On Jun 28, 2013, bodyworkgoddess Maryville, TN wrote:
Posted on June 22, 2013, updated June 28, 2013
I have ordered three times from Edible Landscaping since last fall. My third order arrives next week, will update if it somehow changes my opinion but so far I love this company. Unique plants that arrive healthy at my home. The shipping is a little higher but the packaging shows why. Completely protected plants, worth the extra cost. The ones that I have already are blackberries and yellow and red alpine strawberries. The prices for the plants I find to be excellent. The order that arrives next week has currants, jujube, persimmon, wintergreen & yellow raspberries. Hoping to report back that all are fabulous!
On June 28th, 2013, bodyworkgoddess added the following:
Update. I am completely impressed now that I have received my third order. The box that arrived was 6.5 ft tall and loaded with healthy plants. The contorted jujube makes me smile each time I see it. I would also like to say that the shipping isn't as expensive as it appeared to be before. I got a large order and the shipping was just $30. 3 double gold raspberries 2.75"pots, ichci ki kei jiro oriental persimmon 3/4 gallon, contorted jujube 3 gallon, Russian pomegranate salavatski quart pot, wintergreen 2" pot, black velvet gooseberry 2" pot and a cherry red currant quart pot. Plants $135.50, total $165.50. Highly recommend. Daydreaming about what other additions I can add to our garden from EL.
Received a large order of various edibles like figs, pineapple guava, blueberries, a pawpaw, a filbert, and some other things. They are all gorgeous! I got way more for my money than I expected. All shipped very well with no damage. Couldn't recommend Edible Landscaping more.
I've placed and received 2 or 3 mail orders from EL, all completely positive, some with a couple dozen items. I also visited the nursery and got some things late last year. I think they're great, and if I ever did have any problems (which I'm sure will happen with them as with any nursery sooner or later), I'm very confident that they'd make things right. One thing that I think is especially notable about EL is that they do a really outstanding job of helping people find plants that will actually do well for them. For example, while I was there I heard the owner tell an employee to take some perfectly healthy trees out of inventory and not to sell any more because the fruit was just too disease prone.
On Nov 21, 2012, GPBurdell Kennesaw, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
So far so good. Received 3 trees and an herb. The Che and Yuzu and the herb were very healthy. Perfect in fact. The pomogranate was dormant as expected so the jury will wait until the spring. It takes them about 48 to 72 hours to respond to email, but they have always reponded. What is most intriguing about them is that they have a broad collection of stuff I can't find in any one place. Sure I can get a goji on one site, josta at another ... But then I hit a shipping min at every site. If these plants develop as expected I will be ordering many more. I wish I lived in VA so I could drop by.
I received my shipment a number of weeks ago. Everything was healthy and green then and they are healthy and green now. I was particularly pleased with the Dogwood 'seedling' which was two feet tall and very well developed. I look forward to ordering from them again.
On May 26, 2012, cramsey1 Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:
This is my first experience with Edible Landscapes. I found their website when I was looking for a special Blackberry Plant. They did not have what I was looking for but they did had two other berry plants I had never heard of. I wanted to try them and they were the only source on the internet that I could find that had the Schultz Thornless Black Berry and the Wyeberry (a rare black berry red raspberry cross that is suppose to be more winter hardy than the Tayberry). Their website said that the Schultz Thornless plants would not be ready to ship until May 7, 2012. I ordered all my plants on April 14, 2012. They called and said that they might not have the Wyeberry plant but if they were able find one they would include it in the shipment. When I had not heard from them by May 12, I called them and left a voice message and asked about when I might expect the shipment. When I did not get a call back from them by May 14th, I sent an email for a follow up or the shipment date. On May 15th I got an email back saying the plants would be shipped on May 21, 2012. On May 18th, I got a phone call from a lady at Edible Landscapes saying she was following up on my phone call the previous week and wanted to let me know that the plants were being shipped on May 21, 2012. I laughed and thanked her for the call. I told her I had gotten an email response from them the previous Friday giving me the same information. I thanked her for following up with me and said that in the future I would send emails because they got responded to faster. On Monday May 21st, I received an email confirmation saying my plants had been sent by FedEx and gave the tracking number with the link to FedEx. I was able to track my shipment from the time it was sent to the time it arrived. The plants arrived safe and very well packaged five days later. They were larger than I expected some of the plants were in bloom and already had small berries on them. They were also well rooted for a good start this year. I planted them the day they arrived. I was happily surprised to find that they had found a Wyeberry plant in a large container and included it in my shipment. I am very pleased with the quality and size of their plants. Their customer service was good and the speed of shipment was excellent. I can highly recommend them.
I have ordered several times from this company and I can say I would order again, for several reasons.
My last order was for Chicago figs (2x). The trees arrived rather on the small side but I am OK with that. The first shipment as virtually destroyed by UPS. I took a picture of the box and the product and sent it to them, then followed with a phone call. I was amazed at how quickly the product was replaced (small again but in good condition).
I do understand that it can be tricky ordering through the Web (damaged shipments/delays/etc) but this company is good to their plants and prompt at problem resolution.
On Feb 10, 2012, OldChurchEggery Mechanicsville, VA wrote:
I've ordered from Edible Landscaping twice and have been pleased with what I got, despite the fact some of the plants are no longer with me. My first order was in spring 2010. I bought three blueberry plants and two cherries. 2010 was also one of the hottest, driest summers we've had in Virginia in a long time. Our well ran dry and so I wasn't able to water my plants like I wish I could have. Despite that, two of my blueberries managed to survive, though they did suffer some considerable dieback. They've recovered somewhat (it's now early 2012) and I'm hoping that they're now back on track to bloom and fruit next season.
My second order came in April of last year, 3 cherry trees and 10 strawberry plants. The cherries were in bloom when they arrived (they were 3 gal. size) and I even got to eat a few Rainiers! Our cow bit the tops off of them one day when she got loose, so I'm hoping they'll leaf back out okay this year. I like supporting a Virginia business and am happy with what I've gotten from Edible Landscaping.
Posted on June 3, 2011, updated June 23, 2011
Posted on June 2, 2011, updated June 3, 2011
Pros: I recently purchased 4 Lingonberry plants and 2 Sunshine Blueberry plants (3 gallon size). All of the plants were healthy, and the blueberry plants were packed with fruits. Can't wait for them to ripen fully. They also told me that the currant bushes I ordered (3 gallon) did not look so good, so they removed that from the order. I appreciated their honesty.
Cons: After I got the first order, I called and placed another order for a Jostaberry (3 gallon) and a Legacy Blueberry (3 gallon). I specifically asked Michael (about the Legacy) and Kay (about the Jostaberry) if the plants were healthy and fruiting, to which they each responded 'Yes'. Well, neither is flowering or fruiting. The Jostaberry is too small and spindly to set fruit this year. The blueberry plant is about 3.5' tall, looks spindly and doesn't even have fruiting buds. It has 5 unripe berries on the whole plant, and almost half of the stems look dead (they are very dark, and again, no fruiting buds, not even leaves or flowers!). Poor pathetic plant. I will do my best to bring it back.
The whole point of me ordering online and paying shipping charges as opposed to picking up plants from my local nursery was that Edible's plants were supposed to be larger and fruiting. I regret placing the second order.
More cons: They do not send notification e-mails with tracking #'s, so you never really know when to expect your package. I called a few times to get my delivery dates, and was given the wrong dates. Why is this important to me? Because I'd like to be home when my plants arrive so I can re-pot them asap, and not have them sitting out in the sun all day til I get home late at night.
I don't think I will order from them online again. If I were in the VA area, I might swing by in person to see if they had any good plants. Going forward, I am sticking with my local nursery, even though they have a smaller selection than Edible.
On June 3rd, 2011, Anna21 changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
I am changing my review to 'negative' now since Edible should have known better than to send me 2 pathetic looking plants, especially after I specifically requested healthy fruiting plants. As for the blueberry plant. I have never seen a potted blueberry plant that had some bare twigs on it (bare- no leaves, no buds, no flowers, nothing) in June. After I remove them (they look like dead branches) the plant will be even more spindly and pathetic looking. The other branches have leaves, but no flowers, no buds, no fruit (whole plant only has 5 fruits). BUYER BEWARE.On June 23rd, 2011, Anna21 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Now I am updating this to POSITIVE!!! Michael (I believe he is the owner) of Edible sent me 2 replacement plants- a very healthy looking blueberry and a very healthy looking jostaberry. I didn't ask for replacement plants, and wasn't expecting any, but I was was thrilled when I got them. This shows that they take customer service very seriously, and have integrity when dealing with customers. I will definitely order from them again & recommend them to friends.
On Apr 20, 2011, onewish1 Denville, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
I just received my order from Edible Landscaping.. the figs look wonderful and the packing was secure.. in fact I plan on recycling the box for plants I am sending to a friend.. I took photos & they are posted in my diary .. looking forward to some yummy fruit and future orders!!!
On Apr 10, 2011, AngelDance Callands, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Last Spring (2010), I drove to Afton to make a large purchase from Edible Landscaping as it is not too far from me. I purchased:
9 Blueberries (3 ea early, mid-season and late)
12 Black Elderberry
1 Yellow elderberry (as a cross pollinator)
1 weeping mulberry tree
3 Meyer lemon trees
3 Lime trees
1 avocado tree
1 olive tree
6 grape vines (2 each of 3 varieties)
3 native paw paw trees
14 fruit trees (sweet cherry, peach, apple-different varieties)
10 Joel bush cherries
12 asparagus crowns
1 large Arp rosemary
Some assorted 4" pot of herbs
Rather than pay shipping on this large order, we opted to drive up and get them. It took 2 trips: one in our station wagon and one in the Ford F250 to get them all.
Despite some small communication mishaps (all dealt with courteously and efficiently), we picked up all our plants, brought them home and planted them. All were in beautiful condition.
Fast forward one year. Everything but the yellow elderberry not only survived, but thrived. The Yellow elderberry fell victim to my 15 year old mowing the lawn too fast (speed demon!! LOL)
On Aug 30, 2010, clpgirl Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I found Edible Landscaping in my search for Day Avocado. To say I am delighted would be an understatement. The tree I purchased is HUGE and healthy. Though it will be overwintered in a GH, it has done beautifully for the past month in a container in my yard. I also ordered a hops vine, which transplanted with no difficulty, and is healthy, and vigorous. Packing was great, phone communication very helpful, and speedy delivery. I will return next spring for several other items. Five stars from me!
I ordered 2 jujube trees from here. They came quickly and were in good shape, well packed. The only issue was that I ordered a Li and a Lang, and got 2 Langs.
I contacted them and they sent a new Li tree right away. I asked them if they wanted me to ship the other back, and they said no. So though there was difficulty, the items were much better than those I've ordered elsewhere and in good shape.
I can't argue with the way they handled it...so good job overall!
I had very positive experiences with Edible Landscaping from several orders.
Good sized healthy plants. Very well packaged....
In 2004 a bought a " Ulm apricot". It grow fast and well but this year the blooming was definitively not a Ulm, so I email them to let them know that this tree was never grafted.
They replied fast and send me a "real " one the very next week, Gallon size and promising.
I was very pleased and will buy from E.L. again.
We drove up to the nursery last Thursday, having found their website and realising it was only a 2 hour drive from where we live.
The place appeared organized and well run and more importantly, everything they had for sale looked extremely healthy. We bought 14 plants for $400 and change total, and with the exception of the 1 gallon pawpaw's which I'd say was about average, everything was bigger and more developed than you would expect for the pot size. The one quart $16 olive tree was 2.5 feet and probably 2 years old, the 1 gallon coffee plant looks as if it might yield a crop next summer already and the 3 gallon contorted jujube had a trunk with over a half inch calliper. Everything that did not immediately go into the ground had to be repotted since the plants were already too big for the pots they were sold in.
The owner showed us around, helped us make our selections and offered fresh persimmons from the many large trees growing amongst the greenhouses.
A pricing error on the internet was honoured without us even asking, leading to a $20 discount on a Novak Dwarf Banana.
I can't comment on their shipping practises, but in terms of the nursery itself and the plants they sell we were very impressed.
Can't wait to go back in the spring (or possibly sooner ...)
I ordered 3 raspberry plants and a medlar tree. The plants were packed very well and arrived in excellent condition. They even upgraded the size of the raspberries I ordered. The information sent with the order was very helpful and informative. I'll definitely order from them again.
On Apr 28, 2009, nini1953 Gloucester County, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered 3 Blueberry plants and 2 fig plants from Edible Landscaping this year. The individuals that I spoke with before I ordered and when I actually ordered could not have been more pleasant to deal with.They were willing to discuss the survivability of certain varieties that I was thinking about planting, and the young lady who took my order was willing to discuss the flavor profiles of the fig plants they carried to help me decide which ones I actually wanted to order. The potted plants arrived well packed and were in wonderful shape with little or no breakage. I look forward to ordering from this company again.
I ordered from them based on a recommendation from a fellow gardener. My plants arrived last week as promised and I was very pleased with how healthy they looked, their nice size and the careful way they were packed.
Wow! That was fast!! I ordered a red currant bush and Surround spray last week, and it arrived today. The bush is extremely healthy looking, almost 2 years old (1 gallon), and it was packaged with great care. The Surround spray is hard to find, and it was reasonably priced at Edible Landscaping, and shipping charges were not exorbitant either. They were very nice to speak with on the phone too. I definitely hope to do business with them again. :)
I've ordered about 5 times from Edible Landscaping. Each time the order arrived promptly and I've been impressed with the plants. Only once did I get a call asking if I was OK with a substitute because something wasn't available and ironically I wanted the substitute more - it just wasn't on the website. I've called and added to an order at the last minute too and all was handled extremely well. All plants have arrived in great packaging and good condition. I'll order from them again.
On Sep 17, 2008, Dorr_n_PolkGA Rockmart, GA wrote:
I just got my order today and I only ordered last week! And I'm so excited because I finally got my Flying Dragon citrus tree!!! It's been on my list for awhile now. Very nice package, though a little hard to remove all that tape around the pot. I had ordered two other plants as well, a cranberry and sweet bay laurel, both packaged similarly and all with plenty of dirt. And I was kinda surprised as to the size of the plants, definitely larger than I was expecting to get. I'm not sure if I'll order again just because they don't have else on my list, but I definetly would they did.
On September 25th, 2008, Dorr_n_PolkGA changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
Edited - September 25-2008
I'm changing my feedback to neutral...I had realized that the "Flying Dragon" plant I received had very straight thorns, which are supposed to be curved so i called and spoke with a woman, I didn't catch her name. She said she would speak to Owner and get back to me by email, that was 2 days ago, I've yet to see an email. She said it may be because it's a young plant, but I'm skeptical. I'll wait a few more days and if I haven't received an email I will call again. But all the plants themselves are fine.On October 1st, 2008, Dorr_n_PolkGA changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Hadn't received an email, unless it got spammed by my server, so I called back. I was correct, I did not have a flying dragon and they informed me that they had shipped one my way. YAY!!! Going back to Positive where it shall stay.
We ordered 3 persimmon trees and a couple of dwarf pomegranate. They were nicely packaged but one of the persimmon trees was basically a stick in dirt...no roots, nothing. My husband called and they sent a replacement almost immediately. I don't recall the details, but it seems that something was wrong with the replacement so my husband made another call. At that point, if I were an Edible Landscaping employee, I would have been reluctant to send YET another replacement, but they promised to do so in a couple weeks. A little over a week later one was mailed and everything is great. I commend them on their pleasantness and trusting that we weren't making up stories (although we would have sent digital pictures if necessary!). We'll definitely order from them again in the future...although they might prefer that we NOT do that! :-)
On Jan 5, 2008, ket0276 Aurora, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered a coffee plant as a Christmas present for my husband. Unfortunately, their website was down, but they responded quickly to my email with a phone number to call. The csr was very helpful, and I received my order in 1 week for the regular shipping charge, which was impressive, given it was the week before Christmas. I was also impressed by how carefully packaged the plant was, and how healthy it looked. I'm not sure how it will fare as a houseplant, but if it doesn't thrive, it was through no fault of the company. I'm looking forward to ordering some more plants in the spring.
I am pleased with this company's products and customer service. I ordered four blueberries earlier in the year, and they arrived in good shape. I just ordered and received Tristar strawberries in four inch pots. The plants were robust and well-rooted. Good customer service on the phone. Will order again from this company!
Great selection of products and information. I am so excited to have found some items like cranberries that I can experiment with. The care with which they pack everything is impressive, especially compared to other online vendors. At first I was concerned about the size of the plants because they seemed small; however, I know that the root system of a plant is exponentially much more important than anything you can see above ground, and the roots were all healthy and well developed when I planted.
I was disappointed slightly w/ their customer service. I emailed a question and did not get a response for quite some time; so, I called instead. It took a few days to finally get someone (since my message had not been returned, either), but once I did the woman whom I spoke w/ was helpful and I placed my entire order over the phone.
They did have a product (Goji berry) that I found a post about on their forum, and when I called they confirmed. I thought it might be dead when it arrived...very few leaves at all...but it has since done incredibly well -- that speaks to me to the health and care of the plant to establish great root systems that can overcome dropped foliage, shipping, etc.
Part of my order was backordered, and it took a month or so to get here -- but the second shipment just arrived today and I am satisfied. Another portion was just cancelled w/ an 'order again next year--out of stock' message; although disappointed, I certainly understand and appreciate the time they took to write me a note to explain the situation.
Overall, I am satisfied and will consider them for future purchases, especially because of their niche.
On Jul 28, 2007, RedClay007 Richmond, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered a grafted PawPaw, 'Mango', and a native strawberry plant. Both arrived in excellent condition, and the pawpaw has already grown 2 feet in it's first growing season. Great selection of fruiting plants.
On Jun 15, 2007, escubed Brookline, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
Just received our order of a fig tree and wintergreen plants. The plants arrived when promised. The package was prepared with care and the plant material arrived in excellent condition. We were impressed by the quality of the plants!
On Jun 1, 2007, Tplant Pembroke Pines, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
Yesterday, I recieved two Blueberry plants that were in excellent condition. The packing was perfect and the plants looked like they were just transplanted that moment. All this and they were in transit for three days. The berries were larger than I anticipated. Prior to this order I ordered and recieved a Persimmons tree which was also larger than I expected and also in excellent condition. They are, as far as I am concerned, the best that I have ever done business with pertaining to live plants and I shall continue to do so....
On May 16, 2007, glendalekid Tuscaloosa, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered an Issai kiwi, 3 gallon size, and twelve 4 1/2" potted asparagus plants. They arrived well packed and in good condition. The kiwi is especially nice.
The asparagus plants are small seedlings - I should have read the description more closely. However, for plants in 4 1/2" pots I really expected them to be larger. These would have been more appropriate in the smaller 2 1/2" pots. Personally, I suspect that all the asparagus plants are alike, and you get them in the pot you ordered, as ordering the larger pots does not seem to get larger plants. This was a disappointment.
Whether I will order again from them, I do not know. If they have something I cannot get elsewhere, maybe.
On Apr 24, 2007, CoreHHI Bluffton, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:
Ordered a sweet pomegranate from this company in Feb. and I recieved it the week of April 16. It was cold when I ordered and they just said they start shipping in the beginning of April which is fine. Plant it's self was decent size I wouldn't say big. Packaging was great, tall cardboard box with the pot firmly held in. Top of the pot was all taped up which held the soil in and the plant was staked up by two poles.
Condition of the plant was perfect. The soil was moist and loose and the roots were the best I have seen on a plant I've bought. For that matter better than what I've grown myself. LOL.
I saw a few people on here that had a problem with shipping dates. I wouldn't like it if i ordered a plant and I wasn't told that it was unavailble for the near future. On the other hand some times this stuff just takes time, you need to relax. I bought a couple of exotic hibiscus in Feb. and the company said they started shipping in the beginning of April. Last week I e-mailed them saying I know it's been cold but I would like to get an idea when my plants were showing up and I haven't heard from them yet. Two days later they simply said the cold is slowing down the plants and they don't ship them till they were up to their specs. I'm slated for May 21 shipping and I'm fine with that. I'm after a less then common hibiscus and I don't want them to rush things because " I have to have them planted by ..." . I care more about what exactly I'm getting then when exactly it shows up, within reason.
On Feb 22, 2007, Chicago_Burbs North Aurora, IL wrote:
In May of 2006, I placed an order (copied below) for some asparagus, blueberries and raspberries. I also ordered some blueberries and raspberries from another popular mail order company (Stark Bros.)
First of all, I emailed back and forth half a dozen times with questions before placing the order. I was pleased with their responses and speed.
When the plants arrived, I was amazed at their size and health. Now, I had already received the other companies plants and they seemed fine - until I received the plants from Edible Landscaping. These were far superior.
They all grew wonderfully last year. I'm a big fan of Edible Landscaping and would highly recommend them.
3 Jersey Knight - Asparagus Size: 4 1/2inch pot - $3
2 Sunshine Blue Blueberry Size: Quart - $10
1 Heritage Red Fall Raspberry Size: 4.5 - $7
1 Caroline - Raspberry Size: 4.5 - $7
1 Anne - Raspberry Size: 4.5 - $7
1 Jewel Black Raspberry Size: 4.5 - $7
Totals Sub Total : $57.00
Shipping Type : Total Cost
Shipping : $11.40
Tax : $0.00
Total : $68.40
Very early on in the season I ordered two Rosemary plants from this company. They shipped them for me despite the fact that almost no other company was shipping plants at that time. The plants were much bigger than I expected, extremely well packaged and in excellent condition. Despite their e-mail communication being non-existent, I would definitely order from them again.
On May 16, 2006, adadia Glenmoore, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I just received my first order from Edible Landscaping, and I am very happy with the plants and the service. I received an email notification that they were shipping with a link to the UPS tracking website.Two of the plants I ordered are backordered, and I received a note explaining this and estimated ship dates for the backordered plants. In addition, they are delaying shipment of a persimmon because they feel it is too small. The plants I did receive are healthy, generously sized and packaged for shipping better than any mail order plants I have ever seen. Included with the plants were individuaI care guides for each type of plant I ordered, not just a generic booklet like most places send. I wish there was a rating better than positive, because this place really deserves it. I'm already planning my next order.
On June 29th, 2006, adadia added the following:
Today I received 2 of the 3 plants that had been backordered (a persimmon ['hanafuyu'] and a bush cherry [P. jaquemontii x japonica 'Joel'], neither of which I could find anywhere else) and a note that the che I ordered is now backordered until fall. (Normally it would irritate me to have a plant shipment date pushed back twice, but I am so pleased with the quality of the plants I have received that I am willing to wait, assuming the che will be as nice as the other plants they have sent. It also helps that Edible Landscaping has consistently notified me of the status of my order.) The bush cherry is a nice, large (for a quart pot) plant, but the persimmon was really worth waiting for. It is a beautiful specimen and very nicely sized, with a strong root system. I'm willing to forget all about the che being backordered twice if it looks as good as this persimmon does.
On May 6, 2006, Chills Saint Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:
This year marks the first time I have ordered from Edible Landscaping. I really like the forum section of the website where the owner and employees answer questions. I started out with just one plant, but I quickly added another couple, each one a plant unavailable elsewhere. My order included two plants in quart containers and a one gallon plant. Two of the plants have already been shipped, one of them was supposed to be a quart sized plant but was substituted by a gallon sized at no additional cost! (Thank you for that btw). An estimated shipping date was also sent for the plant that was unavailable at the time.
I received an email telling me the plants had been shipped. The packing was excellent and the upgrade at no additional cost shows a dedication to their customers. I have no doubnt that Edible Landscaping will be among the first sources I look to for unusual edibles in the future. I will post a follow-up to this posting when the second part of my shipment arrives.
I've made several purchases from Edible Landscaping. All the plants were high quality, carefully packed, and arrived in good condition. The few that didn't survive were replaced quickly and with no questions asked. Their customer service has always been friendly, sensible, and efficient.