I needed some native azaleas and had no luck through normal sources. The reviews were good, the prices were right, so I pulled the trigger for the first time with theses folks. I was impressed by the plant sizes and root systems. I pot all my mail order plants into a mix with my garden soil to generate more roots and acclimate them. After a brief scare by one of the five plants, they all look great after a month and I'm even happier.
On May 12, 2015, SetterX2 Little Silver, NJ wrote:
This was my first experience with this company but I felt pretty confident ordering because of the good reviews here. The box had obviously been tossed around quite a bit, so I wasn't surprised that after 5 days , the plants inside looked a little rough with some breakage and heat stress. But I potted them up and set them in a sheltered spot and now, just a few days later, they all look great. They are very healthy and I am very pleased and can't wait to get them settled into their new home. Will definitely order from them again.
Plants arrived quickly, were carefully packaged, and both plant costs and shipping costs were very reasonable. Both items I ordered this winter have leafed out and look very healthy. Very good experience. I will use them again.
On Mar 26, 2015, FlyPoison Rock Hill, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Mail-Order Natives has been able to make it into my Top 5 online native plant sources and that's saying a lot. I've now placed 2 orders, for 7 different plants, with them and every plant has thrived thus far. Their prices are very competitive, the plants are packaged well and the shipping charges are reasonable. They don't ship huge plants but every plant that I've received was extremely healthy, which is the most important aspect when purchasing plants. A small Red Buckeye that I planted in the Fall of 2013 is growing very vigorously this early Spring and will bloom for the first time!..:)
Amy is an absolute pleasure to work with and is very flexible and helpful. She'll answer any questions you have and her level of customer service makes return business something to look forward to.
I have ordered plants multiple times from Mail Order Natives over the years, and I have always been satisfied with the plants. Their selection is great, and they are highly responsive; their selection of natives is outstanding. Amy is a pleasure to work with, and their prices are reasonable. I used to order from ForestFarm, but Mail Order Natives is my go-to place now, and especially because I live in the Southeast.
On Oct 1, 2014, CommanderNSB New Smyrna Beach, FL wrote:
Received my order for a Sassafras tree yesterday and it looks just great. The plant was 18" tall and well-packed even though it's only a one-day trip via UPS. I'll be ordering again from Mail Order Natives.
On May 29, 2014, Delisa Wildwood, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Very fastest shipping. Very healthy plant with great root system. Nicely packed with biodegradable shredded packing which I put in the garden. I have told my friends about this company and will be ordering from them again soon.
On May 5, 2014, bradman79 Grovetown, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have used this site to purchase several native plants for my new home in Zone 8A (near Augusta, GA). On all three occasions, the plants arrived in extremely high quality. Prices and shipping are reasonable and I will most likely use them in the future.
On Jul 30, 2013, KanapahaLEW Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I just received two big boxes of the most gorgeous plants, and they came two days after placing my order. They were lovingly packed, and one plant came with flowers. Amy responded quickly to my request to change the order, and the next thing you know, the plants were here. I don't think it can get any better.
On Jun 18, 2013, mellielong Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Mail Order Natives is one of my favorite places to order from. I raise butterflies as a hobby and they always have the host plants I need. They also provide native plants that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere.
For my latest order, I was told they were on vacation and my plants would not ship until the following week (June 16). This was fine by me and my plants arrived today (June 18). They were well packed and I could still feel a bit of moisture despite it being mailed through the Florida heat. I ordered Wooly Pipevine and Dwarf Passion Vine. I can't wait until the caterpillars find them!
I have ordered from Mail Order Natives three times: twice recently and last autumn. Their plants are the best value for price, selection and quality. They have a purely "native" inventory. All the plants I've received are doing fantastic, very little adaptation time--it's like they are native to my yard. Mostly I've order chokeberries, iteas, euonymous americanus, cyrilla racemefolia, styrax americanus, ilex glabra, ilex amelanchier and something called lindera subcoriacea (bog spicebush). No frills website and minimal email notices but the orders come quickly--they'll depart the following Monday and arrive on Wednesday. Mail Order Nursery has been a great find for me, they are definitely one of my top 5 online nurseries. If you want hardy native plants for the southeast this is a great resource.
fantastic plants! ordered again ! happy both times! plants were large and well grown. unusual natives that I could not find other places ( oh yeah, those" other places" sent mislabled material.) thank you Amy.
I have ordered plants from Mail Order Natives on several occasions the past several years and have always been pleased with quality, price, packaging and speed of service. I have all intentions of continuing business with them.
I ordered four trees from Mail Order Natives this spring. All arrived in very good condition. I am very pleased with the service from this company & the fact that the trees are all doing extremely well. They even included a really nice brochure listing butterfly host & nectar plants/trees. I would definitely order from them again -- highly recommended!!
On Mar 16, 2012, dwc47 Chattanooga, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
Posted on April 21, 2010, updated March 16, 2012
The plants I received this spring were large and healthy and more reasonably priced than the same plants from another company. It was a pleasure doing business with Mail-Order Natives.
On March 16th, 2012, dwc47 added the following:
I know of no other nursery that offers such value -- large and well-developed plants at an extremely reasonable price. Thanks, Amy.
I purchased 100 tree saplings from this nursery in the spring of 2011. I was VERY pleased with the plants. I was in the process of doing a large wildlife habitat planting that included over 1200 plants, trees, and shrubs. Of all the nurseries I dealt with Mail-Order Natives sent the largest, most healthly looking plants. I was very pleased with their service and would definately buy from them again. Highly recommend.
Posted on March 21, 2008, updated April 8, 2011
Plants arrived quickly and in great shape. I ordered on line and it was easy and they responded quickly. I will order again in the fall.
On April 8th, 2011, V_barnett added the following:
As usual, my order arrived quickly and in great shape. The pindo palm was larger than I expected. Everything I have ever gotten from Mail Order Natives has thrived. (Except for the chickasaw plum my husband ran over with the lawn mower. I will be ordering another next fall)
I have to say that I'm happy with my overall ordering experience with this company. All plants appear healthy, maybe a little beaten up due to several days in the shipping container, but that can't be helped. I ordered on the weekend, and received my plants the following Friday. I received exactly what I ordered, and got exactly what I expected. All were a nice size (especially for the price), apparently healthy, well packed, and with VERY reasonable shipping cost (unlike some of the others on here). The one caveat I have is the communication was difficult. Email bounced, and the phone number yielded an answering machine. I just chalk that up to the time of year. I'm sure they are shipping very large numbers of plants from the wholesale side of their business this time of year (late October), so I will give them a pass on that. Just glad they had time to get mine out the door.
This was my first experience ordering plants by mail and given I was in Tx and this was in July, I was a bit worried! I ordered 6 Florida Shield ferns the evening of 7/7/10 and they shipped the next day. I need not have worried - they arrived quickly and were very well packaged. Happy to have found a place I can trust, thanks to the reviews here.
On May 23, 2010, Texasflowers Round Rock, TX wrote:
Last summer we moved from MN to Texas - quite a change in learning about plants, flowers, etc. to grow in Tx vs MN. Ordered 4 American Beauty Berry plants in July from Mail Order Natives. They arrived and were planted in the hottest summer for a number of years! They not only survived the hottest summer, the coldest winter (for this part of TX) and are growing quite large and blooming!! So very happy with the service and plants received. Highly recommend mail order natives:):)
I live in southeastern North Carolina and have been ordering from Mail-Order Natives for the last four or five years. All the plants I've received are very healthy. Several times I've emailed them with questions and always received a prompt response. It has been a pleasure doing business with them.
On Jul 8, 2009, Karyl7b Dawsonville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I placed an order in summer, the wrong time to order plants. Because of this I expected "leftovers", which would be my own fault for ordering so late in the year. However I received very nice plants which were a bit upset with being shipped in the heat but healthy enough to bounce right back after transplanting. The roots were in great shape, and within two weeks in good soil and being watered, they look like they were put in during spring. Had Mail Order Natives not sent quality plants in the first place this would not have been possible. I will certainly buy from this company again.
I ordered from this company for the first time this year because they had hibiscus coccineus available and very reasonable. The plants were in great shape and arrived quickly. I would recommend this company to others.
On Oct 25, 2008, arcadiacove Maggie Valley, NC wrote:
After finding them in Dave's Garden, Mail-Order Natives has become my FAVORITE retailer. I just received 6 azaleas (3 flame; 3 viscosum) from Mail-Order Natives... after several disappointing experiences with others; Mail-Order Natives was terrific. I dealt with AMY by phone, who was knowledgable, amiable and efficient; I could hardly believe it. Quality, value, shipping... everything promised was realized. My plants arrived in 2 days in great condition. I have acres of gardens and regret that I did not find Mail-0rder Natives sooner. If you are seeking a hassle-free supplier of a vast array of flora, try Mail-Order Natives. They are my new best friend when it comes to gardening. Thanks, Amy! --Chuck
Mail-Order Natives is my favorite place to buy native plants. Their selection is extensive, and the size and quality of the plants I have received has always exceeded my expectations. This is a company that clearly takes pride in their work, and I look forward to purchasing from them again.
This was a new company for me, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I ordered 6 bareroot native shrubs for a very reasonable price. The plants arrived healthy and very carefully packed. I am not used to bareroot with green leaves but I planted them and waited to see what would happen. These plants took hold immediately and started a new growth spurt. They have been in the ground barely 2 months and they already look like I must have bought them in at least gallon size containers. I can't wait to order more from this company next spring.
I BOUGHT 2 'NATCHEZ' MOCKORANGE BAREROOT FROM THIS COMPANY. ONE HAS NOT BROKEN DORMANCY AFTER 3 MONTHS. I EMAILED AND PHONED (LEFT MESSAGE) WITH NO REPLY TO EITHER. I FEEL THIS IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THE COMPANY REGARDING A REPLACEMENT!
On May 23rd, 2008, rose911 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
On 5/23 the owner called and will send a replacement. She did not receive the email and phone message I sent previously. THANK YOU, AMY!
The little Southern magnolia they sent is one of the most exquisite plants I have ever received, and beautifully packed to keep it that way. I will order from Mail-Order Natives over other nurseries whenever possible.