I have ordered several bareroot thornless Honeylocusts from Miller's since the 1990's. All of them arrived as strong and healthy dormant plants.
They all lived except for one that was attacked by a pitbull. I have been gardening for four decades and know how to handle dormant plants. One of the Honeylocusts is about twenty feet tall now. I will continue to order from Miller's as my budget and space allow.
My browser "autofill" entered my workplace zipcode instead of my home zipcode when ordering Tristar strawberries and Heritage raspberries. Received a phone call from Miller Nurseries to a few days later to correct/confirm my address.
Received my order in good shape and in a timely manner. Hopefully I will have strawberries and raspberries to eat someday.
I ordered a modern 4n1 Apple tree, raspberries, and strawberries. It's been a couple weeks since planting and the strawberries are all showing new growth, and while the rasberries haven't shown growth I'm sure they will. Everything was packaged wonderfully.
The Macintosh graft on the apple tree had snapped off in shipping, but when I called they sent me a replacement without a problem. The busted tree went to my cousin, and I got a nice replacement tree in now time. A+ service, I will deal with them again. Don't be fooled by the discount guys, you won't get the fast shipment and the quality won't be nearly as good. I'll be dealing with Miller again in the future.
On Apr 13, 2013, SPIDERPAPA Cambridge Springs, PA wrote:
A positive experience does not do justice to the chinese chestnut tree I recieved! I needed this as a pollinator for my other tree as my pollinator for it got weed wacked. I was blown away by the size and condition of the tree they sent. I hope to buy more from them again and again.
On Mar 19, 2013, drobarr Hummelstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered two plants in spring 2012 from Miller Nurseries. A bare root black current as well as a Pixwell goosberry. Both were packaged well and good size(compared to Gurney's or Henry Fields) for the price and a good value. Both were planted and did well and are now established. Since then I have also ordered fertilizer which arrived promptly. I also ordered an almond for this season and waiting for it to arrive any day.
I have ordered from Miller's Nursery, over the last seven or eight years, two apple trees, a nectarine, a plum, two Carpathian walnuts, two Chinese chestnuts, two grape vines, and some Baltic ivy. All have arrived heathy and vigorous, well-packed, with adequate moisture, and correctly pruned. Being careful to plant them in accordance with the instructions in the extremely helpful pamphlet Miller's sends with every order, all of them, with one exception, have survived and are thriving. The exception was one of the newly-planted chestnuts, the death of which I put down to a week or so of unrelenting 100-degree plus weather in the summer of 2012. (One can hardly blame Millers for that.) Its twin, planted in forty feet away, managed to survive, but barely. Miller's will be sending a replacement for planting this spring. It appears to me that this family-owned company is concerned with its reputation, and I am very pleased with the quality and condition of the plants I have received from it.
On Jun 12, 2012, guitarzan Menomonee Falls, WI wrote:
I ordered some blueberry plants from this company. The delivery was quick, the plants arrived in great shape (of course they were dormant) and the return policy was stated in big letters on the package. They even sent out a very professional confirmation for my order. I will buy from this company again and again.
They earned my trust -- something I don't give out easily after dealing with other online nurseries (e.g. Farmers and the like).
Overall my experience with them has been generally positive. I've ordered berry plants from them over the last 2 years (aronia, elderberry, honey berry, goose berry, cranberry, currants). The plants arrive timely and carefully packaged, and most have done very well in the ground. I have had problems with their honey berry plants, which leaf out then quickly wither away, probably because they have almost no root structure to support them. However, Millers quickly replied to my request for replacements under their guarantee and sent them within a week.
On Jun 2, 2012, Honeybadger Honeoye Falls, NY wrote:
Over the years, I have purchased several varieties of bare root fruit trees from Miller Nursery, primarily apple and pear. Properly planted, these trees have always proved to be healthy and vigorous. I now have a healthy and productive home orchard comprised of fruit trees purchased from them. I have high degree of confidence in the quality of Millerís bare-root fruit trees, and they would be my first choice for additions to my orchard.
Sour Cherry Tree I purchased from Miller Nursery died. I contacted the company to inquire about their exchange policy. They were apologetic for my inconvenience and told me they are sending a replacement out. Top notch customer service! Will definately buy from them again because of that! Other nurseries-will charge you to ship the product back. Miller's did not. Thanks!
On May 15, 2012, RemyO Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
I've ordered from this company a few times over the years. I've purchased apple trees, grapes, blackberry, blueberry, strawberries. Everything has always been of good quality. This year, I order a strawberry plant mix (75 plants, 25 of each type) to replace the ones I bought years ago. They came with nice big healthy roots. Now I do live fairly close to where they are being shipped from so the plants are not traveling far in the mail. I obviously can not comment on boxes that are going farther away.
I recently ordered some Carpathian Walnuts and Elberta Peaches and I was happily surprised with how fast I received them. It wasn't an overnight deal but the wait wasn't as long as I thought it would be. This was NOT my first order from Miller's Nurseries, last year I bought some Apple trees as well as Strawberries (Pyramids) and I even drove out to Millers with the wife and we were well taken care of in the store, the employees were very helpful.
I thought the store would have been bigger but the lady at the counter explained that there was a warehouse out back that I could visit, which of course I did. I felt like a kid on Christmas Day, sadly the Mrs. wouldn't let me buy everything that I wanted right then. I will surely be ordering more from them as well as visiting. I am very excited to get some grapes up on the Millers farm in the "U-Pick"
I hope this review was helpful, pleasant gardening!
On Sep 10, 2011, alpinepeople North Zanesville, OH wrote:
My experience with Miller's this year was satisfactory. I ordered one Lacrosse, and one Corot Noir grape vines from them and they are doing terrific! Strong canes, roots, and it leafed out beautifully. This is the first time I have ordered from this company because I was a little "turned off" by their prices. BUT IT IS WORTH THE EXTRA. I cannot ask for any better quality. Last but certainly not least, they were packaged professionally and came with full instructions, and bamboo poles were provided for support. Can't wait to order for next springs arrival.
I have ordered from Miller's the last four years in a row. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the plants I have received with the exception of the raspberries. I am going to try one more time and pot them (planted directly the first three times) and see if I can get them better established before putting them out in the Texas heat. On the other hand my walnut trees (both Carpathian and Thomas Black) are exceptional as is the "sweeten up" peach. Every time I have called with a question or to order replacements I have been assisted by a very helpful and friendly representative. They are my mail order nursery of choice.
On May 27, 2011, ashmeadskernel Indianapolis, IN wrote:
I've only placed a few orders with this company for some 'standard' items. Read the reviews and do your own due dilligence when deciding what to order from them. I have not had a bad experience, but they just don't have the selection of some of those rare items that us old-timers are looking for. But, there are many other Nurseries in this country and lots of choices for filling your needs. Also, when ordering, verify your zones. I see too many people buying from online or mail-order businesses without verifying zones.
~Never challenge an old man, because if you lose, youíve lost to an old man, and if you win, so what?~
Posted on May 24, 2009, updated January 10, 2011
I've ordered from Miller a couple of times over several years. This year I ordered asparagus and 3 currant bushes. Everything looks great. One of the currants bloomed! I may get fruit this year...and they've only been in the ground 1.5 months.
About 5 years ago I ordered peaches and blueberries. The peaches are particularly noteworthy. The 3 peach trees are probably 12-15 feet tall. Last year I picked 25lbs of peaches. Great trees.
I am very selective about mail-ordering live plants. Miller is one of the few companies I will trust.
On January 10th, 2011, ricebeagle added the following:
I have always been happy with Miller products. In 2009 I purchased 3 Champagne currants and 50 asparagus plants. All are doing great. The currants bloomed and yield small amounts of fruit, and 1.5 years later are still going strong. The asparagus looked great during the summer of 2010, when it had only been in the ground one year. I've counted 46 of the 50 plants survived, which is pretty good considering that the year I planted them I neglected to weed them at all, and they became completely overgrown. In 2010 I made sure to clean it all up and mulch it, and the plants look super healthy. We are anticipating a huge harvest this year.
One of my 3 peaches died this year (girdled by a deer), the remaining peaches look great.
On Jun 25, 2010, allenst5 Chester, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on June 3, 2010, updated June 25, 2010
Posted on May 31, 2010, updated June 3, 2010
I ordered many different items from Miller this year, and I'm pleased to say that every thing arrived in great shape. Everything is growing well and the lady that took my order was absolutly fantastic to deal with. I have placed two other orders with them since the first. If it goes half as smooth i will be tickled.
On June 3rd, 2010, allenst5 added the following:
Received my second order, and it was every bit as good as the first. I received a netacrest necterine, a saturn peach, and a charles jolly lilac. They all arrived in excellent shape and are in the ground and doing well. On June 25th, 2010, allenst5 added the following:
Received my third order from Miller's last week. As with the rest it arrived quickly and in good shape. So far we have been pleased with all of the items we have received. I have seen several comments about them not answering e-mail, I really don't know about that. But I can tell you that every time I have called them they have been pleasant, proffesional, and answered all of my questions. My family will definatly order from Miller's again.
On Jun 17, 2010, Snellvillesama Snellville, GA wrote:
Miller Nurseries is very good company.
I bought blueberries and apricot.
To be honest, I was not happy of plants.
But when I told them, they fixed it until I am completely satisfied.
I am very happy now.
The way they shopping is excellent.
I can tell. Thay LOVE plants.
First off, they are really nice to deal with; they are professional, yet friendly.
I'm variable about their plants: I ordered 2 cranberry plants, a Northstar cherry, and two apple trees this year that are growing like weeds. The asparagus, not so much, but that's asparagus for you; I think I'll see it next year.
Let me start from the first things I've ordered from them.
2 semi-dwarf Stayman Winesap apples: semi-dwarf? incredibly vigorous (if I didn't prune them, they would be 20 feet tall, but winesaps need a pollinator and the past few years there has been a frost right at pollination time. I've gotten one apple and I think I may get another this year.
Black, red and white currants: don't plant their currants unless you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY love currants. I make wine from them, so it's okay.
I also have a Jostaberry, a German cross between the black currant (JOhannisbeere) and a gooseberry (STAchelbeere) -- it's sort of a gooseberry without the nasty thorns. I planted it 4 years ago and it is just now producing, while I was harvesting more black currants than I could use the year after I planted those.
Meader persimmon: I was worried, since most persimmons need a male pollinator. I had about 20 last year and I will have lots this year. It would be a lovely tree even without the fruit.
Pawpaws: they grow really slowly, but I actually got a flower on one this year.
Temperate kiwis: I got flowers on the male two years ago. Nothing since, and again, late frosts the past two years that fried the leaves.
Dwarf Orange quince: I've ordered 3 trees from them. One actually lasted 3 years before it died -- I actually got 15 fruit from that one last year. The other 2 keeled over almost immediately, planted in the best soil in my yard.
Highbush cranberry: late frosts have fried it every year. What's up with that? It's supposed to be native to this area.
Brown Turkey fig: it came up every year from the ground, but only 5 baby figs in August last year that never made it to maturity. Last fall I bundled it up with burlap, straw and black plastic and there are two-foot long sprouts on the branches now.
I had a terrible experience with another nursery, and purchased some fruit trees from Miller as a form of retail therapy. They came yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased with how they look. I bought 2 asian pears, a pawpaw, and 2 brown turkey figs and they were well packaged, obviously well cared for, and HUGE! They also came with excellent care and planting instructions, and their prices were really great. I immediately went to the website to see if I could buy anything more from them. :) They have restored my faith in mail order nurseries.
Posted on March 23, 2010, updated April 28, 2010
The apple trees arrived well branched and with a strong root system. I have ordered from them for years and have always been pleased with the quality of the plants that I have received. Without question I will order from them again.
On April 28th, 2010, rtucker607 added the following:
My second order which included 10 grape vines arrived in great shape. The vines were huge with large root systems and left no doubt but that someone took great care in all stages of production. There is a reason that we go back to them year after year and once again they have proved my judgement in relying on them correct.
I have placed an order with Miller's each of the last 2 years, and both times they have met or exceeded my expectations. The prices are reasonable compared to other mail-order companies, and their packaging method is great. This year I ordered 1 blackberry, 3 grapes, 1 currant, and 2 blueberries. When the plants arrived this week, they were larger than I had expected. The plants that I got from them last year are healthy as well. The only problem I had, a few of the raspberry plants I ordered last year did not show any signs of life within the first few weeks, so I called them and they sent out replacements, no questions asked. Their customer service is friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Miller's as a quality source.
I have been buying plants from Miller Nurseries for over 10 years. Only twice did I receive a dead or almost dead plant. Both times Miller replaced the plant or issued a replacement certificate. I highly recommend this company. And I will definitely buy from them again.
On Mar 30, 2010, cramsey1 Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:
This is the first time I have ordered from Millerís Nursery. I order 100 strawberry plants from the Best of Both Worlds strawberry collection. I got 50 Ozark and 50 Tribute strawberry plants. They arrived today. They were well wrapped and in excellent condition. They gave me about 60 plants of each. Most were very large and healthy. The plants were green and did not show any signs of having been in transit for too long. No slimy or rotted brown plants. They had well developed root systems and many had good crowns on them. The price was very reasonable and less then I paid from another supplier for only 50 plants that looked a little worse for the wear. I will recommend this nursery to friends and family who are looking for quality strawberry plants as reasonable prices.
We have ordered many plants, bushes, and trees from Miller's for the past several years. We have always been completely satisfied with their quality of product and customer service. The few times that we had a plant/bush/tree not survive, Miller's Nursery has replaced it without any questions. Although it is midsummer, we are already planning this fall's and next spring's orders. We highly recommend this business.
I was disappointed to see so many negative comments. I love this company! They have always had great service. I have ordered many plants from them, they arrive on time, and perform as promised -- PROVIDED one follows the instructions! I did have one plant that didn't do well -- I think it was really my fault -- I couldn'tget it in the ground right away, and it lingered on my porch for three weeks -- I forgot to water it a couple times. But they promptly sent me a replacement, no questions asked. Not every plant is suited for every soil/climate, and home garderners use so many pesticides that poison the soil, that they have to realize that they are always taking a chance with live plants.
I ordered (2) Pawpaw trees that were on sale for $9 each. They arrived in just a few days. I was amazed at the care that was put into the packaging of these tiny trees. Each tree came potted with a plastic tree guard and tied to a piece of bamboo for support. Thank you to the Miller family for treating my small order with such care! I wish all nurseries treated orders in the same fashion. Your company has earned my respect and future plant orders!
On May 9, 2009, herbalbetty Middleburgh, NY wrote:
We received our order of cider apples, mulberry, aronia and grapes from Miller and were very happy. The plants are of very good size, seem healthy and were packed very well. I definitely would order from Miller's again.
This is the second year I've ordered from millers, and both times have been positive. Last year I ordered a dwarf apricot tree, and it's doing quite well; it overwintered gracefully and is now budding. This year, I ordered a dwarf cherry tree, 2 blueberry bushes and a blackberry bush. They all arrived packaged together with no damage whatsoever. They also already had buds on them and look very healthy. The tree is a good size, around 4 ft, and the berry plants are also decently sized. Overall I am very impressed with this company, and will definatly order from them again.
I ordered 2 pears,5 apples,2 plums, strawberrries and horseradish last year. I purchased other fruit trees from local large chain home stores. All of Miller's not only lived but thrived, my other trees half died. I was very happy with the size of the trees for the price. Ordered more this year.
On Apr 3, 2009, bsetiawan Corryton, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have ordered from Miller's for years. They have my respect. Shipping is always at the proper time for my area and I have only had a one tree that was split pretty bad on arrival. After calling Miller's my tree was immediately replaced. So far I have never had a tree from Miller's to die. Many things can cause a tree to die or not do well. I have 3 acres in fruit trees supplied from Miller's and we are very pleased so far. I love the way they send the written statements and they never charge my credit card until my order is filled and shipped. Thank you Miller's.
Bought an apple tree at Miller Nursery for spring 2008. Packed extremely well. Shipped at a good time (not too cold/not too warm). I wasn't able to plant in a timely manner --sat in our garage over 3 weeks (my fault). Was leaving for vacation and ended up planting in the dark (also my fault). Planted in a slightly damp area (again my fault and I tried to amend soil and placed in a raised area of our vegetable garden.) I felt horribly b/c if this beautiful tree did not survive it was 100% my fault.
I followed instructions on how to keep roots moist. The tree that arrived was far bigger than I expected. In spite of all MY mistakes, the tree is doing beautifully. I was extremely pleased w/ Miller nursery product. Thanks guys!
I felt a bit cautious about ordering from Miller Nurseries after reading the mixed reviews about them. I'd ordered numerous plants from them in the 70's and 80's and had never had a problem the customer service or the plants (pre internet!).
This spring I ordered Heartnuts, apricots and Kiwis. I changed the shipping date.
The plants arrived on the date they predicted. One month later I noticed that all the plants looked very healthy and vigorous except one 3'Heartnut whip was dead 3" from the base. That portion was leafing out though. I emailed this observation to Miller and they imediately offered a refund or a spring 09 new shipment (as they had none left in stock).
Excellent customer service.
My experience of Miller Nurseries is just as positive now as in the 70's and 80's. I will definitely order from them again .
On Jun 5, 2008, element5 North Brunswick, NJ wrote:
I love Millers! I have placed 2 diffrent order for the following: 1 Sour cherry, 2 cherry, 3 peaches, 1 nectorine, 1 apricot, 2 walnut trees, 2 plums, 2 blueberry bushes, 1 burning bush, 3 gooseberry, 6 diffrent raspberry, oh and some other bush called orannge something (for its scent). Their packing is unbeatable! the first package lived in the "wrapings for 2 1/2 weeks. It was soo good that i placed 2nd order for more fruit trees. In total I spent around $ 450. I am expecting some raspberries and black current this year. They are not the cheapest, but their product is the best quality! PS Trees came undamaged, strong and unexpectingly tall!
On May 1, 2008, theaceofspades Brentwood, NY wrote:
I bought just two dwarf sweet Cherry trees on sale. They came delivered in heavy kraft paper wrapper, plastic around the roots and a support tied to the stems. Large root system with the little hairs attached, thick long arrow straight stems. Leafed out in less than two weeks. Nurserymen answered my e-mail questions concisely. My best experience ordering on line. I have nearly 100 various fruit trees growing.