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Positive nckvilledude2
(4 reviews)
On Oct 21, 2005, nckvilledude2 Kernersville, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have dealt with Dan at Brushwood innumerable times and on all occasions, the interaction was nothing less than stellar. His plants are a great value for the money and are ready to plant in your garden, unlike some other purveyors of clematis who send clematis that need coodling to make them survive. Dan is always just an email away if you have questions about your order or your plants or even just general questions about the plants he sells. Who could ask for more? Free shipping, great plants, and a winning personality!! Go Brushwood!!!

Positive kamalmisc
(6 reviews)
On Oct 2, 2005, kamalmisc Antioch, IL wrote:

Wonderful company to deal with. The plants came in great shape. Healthy, vigourous.
I placed an order for a passiflora and a lonicera. After placing the order I emailed them to see if they could include a clematis. Dan emailed me back saying that they do not keep the credit card info and thus could not update the order. But he sent the clematis free of charge. That was very kind and unexpected.
Will certainly do business again.

Positive puppyscruff
(2 reviews)
On Sep 24, 2005, puppyscruff Sanford, NC wrote:

An amazing mail order company...prompt emails, fair prices, fast service, and impeccable quality delivered to your door. I ordered roses and lonicera...both were excellent.

Positive Bugtussle
(1 review)
On Aug 25, 2005, Bugtussle Marinette, WI wrote:

I have ordered a number of plants from this company and they have always arrived very healthy with good root development. I received one clematis last year that turned out to be misslabeled. I didn't realize that is was not the correct plant until this year when it began to bloom for the first time. When I notified Dan of this, he promptly sent out the correct variety. An excellent company to do business with. I highly recommend.

Positive ladyisle
(34 reviews)
On Jul 21, 2005, ladyisle Bohemia, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I always look here first when I want to buy vines. I have ordered for a couple of years and the plants I receive seem to be healthier and bigger with each order. I like the flat price and size, and of course no shipping charge. Dan is always promt and helpful when answering any questions via E-mail. I think this is the only method of communication.

There are only a few mail order nurseries that I recommend to my friends, and this is one of them.

Positive AmySRQ
(1 review)
On Jul 6, 2005, AmySRQ Sarasota, FL wrote:

Plants arrived beautifully packed and healthy. Customer contact was cheerful and helpful. This is obviously a company that cares about its plants and its customers. I was very pleased with performance first season, but this second year, my Brushwood plants are thriving. The clematis is putting out its second round of blooms this summer in Massachusetts and the passiflora and aristolochia in my Florida yard have taken off. I will be ordering again this Fall.

On April 4th, 2007, AmySRQ added the following:

Update: April 2007 Just ordered more passifloras. Plants are packaged extremely well, as always. The plants themselves look vigorous and a few even have buds. Had a question about shipping and Dan called me directly. Still an outstanding business!
Positive DaylilySLP
(5 reviews)
On Jun 19, 2005, DaylilySLP Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great plants and service. I was informed via email of order, status and when shipped. The link they gave to check on order showed you exactly what day the order would arrive.
It came on time, I ordered 2 Passifloria & Hydrangeavine.
Nice size and packed beautifully. All plants perky and moist.
I'm sure they will do fine.
I am 100% happy with them. It's nice to receive plants that are large and growing.

Neutral greyhoundlady2
(1 review)
On Jun 17, 2005, greyhoundlady2 Palmyra, VA wrote:

I purchased an akebia vine and a dutchmans pipe this spring from your company and although it has not died, it has not grown (either one of them). I planted the akebia in the same bed as another akebia from a different company, theirs is growing like crazy and yours is not doing anything. Roses and Clematis you sent me are doing great. Just puzzeled about the akebia and dutmans pipe.

On Jun 17, 2005, Brushwood Nursery responded with:


On Jun 17, 2005 9:43 PM, Brushwood Nursery added:

I'm really glad you're satisfied with all of the other plants from our nursery! You're always welcome to contact us directly when you have concerns. We pride ourselves on great customer service. The Akebia 'Kohin Nishiki' is variegated and far less vigorous than the usual Akebia quinata. You may actually find this is an advantage in the long run. The Aristolochia macrophylla is most likely just settling into its new home with you. Once it gets going, it will take off and really look great! Try some liquid fetilizer and water liberally until it gets established. I've seen this species thriving right next to a waterfall in the Smoky Mountains!
I hope this helps you to enjoy all of your Brushwood plants and please feel free to e-mail me if you have more concerns.
-Dan at Brushwood"

Positive shawne1_
(4 reviews)
On Jun 11, 2005, shawne1_ Chase, MI wrote:

I ordered and received 3 very healthy, nice size clematis from this company...The packaging was excellent and they arrived in perfect condition...I would not hesitate to order from this company again!!!I am a very satisfied customer, Thanx!!!!! Shawn K.

Positive brushwoodnursery
(10 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2005, brushwoodnursery Athens, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Thanks for looking into Brushwood Nursery! We are an "Etail" business specializing in Vines and Climbers. We have an excellent selection of Clematis and many other vines including Passion Flowers, Climbing Roses and many US Native Vines.
Brushwood ships actively growing, potted plants to all of the lower 48 states. High quality and excellent customer service have always been our primary goals. We are just a small, family business, but our selection continues to grow and we're constantly refining our systems to serve you better. Stop in and see us at our Web Site where you can browse our complete selection.
Happy Gardening!
-Dan at Brushwood

On December 12th, 2008, brushwoodnursery changed the rating from to positive and added the following:

Positive blrot
(1 review)
On Jun 9, 2005, blrot Westwood, NJ wrote:

I found Brushwood Nursery to be a great company to work with. I ordered a rose collection and was immediately notified by email that one of the items was out of stock. I was offered an option for a refund or a substitute rose (which I chose). The plants received were packed very well and arrived quickly and healthy. Thank you Dan, very much for the great plants, communication and service! I highly recommend Brushwood Nursery!

Positive sylvi74
(23 reviews)
On Jun 8, 2005, sylvi74 East Bethel, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is an excellent company. I received strong, healthy plants on time and in great shape. They were able to provide exactly the cultivars I was looking for at very reasonable prices.
I emailed them several times with questions about growing and pollinating and they responded quickly with the information I needed.
The passifloras have lots of growth and leaves. The clematis was at least a foot tall on arrival, and I think it has grown another foot just since I planted it, maybe 2 weeks ago!
It is nice to deal with a company that specializes in vines and really knows their products. If I find room for more vines on my property, I will definitly order again next year.
Thanks to Dan at Brushwood!

Positive Bustertb
(2 reviews)
On Jun 8, 2005, Bustertb Jonesboro, GA wrote:

I ordered a clematis and a trumpet vine from Brushwood nursery May 12th, 2005. The plants arrived very healthy and packaged very well and I'm happy to report are thriving in my garden. I am very pleased with this company and recommend them to others.

Positive albartsch
(1 review)
On Jun 8, 2005, albartsch Lexington, MA wrote:

Brushwood is terrific. Healthy plants, excellent professional service. I'd recommend them to anyone.

Positive tomcat52
(1 review)
On Jun 8, 2005, tomcat52 wrote:


Received yesterday. All 3 plants travelled well due to excellent packaging. Very full and tall. Would not hesitate to recommend your nursery and look forward to future purchases.

Positive rmaxharrj
(6 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2005, rmaxharrj Lincoln, MA wrote:

I ordered a Niobe clematis and a Gelsemium 'Margarita' from Brushwood in early May. I received them exactly when I was expecting them, and they were beautifully packed - better than practically any other plant I've ordered. The gelsemium is going nuts already, and the clematis is fine as well. I will be back to order more next year, after I find some other places to let vines grow in our yard.

Positive cissyb
(2 reviews)
On Jun 4, 2005, cissyb Woodbine, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I bought 3 passion flowers from this company a few months ago.
They all arrived well packaged and labeled. They are all vining like crazy, one has produced a flower and is the correct flower for the plant I ordered. A second plant has a couple of blooms and will be opening in the next day or two and the third is close to budding. I feel confident enough that the last two plants will flower with the flowers I ordered. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for passion flowers.

Positive 8ftbed
(9 reviews)
On May 16, 2005, 8ftbed Zion, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I wish I had known of this company before!
Healthy, actively growing clematis were received. Multi-vines and already 12+".
This is the best quality and condition of any clematis I've ever received and the only ones already growing out of over 30 I've accumulated not counting the ones that haven't made it through the first winter.

Positive Baldwin
(8 reviews)
On May 16, 2005, Baldwin Newtown, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Beautiful specimens. Large, healthy plants. Arrived on schedule via DHL and it is very hard to believe these were shipped rather than purchased locally. I ordered two clematis and a wisteria vine. All are planted and doing well.
The clematis were a little more expensive than other sources but you get what you pay for and these were especially fine plants. I just wish Brushwood was open for walk-in business --- I don't live far from them. But with this degree of quality it's really not an issue. I will order from them again and again. I highly recommend this company.

Positive doclizzycanuck
(4 reviews)
On Apr 30, 2005, doclizzycanuck Chicago suburbs, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I received several plants from Brushwood on Thursday. I am very impressed with the size of the plants that I received as well as the quality of the plants...very healthy plants. I also appreciated the free shipping as well as the discount for buying a large order. I will definitely order from Brushwood again.

Positive gemini_sage
(25 reviews)
On Apr 29, 2005, gemini_sage Winchester, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Got my clematis order yesterday and wow! I'm impressed. Nothing like the scrawny little clematis I've recieved from other vendors. Multiple woody stems and firm, hardened off new growth. Good email communcation and free shipping. I'll happily order again. Thanks Dan, for great plants and service!

Positive acwtim
(16 reviews)
On Mar 17, 2005, acwtim Acworth, GA wrote:

Although I was a bit skeptical about what size plant I would receive,I ordered a campsis "morning calm" vine. I received the vine in 2 days(free shipping on everything)packaged well and in great condition. I must say I was impressed with the size, as compared with the one I received from Lazy S'S Farm and that one cost more. I have also e-mailed the company with questions and they have always been quick to respond.

On October 23rd, 2005, acwtim added the following:

I placed another order with Brushwood for a Passion vine. Although the price was a little higher than some places, the quality and size of plant has no comparison. They also offer free shipping on 2 or more plants, but even though I just bought 1 it was only $3.50. Exceptional company!
Positive nia
(2 reviews)
On Jan 24, 2005, nia Madison Heights, MI wrote:

Last autumn I'we ordered 10 different vines from them.All of them are alive in spite of a very, very wet summer we had ,my clematis were flowering and a special note for clematis montana grandiflora wich is bushy 8 ' on top of my garage.
Clematis tangustica has a good run too was covered in yellow flovers all fall.
Very happy and if I need more vines they will be my choice.
Same if they ever decide to expand and sell other types of plants .

Positive abcgirl
(1 review)
On Sep 21, 2004, abcgirl Frisco, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I purchased 2 clematis and a passion vine from Brushwood a month or so ago, for delivery in the fall. The plants came early the week they were supposed to arrive. Very impressed by the packaging, plants were in great shape! Would definitely purchase from them again.

Positive jeffk
(2 reviews)
On Aug 5, 2004, jeffk Tehachapi, CA wrote:

I bought a couple of passionflowers (grandiflora and incense)from Brushwood in April. The plants arrived very well-packed; the plants were small and I was rather skeptical. I planted both in large containers and waited for them to grow; for the first two months they barely grew and sort of stood dormant. However, when summer came along and the weather heated up, they started growing way past the trellis that I had put up. I had to string plastic coated wires above the trellis towards the house to help them grow, and still they grew and grew. The incense is putting out so many blossoms and buds it is quite amazing to watch. The flowers are also beautiful and fragrant. I wish I had planted them where they could continue climbing unencumbered. I definitely recommend Brushwood Nursery for the quality of their plants and the wonderful customer service. I definitely recommend the incense passionflower for its large dark green leaves and free-flowering nature.


Positive phylsjournal
(3 reviews)
On Jul 11, 2004, phylsjournal Fishkill, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Excellent service! Excellent commnication! Ordered a Clematis alpina Helsingborg which arrived when promised in very good condition. Prior to arrival received email communication discribing proper care; and, precise instructions about planting technique arrived with the clematis. Would most certainly do business with the company again.

Positive msanjelpie
(53 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2004, msanjelpie Meridian, ID wrote:

Ordered 3 plants for a total of $45.00. Paid via paypal. Had second thoughts about the high cost, and emailed to cancel. They refunded paypal promptly. Trustworthy company...


Positive GardenPower
(1 review)
On May 20, 2004, GardenPower Fort Worth, TX wrote:

I ordered (4) clematis from your nursery. I was very pleased with the size and conditions of the plants. They are very healthy and I am very excited about my purchase.

I will recommend your company to friends and family. Thank you so much for your commitment to customer satisfaction. I will be ordering again in the Fall of 2004.

Positive mad4roses
(25 reviews)
On May 18, 2004, mad4roses Georgetown, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I stumbled across this nursery last fall doing a search online for a climbing rose I couldn't find elsewhere. I ordered the rose and also purchased a sweet autumn clematis at the same time. I was very happy with the healthy well rooted plants I received and sent an email asking if they had plans to offer more rose varieties in the future. I received a prompt reply thanking me for my business and informing me that they would be offering more own-root roses for Spring 2004. Indeed, their website has been upgraded, there are many more rose varieties (unfortunately, not the two varieties I was looking for, but a great selection nonetheless)and some rare passionflower varieties I hadn't noticed from my previous visit, or possibly added for this spring. Very reasonable prices for such healthy plants and shipping is free! I will definitely buy from Brushwood again and recommend them to anyone looking for choice vines or climbing roses.

Positive beckyjohn
(2 reviews)
On May 11, 2004, beckyjohn Woodstock, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have ordered twice from this company. Once last year, and once this year. Both times my plants arrived very healthy looking and I have now reccommended this company to two of my gardening buddies. Keep up the good work!!

Neutral mikejan
(24 reviews)
On May 7, 2004, mikejan Staten Island, NY wrote:

Here comes the fly in the ointment.

1) my order was not shipped when it was supposed to be (2 weeks ago);

2) the website's contact page will not accept e-mails (it says each of my e-mail addresses is invalid);

3) there is no phone or address to contact them.

I could forgive #1 if I was able to contact them, but I have to give them a thumbs down.

On May 7th, 2004, mikejan changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

Thanks to GDW acting as intermediary I was able to contact Brushwood and now have a contact e-mail address.

Dan explained how things were and we have come to an agreement.

I have raised Brushwood to neutral, meaning if they were the only ones who had something I really wanted I would use them again.
Positive Meig
(13 reviews)
On May 6, 2004, Meig Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Fantastic selection, great prices. Good sized clematis are healthy and packed well. Rootballs are very large and plants perk right up after a good soak.

Excellent customer service as well. There was a slight problem with my order (just a mix up) and Dan was right on it and fixed it for me. I will definitely order from them again.

Thanks, Dan!

On July 10th, 2007, Meig added the following:

Again, shipping was quick, plants arrived in pristine condition and are well rooted. I will continue to order from Dan in the future.
Positive cici77
(2 reviews)
On Mar 27, 2004, cici77 Banning, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

wonderful company!!!! i ordered three clematis and all three of them were huge compaired to what i have gotten from other online orders.. i planted them and not one has a dry leaf from transplant shock.. they are healthy as the day they arrived, which by the way the package had sit in my neighbors metal mailbox allll day in out 89 degree weather and when i got them they werent even wilted!!! love this company and am getting ready to order from them again! (:

Positive Ramnyc
(31 reviews)
On Jan 19, 2004, Ramnyc New York, NY wrote:

I have yet to order from Brushwood (but will soon). I checked their site because of the high ratings on GWdog and liked what I saw.

Unfortunately, their site lacked some info, so I wrote them. Well, within 24 hours I received an intelligent, constructive response that not only answered my question but holds out the promise that Brushwood is getting even better.

My simply question and suggestion was to note which Passifloras are fragrant. Their response:

Hi Bob, Alena

Dear Bob,
You're right. A great deal of information is missing on all of our plants. I personally hope to remedy the situation soon but the research involved has taken a back burner position due to some exciting changes that will appear son. We're in the process of converting to a new format for the site as ell as offering many new plants (several new Passifloras in the bunch).

Check back in about a week and see for yourself. I think you'll enjoy it! As far as the information, it could be a while before it gets to the site because our main shipping season is right around the corner.

We're also hoping to add many more pictures and growing instructions for all of our categories, but that's a huge project since we ship nationwide!

Thanks for your input!
Happy Gardening!

On February 26th, 2004, Ramnyc added the following:

Placed order today.... excellent varieties and Dan at Brushwood made excellent recommendations for fragrant Passion Flowers

Free shipping makes this one of the best sites around... looking forward to more varieties and plant types in future as they are worth shopping.
On March 27th, 2004, Ramnyc added the following:

Plants arrived and are super healthy. Received a note prior to arrival that one plant will arrive later since they want to make sure it meets their standards which could not be higher. Pleased? Absolutely! Dan came through!
Positive little_dipper
(2 reviews)
On Jul 23, 2003, little_dipper wrote:

Received a very healthy plant, very fast. Packed execellent. Will do business with again.

On June 1st, 2004, little_dipper added the following:

May 2004, received another order, excellent plants and packing. Will do business with again.
Positive Pitch
(6 reviews)
On Jun 15, 2003, Pitch Port Washington, NY wrote:

Passiflora arrived quickly and was well packaged (I love the bio-degradable peanuts!). It was kinda small, but is now growing quickly, probably due to the all the heat and rain we've had. A pleasant order, and I'll be happy to do business with again. Hope my plant comes again next spring!

Although the plant was small, they do offer a picture of the size of their plants on their website. Documentation was also very good.

Positive Tiki
(6 reviews)
On May 19, 2003, Tiki Portsmouth, RI (Zone 7a) wrote:

I had found Brushwood's website by accident. Glad I did! They had no problem changing my order before they shipped it. The two clematis I ordered arrived in wonderful condition and well packaged. Between the well established healthy plants, the free shipping and the bio-degradable peanuts I'll order again.

Positive pdkrones
(6 reviews)
On May 8, 2003, pdkrones Monroe, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Every one of the preceding comments expresses my satisfaction with this company. They were prompt, personal; their packing was superb; and the plants were sturdy, well-rooted, moist and happy. This was only my first order, and only for three plants, but it was the best quality mailorder delivery I have every received!

Positive Manawolf
(1 review)
On Jul 11, 2002, Manawolf wrote:

Very happy! Clematis well-packed, complete with biodegradable peanuts and very nice unpacking/planting instructions. Would definitely be happy to do business with them again!

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