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  Company Profile (Windmill Outback Nursery)

Mailing Address:
4583 E. Old Mountain Road
Louisa, Virginia 23093-24 (United States)

Phone: (540) 894-0288
Fax: (540) 894-0288

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  Company Comment, posted on December 10, 2001:  
We specialize in Eucalyptus and other native plants of Australia. Many of you already know the fragrance of Eucalyptus; but did you know there are almost 1,000 different Eucalyptus species? While we currently offer the largest selection of Eucalyptus plants in the United States (150 different species and counting) we can help you sort through the differences and make the proper selection for your climate zone. We also offer an extensive seed selection of Australia natives for the "Do it yourself" gardener.

We have the largest selection of native Australia plants found anywhere in the United States! Come on in and have a look around Mate!

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Positive LariAnn
Miami, FL (Zone 10a)
(7 reviews)
March 3, 2008
I placed two seed orders almost back to back for many different Eucalyptus seeds, and both orders arrived in a timely manner and very well packaged. I am delighted to have found such a source for so many hard to find Eucalypti. It's only been a few weeks and already I have some baby Eucalyptus plants from the seeds.

I will be ordering more soon as every time I look over the listing, I see another couple I want to try!

LariAnn Garner
Aroidia Research
Positive Spookycharles
Langley, WA (Zone 8b)
(29 reviews)
December 17, 2007
I had done a lot of research to select just the perfect eucalyptuses for my situation only to realize that next to no one sold the varieties I had chosen. Suffice it to say that I was thrilled to have come across the Australia Plants website and see that they offered an incredible variety of eucalyptuses.

It was a delight to be able to order hard to find seeds in a way that was far easier and more convenient than the seed banks I had been looking at. The order arrived very quickly and while two of the varieties are still stratifying, the one that I have started has had excellent germination and the seedlings are growing well.

I canít wait to start the other varieties and once these ones get growing out in the garden Iíll absolutely be trying other varieties from Australia Plants.
Positive Cherrybark
Tyler, TX (Zone 7b)
(1 review)
September 19, 2006
I wanted an evergreen, privacy hedge here in zone 7a but wanted to find something not so ordinary. I spent some time at Australia Plant's web site and narrowed my choices to a couple of hearty Eucalyptus. Other sites had indicated these would survive our infrequent freezes.

I emailed asking which of the two plants would be most suitable. Mike responded within a couple of hours. It was clear he had carefully read my email and considered my plan (something many companies don't seem to bother with). He said, based on his experience, neither Eucalyptus would please me. He did recommend a couple of other varities but said he didn't currently stock them. Then, as icing on the cake, he recommended a couple of other trees I might like - neither of which he sells.

Quick response. Honest answer. Didn't try to sell me something that wouldn't satisfy my needs. Highly recommended!
Positive babyblue11371
Neodesha, KS
(3 reviews)
July 10, 2006
I Ordered some "baby blue" Eucalyptus seeds from The service was prompt and he also quickly followed up an e-mail I sent him.. The seeds germinated quickly and are doing great!! I am very pleased with the product and info provided. I will do Business with this company again when I need Australian plants!!
Great customer service and great product!!!
Gina *BabyBlue*
Positive Angel_K
(1 review)
March 8, 2006
I had a friend in Nashville TN who was looking for a particular Australian eucalyptus tree that we didn't know the name of, only a picture and Mike was very helpful and so quick to respond to my querying emails... quicker even than some of my own aussie nurseries... what a shame he hasn't got a nursery over here in Oz... he'd have my business thats for sure...
Positive Missyinbama
Wetumpka, AL (Zone 8a)
(37 reviews)
April 3, 2005
I purchased seed for some great Australian plants that I couldn't find locally or on the internet; everything I have tried so far has germinated. I would shop here again!
Positive zhangfu
(1 review)
October 15, 2003
I wanted to get some difficult to find seeds from the Kimberley region of Australia, and Windmill Outback Nursery was able and willing to go to the trouble of hunting them down for me and notifying me when they arrived. Definitely above and beyond the call...
Positive satxjoe
Conroe, TX
(10 reviews)
September 18, 2002
These guys are great. They have lots of informative information about their plants and great photos. They sell seed for mostly everything, but they also keep a fair number of small plants for mail order. They have an extensive number of cold-hardy Australian plants: Eucalyptus and related species (Angophora and Corymbia) are the main items because there are so many of these.

However, they have Acacia, Banksia, Callistemon, Anigozantios (kangaroo paw), Adansonia, Calandrinia, Cissus, Clitoria, Dryandra, and many more Australian plants: the list is quite large. The descriptions and ratings are informative and helpful. They tell you about the climate where it comes from, how much water in the original areas etc. They have great pages on how their hardiness ratings are done, etc. They even spell out how quickly the various plants are known to grow and when they can be expected to bloom.

Iíve ordered twice and have received good plants, in excellent health and with great shipping and packing attention. The really great thing is that if you write to the nursery they will provide a short answer. I wrote and asked about possible Acacia plants that might be borderline in USDA zone 8b (Conroe TX), I was interested in something with a little different look and was willing to chance it. The reply was great, they let me know that my ideas were ďright onĒ as well as where they just wouldnít work out based on their experience. Mike suggested alternatives and even took the time to look through odds and ends that werenít listed in the formal catalog. They even have a Eucalyptus or two for zone 7, the fragrance from the leaves is great and for colder areas they explain which plants make good pot plants. I think one or two of the giant trees might make shrubs in zone 6 (e.g., E. cinerea, wonderful fragrant leaves).

Iím a plant nut and am always growing new things, I deal with a lot of mail order places, buying daylilies, native rhododendrons, irises, ornamental grasses, etc. I tend to try a mail order place and move on to another because they all seem alike. This one gets my repeat business because the cost is reasonable, the quality is good, the variety is large, they have things you just canít get anywhere else, and especially because they respond to questions and steer me towards success.
Positive gardenbunny
Pattison, MS
(1 review)
May 27, 2002
I tried to order the Eucalyptus cinerea and received this email from Mike at Windmill Outback Nursery,

"The Eucalyptus cinerea quality is poor. I would be embarrased to send out something that looks that bad.

Would you like a substitute of E. Baby Blue? These I would rate 10 out out a possible 10!

I can adjust the price down to match the E. cinerea price.

Please advise if this is OK with you or to just delete your order."

Now this is service!
Thank you Mike for your help!

Positive Carter
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
(26 reviews)
January 4, 2002
It was a great experience! They helped me out with my order, giving me advice on what they thought would grow best in my area and were quick in both e-mail response and shipmant of my order. Plants were larger than I expected!! I had bought pots to get ready for the shipment and the pots I bought were too small! Very friendly, fast, and professional!!

Positive aleyda
(1 review)
January 1, 2002
I was very happy with the prompt response I recieved regarding Australian plants that would grow in the Chicago area. My kids needed Australian plants for a 4H project and I emailed and recieved a response. I ordered the plants and some seeds. The plants are doing great. The 4H kids are trying to grow Eucalyptus Neglecta from seed as well. The prices were unbelievably low.

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