On Sep 11, 2010, NGW Farmington Hills, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
The plant I received was fraudulently small for the price extorted -- and in a huge box. A waste of my money and of a good portion of a perfectly good tree for the 3 foot tall cardboard box holding the six inch plant. From the reviews here, I gather that my experience was not typical or that there are a lot of inexperienced mail-order gardeners who have never ordered from a reputable mail order nursery and received that for which they paid. It's all relative.
On Jun 1, 2009, avidgardener8 Larchmont, NY wrote:
I ordered one Clematis lanuginosa Candida which was shipped to me in late April in a timely fashion. I have grown this variety of clematis successfully for over 25 years.
The plant was disappointing. It was immature and not a two year old plant as represented on the web site. The vine was short (about 6 -8 inches ), very fragile, and poorly staked. Some soil was scattered in the package probably because the shipper did not keep it upright. In addition, the root system was poorly developed.
I did not contact Garden Crossings because the the plant was alive when I received it and the time period to contact them expired quickly.