, 2015 3:08 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
I'm so glad to hear that everything arrived in good shape, and was happy to help answer your questions associated with your new arrivals.
I know many of the Weigelas looked, well......like Weigelas tend to do in mid to late October, lol. Just wait til spring, and they'll be ready to grow like weeds!!
Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if there's anything I can help you with.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
aimeej Albuquerque, NM (10 reviews) August 14, 2015
This is a wonderful nursery. I ordered three crepe myrtles and one day lily. I was promptly emailed by the owner apologizing that the day lily was out of stock and asked if I would like to substitute. I called and left a message with the substitution and the order was sent out the next day. The plants arrived in very good condition and were huge. Because it is so hot this year I potted them and within a week they were pushing new growth.
I have ordered plants from many online nurseries and Evergreen is one of the best.Company representative comment on August 16, 2015: On Aug 16, 2015 10:21 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi!! I do definitely remember your order due to the Daylily inventory issue ( sorry about not having the variety you originally wanted ). I'm very glad to hear that everything made it to you in good shape - sounds like they're all settling in quite nicely is pushing new growth. That's a great sign!!
I hope they all do well for you, and that you enjoy them all for years to come. Thanks for the order - don't hesitate to let me know if I can be of any assistance to you at all in the future.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
Mipii (Robin) Blissfield, MI (Zone 6a) (2 reviews) July 7, 2015
My experience with Evergreen Nursery was much better than just positive. I placed my order online and was allowed to add to my order before it was shipped. Darren was extremely helpful and committed to making my transaction seamless (like I was his best client).
I ordered 3 Arborvitae and 2 flowering shrubs...all were absolutely beautiful, better than expected. The best price, the best stock and the best service I've had in years. Don't hesitate to purchase from this company. I can't wait to be a repeat customer!
Thanks Evergreen, what a pleasure/treasure you are.Company representative comment on July 15, 2015: On Jul 15, 2015 9:34 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to post the kind remarks - glad you were pleased with your order. We were really slammed this year with very high order volume, which slowed our shipping turn around on orders for quite some time............but we feel like the wait is definitely worth it in the long run, lol.
I was raised to try & treat my folks the same way I would want to be treated - and I have tried very hard to extend that same mentality into our nursery business as well. Our goal is to have our first time customers return time & time again, whenever they have a planting need that we can help them with. And I look forward to being able to help you again on down the road with your next planting project.
Thanks for the business, and don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything else I can help you with in the future.
I've ordered Lipan Crapemyrtles twice from Evergreen. Both times, all plants arrived healthy and ready to plant. Shipping was prompt. Even though I live in Central Texas, these plants have settled in well and produce a plethora of beautiful blooms each summer. This is a good company to do business with.
lwbuchholz Manhattan, MT (8 reviews) October 1, 2014
I ordered 5 junipers and they came through wonderfully!! Well packaged and very healthy. Will keep you updated on how they survive.Company representative comment on October 2, 2014: On oct 2, 2014 8:52 , Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for the order, and the opportunity to send you some of our Blue Point Junipers. I hope that you enjoy them for years to come. Don't hesitate at all to contact me at anytime if there's anything I can help you with in the future.
Earlier this summer I placed my first order with Evergreen. We lost a couple of older (20+) yews this past winter and I had a gap in our foundation plants . I ordered a Juniper, Chamaecyparis, and a couple types of arborvitae. The plants arrived in fantastic condition and were a generous size considering the prices. I see a lot of things in their catalog that I'm adding to my wishlist for next year.
Recently ordered from them. Shipping was fast with timely communication, price was reasonable, plant arrived in great shape and was securely packaged...no spilled soil inside box. Very pleased with service and plant. Have ordered from them in the past and will order from them again.
have always wanted a couple Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' for my property and finally decided to order online. if i remember correctly, there weren't many places to choose from and i decided on Evergreen Nursery.
they were shipped quickly. the website was easy to navigate and best of all, what i thought would be bareroot shrubs, were very large and just slipped out of their pots. the rootball was intact. they shipped fed ex and the packing was perfectly, not a leaf out of place. very green, healthy, berry laden plants.
i'm very pleased with this purchase!!!Company representative comment on June 14, 2014: On Jun 14, 2014 12:06 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Glad to hear you were pleased with your order, and overall shopping experience with us. I don't blame you at all for wanting to purchase a few Nellies.....they're one of my personal favs when it comes to Holly. Such dark green foliage, and the berry size is excellent!!
We have 3 or 4 9yr old specimens planted out by the road frontage on our property - prob close to 9ft tall now, and loaded with berries every year!!
Thanks for your business, and for taking the time to post here regarding your order. We really appreciate it.
Evergreen Nursery is an outstanding online nursery. Darren is very helpful and sells top quality plants. I ordered Rosy Glow Barberries, Froebelli Spireas, Gold Mound Spireas, a Diablo Ninebark, and a Shirobana Spirea. I received my order in two days after it shipped just like their shipping map said. Everything was very well packaged and packed. Evergreen Nursery ships each of their plants in in a plastic bag instead of a pot. They shake off much of the soil but there is still quite a bit of soil on the roots. The plants were healthy, and except for a few broken twigs, undamaged.
Darren went over and above on my order. Apparently, he ran out of the size of Rosy Glow Barberries that I ordered, so he gave me the next size larger at no additional charge. I know that he absorbed the cost of the difference in plant sizes as well as the additional $25-$30 in S&H. Darren does things the right way; the way that all nurseries should treat their customers. Darren, if you read this, from now on Evergreen Nursery will be my first stop for my purchasing of plants that you carry. Thanks again for your great quality plants and going out of your way to help your customers. I appreciate it. Company representative comment on May 10, 2014: On May 10, 2014 8:25 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Greetings Gardeningman!! Glad to hear that everything arrived in overall good shape. I hope everything works out great in your gardening plans. Keep an eye on the Diabolo Ninebark - they have a habit of wanting to shoot up a reversion branch every now & then, lol. Just prune any reversion off should you notice it trying to misbehave, ok??
I appreciate your order, and you taking the time to let everyone here know you were pleased with your shopping experience with our nursery. Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can help you at all in the future.
Posted on May 9, 2013, updated May 5, 2014
Received my first order from Evergreen Nursery last week & I couldn't have been happier with the plants they sent me. All were nicely packed & delivered undamaged. The evergreens I ordered were #2 size & #1 size for my Spiraea Dolchica, which turned out to be a nice sized plant. Will be placing another order with them very soon.
Thanks folks at Evergreen Nursery for my awesome plants :) On May 5th, 2014, JetGal added the following:
The plants I purchased from Evergreen Nursery last year performed so well in my gardens that I pretty much duplicated that same order as my first order for 2014, which I received on 4/28/14. Once again, they did not disappoint with the plants they sent me.
I absolutely love the Arb. Wansdyke Silver & Cham. Squarrosa Sulphurea. Considering the absolutely brutal winter a lot of us experienced, the Squarrosa got a little beat up & the extreme sub-zero temps & strong winds didn't even phase the Wansdyke Silver. The Nandinas didn't fare so well, but I expected that to happen that's why I ordered them again this year.
Thanks again Evergreen Nursery folks & was wondering if any of the plants I've ordered from you are Black Walnut tolerant?
Company representative comment on May 10, 2014: On May 11, 2013 8:03 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Very glad to hear that you were pleased with your order!! The Wansdyke Silver Arborvitae & Cham Squarrosa Sulphurea are a couple of my personal favorites that we grow. Enjoy watching them grow........and don't hesitate to let me know if there;s anything else I can do for you!!
On May 10, 2014 8:20 PM, Evergreen Nursery added:
Hey - thanks for the update on your plants - and thanks for the repeat order!! This past winter was a real challenge for many parts of the country for sure - Nandinas everywhere had a tough time dealing with such severe cold & wind.
I have an excellent link for you to check out that might help with your question concerning Black Walnut ( juglone ) tolerance. Check these out when you get a moment, ok??
Thanks again for your continued business - just let me know if there's anything I can do for you.
Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery
SetterX2 Little Silver, NJ (5 reviews) April 11, 2014
This was my first experience with Evergreen Nursery and I couldn't be more pleased. Perfect communication from start to finish. The plants were packaged well and all 18 have obviously been lovingly tended, with nice root systems and beautiful, solid growth. Highly recommended for outstanding plants and great customer service.Company representative comment on April 15, 2014: On Apr 15, 2014 7:51 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi there! Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to help you with some of your spring planting needs. I hope you enjoy your new arrivals for years to come.........and truly do thank you for taking the time to let us know that you were pleased with what I hope is the first of many orders with us, lol.
Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can be of any help to you at all in the future.
Posted on March 20, 2013, updated March 11, 2014
I had ordered 80 - arborvitae blue cone trees from Evergreen Nursery and they arrived very fast. They were packed superbly and had a really nice root ball on each plant-well moistened in the plastic bags. they are very healthy looking trees for the low price. So far they are in the ground and looking great. I will try and report back after a few months of grow time,but i expect them to take off and do very well.
I only wish you guys sold fruit trees!
Mike On March 11th, 2014, mech added the following:
it has been just over a year since i have planted the trees and they have taken off and are doing very well. No losses of any of the 80 trees.
Company representative comment on March 20, 2013: On Mar 20, 2013 6:51 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you are pleased with your new Blue Cone arrivals!! Glad to hear that everything made it to you in good shape - hope you enjoy them for years to come. Don't hesitate to let me know how they do for you, or contact me at anytime if you have any questions. Hopefully we can send you more nice plants in the future....
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
zahradka1 Blakeslee, PA (3 reviews) January 22, 2014
Posted on June 5, 2012, updated January 22, 2014
When buying plants online I always turn to Dave's Garden for suggestions and reviews. I searched for vendors looking to purchase Serbian spruces. Found Evergreen nursery and placed an order.
And I felt in love. I placed many orders and received many plants past years trying to bring to life surroundings of newly built home and make all little creatures happy with my arrival to their territory. Always thinking of hummingbirds I added 5 Tango Weigela to my order of 5 Serbian Spruces.
Plants were picture perfect. They did not even looked real. Healthy, happy, unbelievable root systems... But they arrived damaged due to handling by UPS- ties that held plants in place were torn. So Weigela branches were broken, needles on Spruces shredded couple of leaders broken as well. I was so upset seeing such beauties so abused. I've contacted Darren at Evergreen nursery and he responded right away offering to replace the plants.
Not only that Darren replaced the plants but also after learning that Spruces will be planted in memory of someone dear he'd sent higher grade of trees. I was deeply touched by this act o compassion and kindness from Darren and his wife.
Replacement order arrived intact. Once again I was so taken by plants beauty and health, something that you don't see often if ever when you open the box.
Evergreen nursery will always be first place where I'll shop in the future. I absolutely love their plants and I love to support business with such a personable customer care as Darren provides. He truly takes customer satisfaction to another level.
On January 22nd, 2014, zahradka1 added the following:
So I could not stay away from ordering from this wonderful source in 2013 after 2012 experience.
I placed 2 orders of total around 35 different trees and some shrubs. All arrived perfectly packaged with no damage at all and so beautiful. Healthy, large... I do not know how is Darren and his wife doing it but this is example of fantastic online business that you can trust.
I ordered all kind of different species, very impressed with their selection. I really liked Cryptomeria japonica Black Dragon, Chamaecyparis Squarrosa Sulphurea, Sawara False Cypress, Juniperus Robusta Green, Chamaecyparis Rachael and many more. Some Chamaecyparis were sold out last season so I may add it to my collection this year. Skyrocket Junipers arrived healthy but did not survived this wetland climate- PA-even in full sun- those are susceptible to blights and cankers- Juniperus Scopulorum. I will stick with Juniperus Chinensis from now on. That reminds me how wonderfully informative Evergreen Nursery website is.
This is the place where I go to shop for healthy, robust trees and shrubs with many hard to find species.
Thank you.Company representative comment on June 5, 2012: On Jun 5, 2012 7:39 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
I am so glad that I was able to help you get the very best possible trees to plant for this project - especially after UPS gave the initial shipment such a rough ride, lol. It's good to know that those spruces have a wonderful new home, and a meaningful purpose.
Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can help you at all in the future.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
sambucka Burlington, MA (3 reviews) November 15, 2013
Received order in time and plants were very carefully packaged. I also liked that they are packed in plastic to keep the soil from spilling out. Plants look healthy, good sized and I would order from them again.
grgantt West Columbia, TX (Zone 9a) (4 reviews) October 19, 2013
I ordered six daylilies from Evergreen. They indicated that their method of shipment with the rootball intact was superior to shipping bare root daylilies. The plants were received in a timely manner and as described, but the plants were very small with under developed root systems compared to daylilies I ordered from other suppliers. As a consequence, only 4 of the 6 survived.
When I first bought my house in Ma. I wanted to plant evergreen trees and shrubs for borders and sound barriers; my property was next to a commuter train and a main road. I spoke to them on the phone and they were very helpful choosing plants and sending me the biggests plants they could. Their prices per plant are one of THE MOST reasonable I have come across and they have a very good selection of evergreens. Also, their shipping prices are VERY reasonable AND they were willing to bargain down on cost since I spent alot of money. I always go to them FIRST when I need any plants I know they offer, sometimes I check them out to see if they've added anything new.
gardenchik Robbinsville, NJ (Zone 6b) (3 reviews) May 11, 2013
I just received my order today, and I am so pleased! I bought 22 plants and all arrived healthy. They were packaged very well, not one was damaged. I bought a small batch of plants last year, which was my first time. Obviously, I was happy with my purchase then, which is why I didn't hesitate to buy here again this year. I did start my plant shopping a little late so a lot of what I wanted were sold out. But there's always next time. Thanks, Evergreen Nursery!Company representative comment on May 11, 2013: On May 11, 2013 7:58 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
That's wonderful to hear!! Between the ridiculous order volume we have experienced this year, and the extra effort we try to put into packing & shipping our orders, you had to wait a little longer to receive your order than we would generally like. Thank you for your patience - I hope that the plants were worth the wait, lol.
The unexpected volume increase has also left us sold out of many items, which we will try to get back in stock as soon as we can.....and hopefully be able to keep them in stock for a longer period of time next season.
Thank you for your business, and for taking the time to let us know you were pleased with your order.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
awwwsweet Allen, TX (Zone 8a) (1 review) April 24, 2013
On 4/8/13 I ordered a number of threadleaf arborvitae (size 2), and a couple types of dayliles. They arrived today, 4/24/13. I was excited about my order and anxious to get them, but Evergreen was very clear on their website about delays in shipping times due to how many orders they had and sent my order within the expected timeframe.
I was so pleased with the plants when they arrived! First, the packaging was superb. The delivery company didn't do such a hot job of delivering the box in the correct position, but Evergreen had individually tied every single plant in place and nothing was harmed. The arborvitae were just beautiful and completely healthy. The daylilies had a couple leaves with slight browning on the ends, but they were obviously strong and healthy. All items were very carefully wrapped and were a little larger than I had anticipated (which I think was simply due to the delay in shipping).
I had been very close to buying plants from several other places when I came across davesgarden.com and discovered that all of them had very bad reviews. I found terrific reviews on Evergreen Nursery and decided to see what they had, and I am very glad I did. I wish they had more of the other items I am looking for because I would buy from them again in a heartbeat. Very happy with my order!Company representative comment on April 25, 2013: On Apr 25, 2013 7:49 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi there - very glad you decided to give us a try!!
At the peak of the busy spring season, order shipping turn around time can get a little longer than we like. One big reason ( besides the insane number of orders flying in, lol ) is the extra bit of time we take to package our orders in the very safest manner possible. As you noticed, counting on the the parcel companies ( we've tried 'em all ) is a risky proposition......so we really do try & go the extra mile to package our orders so they can arrive on our customers' door steps in top condition.
I hope that all of your plants do exactly as you expect them to. Those Canadian Border Patrol Daylilies are one of my personal favorites!!
Once again....thanks for giving us a chance. Hope we can help you again in the future.
I ordered a golden leyland cypress, blue ice arizona cypress, sky rocket juniper and a cryptomeria "elegans". All the plants came in perfect condition. Each plant was wrapped and tied down to the box so that it does move during shipping. I just have a recommendation to anyone who orders from this nursery: order size 2 plants. The plants that were size 2 were three times bigger or more than the size one plants and only a couple dollars extra. For example the size 2 cryptomeria was almost 4 feet tall while the size 1 leyland cypress was only 6 inches tall. The prices were great, beter than any local nursery or big box store I will definitely order again.
melody Benton, KY (Zone 7a) (41 reviews) January 22, 2013
What a great experience! I ordered a special shrub for a new baby in the family and I couldn't have been more pleased. Communication was prompt and friendly, letting me know that the January weather was delaying shipment for a few days, as they would prefer not to stress plants further in bad conditions. I was kept in the loop and updated when my plant was ready to ship. Fed-Ex just delivered a robust, healthy plant. Packaging was excellent and there wasn't so much as a broken needle in the box. I'm quite pleased with my whole experience and will be a repeat customer.Company representative comment on January 22, 2013: On Jan 22, 2013 6:22 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi Melody!! I am very, very glad to hear that the Gold Lace Juniper arrived in good shape - and especially glad that you're pleased with it. I looked 'em all over as best I could to try & find a super nice one to celebrate Baby's arrival. I hope it serves it's purpose beautifully, and for a long, long time lol.
Maybe one day you can send me us a picture of her standing in front of the plant after they both grow up some, lol. Take care - thanks for the business.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
tsabatini Palisades, NY (2 reviews) October 5, 2012
I've now placed four orders with Evergreen in Tennessee -- be careful reading the reviews, as there are quite a few "Everygreens" around.
As this is Fall planting season, the plants arrived along with groups of plants from other, vastly more expensive and "high profile" nurseries.
I could not get over the quality of the product - beautiful, healthy sturdy shrubs and trees...and better-than-expected sizes....not a sickly one in the bunch. Superior packaging (at a very reasonable rate) and tremendous customer service. I immediately placed another two orders.
Unfortunately, I've become accustomed to having to nurse along new arrivals, but these were strong, well-cared-for superior plants, at a price that went as low as 20% of what the fancier nurseries were charging for smaller, weaker and badly packaged items.
'Just can't say enough good things about them - the website is informative, thorough and simple to both navigate and understand.
Buy something small just to try them out - you'll return again and again Company representative comment on October 6, 2012: On Oct 6, 2012 9:30 AM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for the kind remarks - glad you've been very pleased with your orders!! We really do try to give our customers top quality plants at very fair, reasonable prices.
Feel free to send us some pics of things as they grow - always neat to see just where our plants end up calling "home", lol.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
mirpeg Lansdowne, PA (2 reviews) September 11, 2012
I was so happy to find inexpensive trees for my sizeable project by using Dave's Garden resources. My Evergreen Nursery order of 44 junipers, spartan, moonglow and skyrocket were delivered in a timely manner and were well packaged and beautiful.
All trees were slightly larger than I expected and look lush and healthy. I transplanted them immediately into roomy pots until they go into the ground which will be shortly. I would order from Evergreen Nursery again in a flash - great experience.Company representative comment on September 11, 2012: On Sep 11, 2012 5:37 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you for your business - and for taking the time to let us know that you were pleased with your order from our nursery!! I hope that you enjoy them for years to come.
Don't hesitate to give me a yell if there's anything else I can help you with in the future.
Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery
Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) (46 reviews) June 27, 2012
This has been a wonderful transaction. I ordered three mini crape myrtles and received an order confirmation immediately after placing the order online. The next day I received shipping notification. Today, two days after placing the order, the plants arrived. They were packed perfectly - no loss of soil, no broken branches, rootballs still moist. The plants are the size expected, well-branched, and appear to be very healthy. It's a happy day!Company representative comment on June 27, 2012: On Jun 27, 2012 7:42 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi Pinetucky! Very glad to hear that the Crape Myrtles made it to you with no problems. I'm sure that they were very happy to see you too!! Hope you enjoy them for years to come - feel free to send us some pics on down the road, ok?
Happy 4th ( early, lol )
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
Cearbhaill Russell, KY (Zone 6b) (16 reviews) June 4, 2012
Posted on June 19, 2011, updated June 4, 2012
Posted on August 4, 2008, updated June 19, 2011
I did everything wrong when I ordered 44 conifers from Evergreen Nursery.
I ordered for shipment during the hottest week of the entire year, I specified a different shipping date, and then had the nerve to email and ammend my order after having sent it. I really did not know what to expect for a $5-10 conifer, but as they had a few of the more hard to find varieties of some things I wanted in stock I took a chance.
I was extremely happy when I opened those boxes. Not one brown branch or broken stem in the lot of them. The sizes were about what I expected with a few being larger than I expected. Each and every plant of the 44 I purchased were exceedingly happy and clearly very well grown- they were just screaming with good health. I really have never seen such happy little plants- it made quite an impression on me as they are literally lush and have obviously never wanted for anything!
They were very well packaged- tied into place and easy to unpack. I do wish they had been individually labeled as it was a bit of a puzzle to match numbers of plants to names on the invoice, but I got them sorted out in short order and into the ground they went. I have no doubt that they will grace my property for years- the roots were healthy and they are all off to a fine start.
I will definitely be ordering again!On June 19th, 2011, Cearbhaill added the following:
Two more orders received from Evergreen Nursery this spring and they were all as happy as the last time.
I absolutely love this place!On June 4th, 2012, Cearbhaill added the following:
Another year and another couple of orders from Darren at Evergreen Nursery. This time I had one tiny broken plant which Darren cheerfully replaced with no questions asked.
They clearly understand how to make customers happy so that we continue to order from them.
Evergreen Nursery is and will continue to be my go to vendor for young conifers- I love them!
Order with confidence.Company representative comment on June 19, 2011: On Jun 19, 2011 4:05 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you so much for your continued business - glad to hear that everything is doing well for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime if there is anything I can do for you in the future.
Darren - Evergreen Nursery
sunshimmer Shamokin, PA (Zone 6b) (4 reviews) May 15, 2012
I recently ordered 4 nandina firepower plants and 3 Nandina heavenly bamboo bushes from Evergreen Nursery. They were shipped very quickly and arrived in a few days after ordering. I opened the box to find some very beautiful, large, and healthy plants. Unfortunately, the UPS driver stood the box up on end and two of the Heavenly bamboo were severely damaged even though Evergreen Nursery had packed and tied the plants so carefully. I sent them an email and Darren offered to replace the 2 damaged plants. They sent them out very quickly and they arrived the following week. Again, I opened the box to find 2 very large beautiful healthy plants. They replaced the original plants with 2 of the same size and quality plants like I had ordered. I will definitely be ordering from Evergreen Nursery again and referring a few friends as well. Great healthy plants in good sizes and excellent customer service. Just the kind of company I was looking for. Company representative comment on May 15, 2012: On May 15, 2012 7:03 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi there - thank you so much for the kind remarks. I'm very glad that I was able to take care of you, and truly hope that you enjoy your Nandinas for years to come!!
hanoverman Hanover, MD (Zone 7a) (2 reviews) April 26, 2012
First time buyer who will definitely order again. Good price. Nice plants - larger than expected. Excellent packaging. Thanks!!Company representative comment on April 26, 2012: On Apr 26, 2012 5:07 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi there!! Glad to hear that everything arrived to you in good shape, and that you're pleased with your Nandinas.
I also really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments regarding your first shopping experience with our nursery. Hopefully we can help you again in the near future with your planting needs. Happy Planting!!
Very satisfied first time customer! The three conifers that I ordered arrived picture perfect, and quite fast. They were well packaged. My only complaint would be the shipping rate, but that probably is not in the companys controll. I'm sure that I will order more from this company in the future. Thanks Evergreen Nursery.Company representative comment on April 5, 2012: On Apr 5, 2012 8:10 AM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hi there!! Glad to hear that everything arrived to you in good shape, and especially glad to hear that you are pleased with your first order from our nursery. I do hope that we can help you with your planting needs again in the future.
I do wish that shipping costs would come down some too but, you are correct, that is more or less out of our control, lol. UPS ( or any other courier, for that matter ) keep inching up their rates.....with the fuel cost being their main "reason".
Thanks again for your business - it is truly appreciated.
This was a first time order and Darren emailed a few times to make sure that I wanted the order this early and got the plants I wanted. The plants arrived today in excellent condition and beautiful plants. I will be checking Evergreen first for any future orders. Company representative comment on March 1, 2012: On Mar 1, 2012 8:29 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Hey there - glad to hear that everything arrived to you in good shape!! Just let me know if there's anything else I can help you with on down the road. Feel free to send me some pics as they grow, ok??
I have been ordering from this company for 5 or 6 years now. My evergreens are always securely packed and in great condition upon arrival. The Carolina Sapphires I received from them this week were about a foot taller than expected, and the most beautiful silver-blue.
So far I have bought Green Giants, Crape myrtles, and 15 cypress. They are all thriving! Awesome company.Company representative comment on February 18, 2012: On Feb 18, 2012 9:15 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Glad everything made it to you in good shape again - told ya I would pick out some beauties for you, lol. Glad you were pleased with them. I'm sure everything will settle in to their new home just fine.....you've done a good job with everything so far. Happy planting!!!
Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery
olyshed Bell Hill, WA (1 review) December 23, 2011
Very professional and yet personal service. Requested that my order be received prior to Christmas so we could plant prior to departing on trip-I wasn't optimistic that this could happen- but they did! The order was shipped promptly and packaged beautifully! Love this company and will use them for future orders.Company representative comment on December 23, 2011: On Dec 23, 2011 7:24 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:
Thank you very much guys!! Glad we could get it done for you in time. Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can be of any help to you in the future.