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On Apr 10, 2013, oosa Northbrook, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I just received my order of a dozen Juneberries/Saskatoons (amelanchier alnifolia). They are all alive and well - buds are just starting to turn green. They are 1-2 inches tall, hair-thin. Just very tiny and not as strong and they could be. All is good overall. Why neutral? Not sure if I would order from them again. I've had better quality plants from other online sources.
5 yrs ago we ordered hazelberts...two..they were scrawny upon arrival and have not grown much over the last 5 yrs..no nuts yet..plenty of 'catkins', but nothing even closely resembling a flower or nut. The plant turns a pretty color in the fall, but I was told these were 3 yr plants when we ordered..and still, we wait.
Not sure I would order from these folks again. They arrived in Upper Michigan a bit early for planting so they had to stay in the dark storage shed for several months.
I ordered several apple trees, hazelnut trees, grapes, blueberries and a red currant plant from St. Lawrence this year. Most of the apple trees were small with a very small root system, and a few were very oddly shaped. One tree was in kind of a "Z" shape and planting that one was a challenge- especially when it came time to add a tree guard. The grapes were all substandard. the hazels (hazelberts), blueberries and currant were normal. I have ordered the same plants from this company in the past, so I have a valid frame of reference. I ordered a little late- 2/20/10, so maybe the choicest plants were gone. If that's the case, the price should have been reduced.About half of the grapes died. I would order from them again, but with caution.
I placed my first order with this company after hearing good reviews from coworkers & a warning from my local nursery. the plants arrived at the end of April (a little late in my book) and had started to leaf out. One of the four plants had a wonderful root size and was as large as described. The others were pitiful--especially the currants that were advertised as 1-2 ft in actuality were 8" sticks with a few roots hanging off the lower 4 inches. Hopefully they will survive....have serious doubts though.
On June 8th, 2006, bemidjigreen added the following: