Wow. What to say? Darren, the owner of Evergreen, is awesome. Very quick to answer emails and very friendly and knowledgeable to boot. I ordered 7 shrubs a couple of months ago, with Mid April shipping. My order arrived the other day and I was really impressed with the packing method which had the shrubs attached to the box itself with wire ties so no matter which position the box was in, the shrubs couldn't shift. The plants seem to be healthy and ready to go, with one possible exception (too soon to tell), but with this companies 60 day guarantee, I feel confident that if this shrub fails (or any of them), Darren will take care of me. We will be ordering again and again and again...
I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for great shrubs at great prices.
Ordered 5 Junipers. I was asked when I wanted to get them. I received them quickly, as requested, and they arrived professionally packaged and in perfect condition. It was nice that I was sent a tracking number to know exactly when they would be here. Healthy and nicely sized plants.
Excellent quality and good size plants at very reasonable prices. Fast shipping and excellent website. I can only wish that they had a larger selection of conifers, but what they do offer is excellent. I will be returning for more.
On Mar 26, 2010, audreymarmot Annapolis United States (Zone 7a) wrote:
I bought several hemlock, mugho pines, and groundcover conifers. They came quickly, were nicely packed, and well-rooted, with the soil attached, not bare root like other mail order evergreens. The hemlocks were already 3' tall, and the groundcover conifers were also quite large. The mugho pines were surprisingly thin, they each look like a pine tree branch that's been rooted. I've never seen such a young mugho, but the root system is dense and I am very happy with the prices. I would highly recommend this company.
Received my plants promptly. They were packaged wonderfully (stable in box). The plants were fresh and healthy and consistent in size and shape (which was what I wanted). I would definitely recommend this vendor. The price was great too. I so appreciate good companies!! Thank you :)
I have ordered 2 times from Evergreen and both times, I received beautiful, healthy, and LARGE plants! Plants were always delivered when expected. The trees that I ordered the first time are thriving--I'm sure the second order will do the same. Outstanding!!!
On May 10, 2009, relay612 Rochester, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
Ordered & received 52 boxwoods. Delivered as promised on time and with great packaging. All plants were healthy, well protected and with plenty of soil with the roots. I would purchase again from this nursery.
I purchased 6 Thuja Green Giant (size 2). The plants were shipped in time and arrived in good condition. They looked healthy although I was a little dissapointed by the size of the trees (between 14-18 inches) and the trunck (was small and fragile) but it is just my personal opinion (I bought the same trees but much bigger, more beautiful and cheaper from ebay so shop around and look at the feedback or reviews). The trees look very healthy and have normal roots for their size. I hope they will do fine and I will update the review in Fall.
On May 4, 2009, StellysPapa Dothan, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
EvergreenPlantNursery owned by Darren Valentine has to be the absolute BEST of any nursery I have ever dealt with. The plants are always in excellent condition, the packaging and shippment methods are superior. Staff and customer support are excellent. E-mails are answered within a reasonable length of time. The cost of plants are very reasonable. I give this nursery an all around A plus.
On Apr 27, 2009, Blackbelt_Lizzy La Grange Park, IL wrote:
This morning eight Chamaecyparis evergreens of 4 different varieties arrived. They were very well packed and undamaged during shipping. All are green, healthy and the exact size stated on the website. For the price these are a great value. I wish I had found this site earlier because much of their stock is now sold out. I'll remember this company and get an earlier start next spring.
On March 13, 2009 I purchased 38 evergreen plants and had them shipped to me in NJ. This was new for me and I knew nothing about the company. The website is outstanding, and after emailing the company I was very comfortable. They emailed me every time I had a question and were most helpful. The plants arrived in two days according to their schedule by UPS. The plants were beautifully packed each separately in a plastic bag with excellent root balls. The plants looked healthy and strong. The directions for care and planting were provided with the plants and are extremely detailed. Prices were excellent also. I will always use this company for future purchases. AK
I have placed two orders with this company. Both times everything went perfectly. First order consisted of 14 - Juniper - Variegated Procumbens. Second order consisted of 3 - Thujopsis dolobrata 'Variegata'. Both times plants arrived very well packaged and healthy. Shipped quickly. Size were as advertised or bigger. Email confirmations and shipping info sent promptly. Prior to placing second order I had written to get clarification. Response to my email inquiry was extremely quick.
Very good company. I would not hesitate to purchase from these people again.
On Jan 30, 2009, PamelaQ Navarre, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered 7 - Arborvitae - Green Splendor. They arrived the very next day and looked very fresh and healthy. I immediately planted them. I am very pleased with Evergreen Nursery and I highly recommend them.
I ordered 10 nandina domestica plants on a Monday and received them in Virginia by Thursday of the same week. This is the fastest I have ever received plants through the mail.
I ordered 4 nandina domestica from another vendor this past spring. The other vendor was sold out this fall, so I used Evergreen Nursery for the first time. Evergreen Nursery sent plants that were cheaper, larger, and healthier. Usually this late in the season, mail order plants tend to look like "leftovers." I was pleasantly suprised to get first rate plants after ordering in mid-November. I've already place another order.
I am extremely happy with the plants I just received from Evergreen Nursery. The plants were exceptionally well packed (and it was so very nice not to get a box full of styrofoam). The plants are very healthy and very big for the price. IN the past, the plants I'd get from other nurseries for the same price would be very small and puny- these are big, well branched, stocky plants. I will DEFINITELY purchase from Evergreen again and again.
I received my first shipment from Evergreen Nursery a few days ago. I opened the package that night, and set the trees out, but didn't have time to plant that night. The plants were very nice quality, and a very decent size. I was able to pot them up the next afternoon and get them into my nursery, and was thrilled with the root balls on the trees. I will definitely be ordering from this company again, and will recommend them to people as well. I can't wait to get the trees into the ground next spring.
On Jun 20, 2008, Chotskie Lafayette, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:
LUV LUV LUV everything.!.!. great care was taken in packaging and the quality of the items received was A1+++. I waited a smidge longer for my first order but that would have been when everyone and their mother were ordering plants. This past order came within 2 days...
I order EVERYTHING online and have purchased live plants from several online nurseries for over 6 years. I have one, maybe two favorites, yet I continually shoot myself in the foot giving others a try. Well not this time! Evergreen is my new FAV... if these beautiful specimens dont thrive I would be shocked... (and probably blaming myself-lol) Thanks to Evergreen Nursery for a wonderful experience...I'll be back...LDavies
On May 31, 2008, dwr857 Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
We bought a new home in Phoenix, AZ and had the task of landscaping in June and July 2007. The prices of the Naches Crape Myrtle were so attractive and reasonable, I decided to call Evergreen Nursery and ask them about planting in 114 degree heat. They were very helpful and advised me to go for it and I ordered 3. About 1 week later my order arrived safely and very well packed. The plants were only about 1 foot tall and I said to myself there is no way they would survive this intense heat. Anyway they were planted and struggled that first summer.. Now almost 1 year later they are nearly 3 ft tall and thriving and one of the plants is about ready to blossom. I will order from Evergreen Nursery again... Very positive experience......
I am a first time user of online ordering and I was a little hesitant. But the prices at Evergreen Nursery were excelent and I decided to order 5 Photinia online. Their site is user friendly and the everything went fine. I received the plants on schedule and the packing was excellent. The plants arrived in excellent physical condition, but I noticed leaf spot on every plant. I took pictures of some of the leaves and sent them as an attachment to an email to the nursery and ask if they could (a) verify that it was a fungus and, if so, (b) advise me how I should treat the plants. I didn't get an response. A few days later I called, got a voice machine and left a message describing the problem and asked if they would give me a call. No one called. Consequently, I consulted with a local nursery, got the fungicide I needed and treated the plants. Evergreen may be an excellent nursery, but their follow-up to orders leaves something to be desired.
On May 14th, 2008, BDR changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
On May 14th, 2008, BDR added the following:
On May 14th I received a very polite email with an apology for the delayed response, which was due to a "family emergency". They provided advice for treating the plants and offered me a partial refund for any inconvenience they might have caused. Because I did receive a helpful reply, and the delay is understandable, I have changed my rating from a negative to a positive.
We ordered 200 trees from Evergreen and they were shipped timely as promised. The owner is great and took the time to explain storing and planting. The trees were packaged well and all the trees were beautiful. Will definately order from Evergreen again.
On Feb 10, 2008, Vernandrue Napoleon, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
I was very impressed with the quality and size of the stock and the way it was packaged. When I have e-mailed to designate a particular shipping time, I have received a very friendly and helpful reply. Everything seems to be handled by a real person and not a computer.
Second time ordering from this company. Very pleased with plants. Plants came packaged well for shipping. Even had to hold off planting some for a few weeks and they held up well. Would order from company again.
I ordered 2 Poncirus - Flying Dragons, and I don't think I've ever seen plants packed this well! The plants are very healthy & doing quite well.
I can highly recommend Evergreen Nursery & will definately order from them again.
On Nov 20, 2007, Spookycharles Langley, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Evergreen Nursery’s website claims that they ship out orders faster than most other nurseries and they aren’t kidding. I ordered three trees on a Friday afternoon and by the time I was at my computer Monday morning there was a tracking number waiting in my inbox.
Today, a week later, the trees arrived well-secured in their box with still moist, decent sized root balls. Two of the three trees are their Size 1 and both are adorable with healthy top growth. The third is a Size 2, which was much larger than I was expecting – most definitely a pleasant surprise.
All of three of trees are gorgeous and Evergreen Nursery’s prices were by far the best I could find for the varieties I ordered. An all around wonderful ordering experience.
On Sep 25, 2007, REXTHELAB Rancho Santa Margarita, CA wrote:
Just recieved my order from these folk. Whew!...UPS did me wrong on this one..they were late delivering this for Friday..so..the UPS idiots..held it over the weekend..for a Monday delivery. So..because of the UPS idiots...I thought I was going to be looking at a disaster here. But...thanks to the good folk at Evergreen who must know a thing or two about packing their plants...the rootballs on all the plants were still nice and moist and the plants were still all nice and green.....even though they were in shipping for a whole week!
So a special thank you to Evergreen!!!!.
These folk...do know what they are doing!!
A++++ for superlative packing....to the extreame..packing the way they do..the plants survived a whole week in shipping and would have survived even longer!!
I placed an order with Evergreen Nursery for the first time this month (September 2007) for a Canadian Hemlock tree. Their prices were very good and they had a good variety of evergreens and other plants. The tree I ordered was shipped the very next day and I had it by the end of the week. Shipping costs were quite reasonable and Evergreen Nursery offered many different shipping options. The tree I ordered arrived on time and in excellent condition. It was actually quite large especially considering that the cost of the tree was less than $10. I would definitely recommend Evergreen Nursery and in fact, I have already placed a second order for a Gold Mop Cypress.
On September 21st, 2007, BlackDogKurt changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I ordered a Gold Mop Cypress, which arrived on time. The odd thing was, while the rather hefty 2 pound root ball and soil attached to the small tender young plant was well wrapped, there was no other packing material in the box when it arrived. It was therefore no surprise that several of the small branches were broken since the entire plant and including the heavy root ball were able to move around freely within the box during shipping.
I would probably order from Evergreen Nursery again since the prices and selection are quite good but I would hope that additional packing material be included next time if the box were too large or the root ball heavy with a small plant.
I received 25 #1 blue spruce via UPS yesterday. They arrived well hydrated and packed very well. No needles in the bottom of the box. The plastic that was protecting the root ball was still moist.
Excellent company and customer service. They emailed me when I ordered to ask me about shipping preferences. We are experiencing drought here in Northern MN and really appreciated the excellent shipping methods.
I do not plant in the fall in my area because we can have a frost as soon as mid September.
I ordered three evergreens from this company. The trees looked great and were well packed. I had such a great experience, that I won’t hesitate to buy from them again. Oh by the way, I received my trees in a couple of days; they were the fastest shippers I've ever dealt with!
On Jun 19, 2007, Lucy_gardener Rochester, MN wrote:
Rapid shipping of very healthy plants. Amazingly well packed. I ordered some junipers and a number of arborvitae. The plants held up well after transplant. I'm very pleased with this company and the plants I received.
I ordered 11 green mound junipers on 4/10/2007 and they arrived on 4/13/2007. The plants were in excellent condition and were very well packaged. They were very small, but that was what i wanted. I would definitely deal with this company again.
On Oct 2, 2006, dboisineau Cliffside Park, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:
Very helpful and friendly staff. The plants I ordered arrived in just a few days (I live in NJ) in perfect condition. They were really fresh, not like the plants at the local Home Depot! I would def. order from them again. In addition, their prices were great!
I wholeheartedly agree with every review below! I ordered 11 "Golden Globe" arborvitae over last weekend and they arrived yesterday, only four days later! They were very carefully packed and look beautiful and healthy. The price for the size I got was outstanding, probably about half what I would pay at a local nursery, if I could even get this variety. It is so refreshing to find a company that gives you more than you expected!