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|On Apr 26, 2017, DavidPutty Arlington, VA wrote:
Posted on June 24, 2016, updated April 26, 2017
On April 26th, 2017, DavidPutty changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
While the two plants started out well they have not been doing so well since. One died within three months to what appears to have been fire-blight and the other was affected too (lost all limbs). I am surprised that this occurred, since the varieties I order are supposedly the most resistant to fire-blight. I do not know if it is fair to put this on the nursery but one would think trees would have done better given their supposedly innate resistance.
|On Jun 14, 2015, jkleffner1 Walla Walla, WA wrote:
I ordered a bunch of stuff from this Nursery in the spring of 2014. I had to call and ask them to ship sooner rather than later, as we are zone 7 here, and I didn't want to get the plants in after it had warmed up too much. They sounded a little stunned at that. Two of the plants were pecans. I noticed when I received them that the roots were almost non-existent. Neither one ever leafed out, though all other plants I ordered did just fine. I contacted them, and they agreed to replace them the following spring for just shipping. So in spring 2015, I again received two pecan trees. One had well established roots and is leafed out and doing well. The second, again, had almost no roots. It did leaf out, barely, but has now dried up and died. I won't be ordering again. If you don't have the product established, don't offer it for sale. It just frustrates everyone involved. Unfortunately, I need a second pecan for pollination, so I will be looking elsewhere.
|On Apr 2, 2015, GreatBasinMom Irrigon, OR wrote:
It is too early to tell yet. I ordered four three year old hazelnut bushes (Corylus americana) that were on sale for the price of two year olds. After my order was processed, they did send an e-mail they were out of stock and I would be receiving two year olds instead. The order shipped on time and arrived on time. I live just outside of Hermiston Oregon so Onalska Washington isn't too far for plants to travel. They arrived much smaller than I expected. They are about one foot tall sticks with roots. They feel dry and the bare roots have no trace that they have ever lived in soil or water before. The buds are small,dry and brown. I wasted no time in getting them in the ground and watered daily. They have been in the ground for a week now and I just don't know yet if they will survive or not. I will review again in 30 days and let you know what happens.
|On May 28, 2014, nomadcat Marshall, NC wrote:
I have used this company for years, but always with the understanding that this company has very hit or miss quality. I used to be very excited by the selection of hickories, oaks and other trees, and over the years have ordered a number of them. very few have ever survived, and the quality of most of them when they arrived was fairly poor. several times when the trees arrived, they were obviously sick and on the way to dying anyway. when i have called, i have never been able to get a refund. The last tree i ordered from them was a jujube that was obviously grafted upside down. The advantages of this company for certain things keeps me ordering, but i have chosen to stick more and more to things like bushes, unusual things i can't get anywhere else, and things like that. so-poor quality generally for trees, very hit or miss, sometimes more miss than hit-but good quality generally for other things. I have mail ordered many plants over the years and expect a certain amount of stress and occasional die off, but this company does have a higher percentage than usual for their mail order plants.
|On Jan 27, 2014, jf82 Boise, ID wrote:
I've had mixed experience with this company. Some of the plants i ordered survived and are doing well while quite a few did not survive the first season. That's quite a bit worse than my average experience of buying plants online. Overall, I will try to stay away from this nursery unless they have something nobody else has. Then I may give them another chance.
|On Sep 27, 2012, MulchingMan Eugene, OR wrote:
I ordered a half dozen Oregon grapes from this company back in April, as their price on three-year transplants was very good. Their confirmation e-mail stated that the shrubs would ship at some ambiguous date in "May." Lame.
|On Apr 13, 2011, eclectuswife Benson, AZ wrote:
Overall, my experience with Burnt Ridge was positive except for the condition of two plants, a Chinese Hawthorn and a 'large' Pixwell Gooseberry. Both were large plants with very few roots, and either arrived dead or died soon after planting, despite being soaked in water for 24 hours like the rest of the shipment. I did not contact the company about replacements, but instead simply ordered another hawthorn and gooseberry from One Green World as I knew I'd get high quality plants from them.
|On Jun 8, 2009, livefreeordie Yeagertown, PA wrote:
Placed an order 2 months before planting season, in an attempt to find some different offerings. A week or two after placing order, I was informed 1 of my selections was not available, and to pick another, which I did the same day. Being out of stock so early concerned me only for a second, because the communication was decent. About 5 weeks later, I got notice that my order had shipped, about 3 weeks later than when they were supposed to be planted. The plants took an 8 day trip and arrived in a pathetic state. Poor packaging, and length of trip left me with piles of mush, so far, only 3 plants look to have survived the ordeal. I wrote a letter explaining how outraged I was with the experience, and as expectd, never got any further communication, I will NEVER order from them again.
On June 15th, 2009, livefreeordie changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I felt compelled to change my rating to neutral after discovering life from the plants I gave no hope of surviving. This weekend I notced that all but 4 of the plants have life begining to show. SO although I still think the shipping method is a concern, the plants seem like they are going to survive at an acceptable rate, and I just may have to reconsider giving them another chance if I see a vairety that I want.
|On Apr 14, 2006, TallTimberTN Nashville, TN wrote:
I got what I ordered. Impressive web site, good staff.
|On Feb 19, 2006, mauryhillfarm Vashon, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
2 years ago I went to Burnt Ridge Nursery in person to purchase bare root plants. Their prices are very reasonable. The blueberry bushes, the fig tree and the cherry tree looked good and are growing well.The apple trees were single trunks, no side branching (possibly younger and therefore cheaper?) but the price was good and they had the varieties I wanted. My complaint is with the raspberry bushes. I bought 5 each of 2 varieties. Of the 10 plants, 4 did not grow (DOA) and one turned out to be a cottonwood tree. The other 5 grew very well and have been since supplying me with tons of berries. I also purchased raspberries from another nursery that year and all grew exceptionally well, so the problem was definitely not my care of the plants. When I looked at the invoice to try to do something about it, I could only find one raspberry selection on the list, so I guess they made an error and undercharged me. It was equal to the value of the plants that were non living at the time of purchase, so I decided to let it go. However, I had 5 empty spots in my raspberry row that first year and by then it was too late to get more bare roots. I would buy from them again since their prices are good and their shipping is also reasonable. They do have a great selection and an informative catalog.