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Evergreen Nursery

Mailing Address:
15026 Rhea County Hwy
Evensville, Tennessee 37332 (United States)

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Positive bondra76
Castle Pines, CO (Zone 5b)
(9 reviews)
July 27, 2020
Posted on May 23, 2017, updated July 27, 2020
My review is probably somewhere between positive and neutral

Prices were great, delivery worked out well. Packaging was a little questionable to me - my box had been crushed and I think the shrubs will be ok but crossing my fingers. I wish they had just put some air pockets or something in the box so that FedEx didn't smash it.

Shrubs are looking good in the ground now that they've got water etc. The shrubs were significantly pruned it looked like even though they're pretty young. I'm not a botanist or expert on shrubs, so I am guessing that's normal.

Overall a good experience. Prices were very hard to beat compared to what I had seen in other stores. I was really impressed that I could get 1# containers of the shrubs I needed. It saved me a lot of money considering I'm trying to buy about 70 plants this year.
On July 27th, 2020, bondra76 added the following:

Iíve had three transactions with evergreen now and every single one of them has been excellent.
Positive showers
Woodstock, IL
(3 reviews)
April 24, 2020
I just received another wonderful order from Evergreen Nursery. Plants are healthy, large for the price and extremely well packed. Thanks to them I'm able to have plants I wouldn't be able to afford.
My only complaint is they are often out of some of the plants I want but it's probably because more people are finding out about their fantastic plants.
Positive Unsworth
Parma, MI
(1 review)
April 21, 2020
I bought 24 Hetzi Columnar Junipers in Feb 2014. I bought 35 Blue Rug Junipers and 4 Bar Harbor Junipers in Feb 2015. The Hetzi's were for along the driveway. The Blue Rug and the Bar Harbor were for a sloping area that needed ground cover. First off, every single one lived. Six years later I have a nice row of Hetzi's along my long driveway that are looking great. The low growing junipers behind the pole barn are getting thick now and keeping the weeds out. It is a nice carpet of ground cover. We live in Michigan where winters are tough on plants but these all came shining through. I would definitely buy from this company again. Sorry to take so long to put a review on here.
Positive karenandian
Haddonfield, NJ
(2 reviews)
April 10, 2020
Just received 14 shrubs/plants from Evergreen. Shipping was a few days past estimated date however spring is apparently very busy and it was not an issue for me. Plants arrived securely packaged 'floating' in the boxes by twist-ties around the root ball. Everything was in good shape, one mondo grass had some scale insect which I've sprayed down, the plant itself is healthy. Some plants were much bigger than depicted and two were somewhat smaller but all in good shape, no rotting or wilting. They prices are fantastic and the shipping (20-30% of order cost) seemed quite reasonable to me. Plan to order again as we are trying to do further landscaping around our house. Very pleased.
Negative ikenobo
Oriskany, NY
(4 reviews)
November 11, 2019
I ordered bulbs and all 5 (the whole bag) of the Jan Bos bulbs were not only rotten, they stunk. It is hard to imagine no one would notice this before they were shipped and they are still delivered like healthy bulbs. Worse though is that there is NO 100% guarantee policy...a customer has 7 days to return the bulbs but must pay for return postage which costs more than the bulbs. I suppose this is a way to make up for the original " free shipping" offer. I suggest buying bulbs else where, where bulbs are replaced totally free with no questions asked.
Neutral delabeaux
Spearfish, SD
(1 review)
October 7, 2019
I bought 4 spartan junipers and 10 spruce last year. 1 spartan lived. I bought 12 spruce this year... they're not looking good. Having better luck with the local nursery and fastgrowingtrees...
Positive karenmsmith7
Chicago, IL (Zone 5b)
(8 reviews)
June 30, 2019
Ordered three small evergreens for a container garden. They arrived very promptly, very well packaged and very healthy. Will be happy to purchase from this company again.
Positive zalmon
Moorcroft, WY
(2 reviews)
May 17, 2019
I ordered 27 Moonglow Rocky Mountain junipers in February to be sent on May 1. They shipped them then and I got them 3 or 4 days later. Beautiful trees and great care in shipping! They were size 1 approximately 18" tall and very competitively priced. I planted them and they are they are thriving. I will be buying from them again. I was very impressed and give them my highest rating!
Negative rjthrelkeld
Bethesda, MD (Zone 6b)
(1 review)
May 21, 2018
In spring of 2017 I ordered three Mandarin Lights azaleas, whose color is supposed to be orange. They flowered for the first time this year and they were not orange but purple, exactly what I do NOT want. I sent them an email with photos of the shrub and invoice showing the discrepancy but they have not responded. I wouldn't advise someone to order any plant for which flower color is important. Very poor customer relations!!
Positive KanapahaLEW
Alachua, FL (Zone 8b)
(20 reviews)
January 11, 2018
I recently ordered and received 3 plants from Evergreen. I had not ordered from them before but they had excellent reviews on Dave's and they had the exact plants I wanted in small (what I would call 1 quart) size so cost per plant was very reasonable (all 3 actually on sale). Cost of shipping was almost equal to cost of plants but I wanted those plants, the reviews mentioned the nice packing, and the fact is that it is expensive to ship plants properly.

I have been buying plants by mail and online since the early 90s and Evergreen exceeded my expectations. Shipping was prompt and satisfied my particular request as to timeframe. The plants came firmly and safely packed using twist-ties so no peanuts or airpacks were necessary (which probably allows for better aeration). The rootballs were just slightly moist (neither sopping wet nor excessively dry). The plants had beautiful form and were well-grown with substantial rootballs. In fact, all 3 were like mini-shrubs (rather than the little single-stalked rooted cuttings that one might receive at these prices).

I recommend this nursery highly.
Positive WAPP
Sister Bay, WI
(1 review)
July 23, 2017
Ordering was a breeze. I ordered plants to be sent to another State. They arrived carefully wrapped to both protect the plants during shipping and to maintain moisture. All plants were just as noted in the description. All survived and are thriving. Although anything can happen when shipping live plants, this company goes above and beyond to ensure your plants arrive alive and ready to plant. I plan on ordering additional plants this week. This company is superior to the majority of other mail order nurseries!
Negative RedClay007
Richmond, VA (Zone 7a)
(15 reviews)
May 7, 2017
I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't receive any of the plants that I ordered since others have commented on how well their plants looked. In summary, I made an order online, but never received it. After leaving them a voicemail and sending two emails without ever getting a reply, I canceled my order. They were very prompt in issuing a refund, which surprised me since they never called or emailed me back. I'm puzzled by the whole experience. They should definitely work on communication with customers!
Positive 1TexasGal
Georgetown, TX
(1 review)
March 4, 2017
I have never ordered plants online before, so I don't know how to compare with other online nurseries. However, I have ordered many different products online, as well as purchased plants from local nurseries, mostly "big box" home improvement stores, so in this regard, I'm think I'm a savvy shopper. From the amount of good product information I found on Evergreen Nursery's website, buying from this company seemed like the right choice.

I ordered 6 arborvitaes recently from Evergreen Nursery in TN, and received them a few days later, well-packed and very healthy. The product quality, shipping turnaround, and packing were outstanding, and their customer service is remarkable. Darren responded to my email about product and shipping within one weekday, and addressed my questions completely.

This company is not a "big box" store, and I think that is to their advantage, because they care about the quality of their product and their customers more than larger companies could. They may not be able to respond to your questions as quickly as a local store, but that is a small price to pay for great product and customer service.

In addition to quality product and service, the prices and shipping cost are amazing! This savvy shopper is impressed, and I will be ordering from Evergreen Nursery again. Thank you. I'm going to enjoy my arborvitaes.
Company representative comment on March 4, 2017:
On Mar 4, 2017 6:55 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

1TexasGal: Thank you for giving the online nursery experience a chance.....with us!! You're very correct in that we are not a big box outfit - quite the opposite, lol. Family run nursery with no outside employees at all which, I think, gives us an edge in that we can control every step of the growing process "hands on".

I hope that you do indeed enjoy your Blue Cone Arbs, and that they do wonderfully for you. Again, thanks for the chance to serve your planting needs - hope to send you some nice plants again in the near future. Just let me know if there's anything else I can help you with!!

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive Usmc1969
Saint Paul, MN
(1 review)
March 3, 2017
I ordered about a dozen bare root upright Japanese yews and live in MN. I was asked when I wanted delivery and they delivered them on time. I was totally amazed at the care and quality they put into packaging those bare root plants. I have been ordering and planting bare root plants for 40 years this year, never saw the quality and work put into that package before - amazing. They sent me a half a dozen more than I ordered that they found without charge - another first. Highly recommend Evergreen Nursery to anyone out there looking to puchase plants on line - plants were beautiful and very reasonably priced. Reminds me of Gurneys in the old days. THANK YOU! MW from Minnesota
Company representative comment on March 3, 2017:
On Mar 3, 2017 7:38 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

MW - Thank YOU for the order,,,,and for giving our nursery a chance to show you how we truly do try & go the extra mile to make sure our plants arrive in tip top shape, and healthy. I hope they all do very well for your there!!

Don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything at all I can help you with in the future. Happy planting in MN!!

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive lmtvafl
Fernandina Beach, FL
(1 review)
October 17, 2016
We just had an excellent experience purchasing from Evergreen Nurseries. The Peach Drift Roses that we ordered arrived securely tethered with large, moist root balls. The shape, size, amount of foliage, and condition of the roses truly surpassed our expectation as we ordered end of season plants at a sale price. There was no thinning, yellowing, or spotting of the leaves as would typically be seen in many retail nurseries at this point in the year. I also want to say that the customer service we received was also beyond our expectation in every way. We ordered the plants the week before Hurricane Matthew hit our community. Darren at Evergreen was responsive to our worry about the timing of the shipping. He followed up several times by phone and personally oversaw the selection of our plants. This was our first order with Evergreen and we will definitely order from them again. We are also recommending Evergreen to all of our friends.
Positive againes_5
(Zone 8a)
(4 reviews)
October 11, 2016
Posted on April 19, 2013, updated October 11, 2016
Ordered 1 blue ice Arizona Cypress. The packaging was well done and the plant was undamaged. I was pleasantly suprised to see the graft/root flare of the young tree instead of inches deep in soil like so many other young trees. So far the tree has done well in the yard adapating to its environment. I would definitely order from this company again. Thanks so much!
On October 11th, 2016, againes_5 added the following:

Just adding that my blue ice Arizona is now about 10 feet tall and doing great. Also, I just ordered and received a size 1 deodar cedar that arrived very healthy with no damage and a root ball that was not overly tangled and had only a few circling roots that needed to be trimmed. This is a nursery that I trust and will continue to order from in the future.

Lastly, I keep seeing comments across the various nursery reviews where people are complaining about trees being rootbound or too tangled but this is an extremely common occurrence with growing trees in pots. The bigger the potted tree, the more entangled and girdled the tree. Order small and do your part as a knowledgeable consumer to root prune and untangle the roots to ensure a healthy tree for the future. Remember, it is not always the nursery's fault that your tree died.
Company representative comment on October 11, 2016:
On Oct 11, 2016 6:46 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you very much for the update on your Blue Ice Arizona Cypress!! Glad to hear that it's settled in nicely, and growing quite well indeed. Let's hope the Deodar Cedar follows suit - and I'm sure it will. Keep me posted as to it's progress too.
You make a very valid, and good point in regards to container grown plants becoming slightly ( ad sometimes seriously ) rootbound if left in the same size container for too long. Most issues can always be handled with a little extra effort when going through the planting process - i.e. root pruning, or scoring the rootball lightly when planting.
Once again, thanks for your repeat business, and for taking the time to let us know how everything's doing for you. Much appreciated.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Negative jmmLikesRoses
Limerick, ME
(2 reviews)
October 10, 2016
I have called and emailed this company with no response. My order arrived (beautifully packaged) with three Arborvitae, and one other plant. I had ordered 4 Arborvitae. The 3 Arborvitae that arrived are in beautiful condition and seem fine where planted. The other plant looks like it's dying. I asked about how I can get the one Arborvitae that did not arrive. I had made a list of more plants that I had wanted to order (after this order arrived satisfactorily which it didn't) but I will NOT be placing that order! Also, their shipping cost doubles the cost of the plants and seems exorbitant especially in comparison to other companies. A reviewer mentioned Lowe's, and I will definitely be checking them out. Meanwhile, I want my missing Arborvitae, and cannot recommend this company to friends until/unless they fix this.
Company representative comment on October 10, 2016:
On Oct 10, 2016 6:12 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

I'm very sorry to see that you have decided to post a negative review concerning your recent order. The plants you received are indeed the 4 Arborvitae that were ordered - the Rheingold Arborvitae has a different foliage structure than most typical Arborvitae do ( called juvenile foliage )........especially when smaller / younger. As the plant matures, it will take on some of the more fanlike foliage that most folks are used to seeing when it comes to Arborvitae. But that process is gradual, and takes several years to happen. The Rheingold Arborvitae is also very prone to shedding of older foliage on the lower & inner portions of the plant - especially in fall. All Arborvitae ( as well as many other evergreen species ) go through similar shedding processes at this time of year - the amount, and severity will vary depending upon a number of different factors. Exact variety, weather patterns, soil composition, sun exposure, stress, all play as factors in how much, or when any Arborvitae will display foliage shedding.
I have included a link here that I would hope you would take a moment to read - explains in more detail exactly what I am referring to in regards to foliage shedding on Arborvitae. I have went ahead & issued you a full refund for the cost of the Rheingold Arborvitae that was shipped to you......but do hope that you will give it time to settle in, and see that it is quite normal & healthy as the other plants that you received.were. I could send you another one....but it will have the same type of foliage as the one you received. That's just how they are at this time of year.
The e-mail that I received was sent on Friday, and I apologize for not replying over the weekend. I have a family, and typically do not get around to most e-mails over the weekend as I try to spend my time with my family. I had just settled in to start replying to e-mails this evening ( Monday ), when I noticed your negative post / feedback. Seems a bit harsh considering the lack of time I was given to respond, or explain / remedy any concerns that you may have had. Once again, I apologize.....but certainly feel that the negative review was not deserved at all in this case.
Please take a moment to read the following article regarding shedding of foliage on evergreens. Hope it helps to give some insight as to what you are seeing. Thank you.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Negative emilyrogers4
Middlesboro, KY
(1 review)
September 25, 2016
I placed an order on 07/04/2016. My Order#: 27928 arrived rather promptly and all the plants were well packaged and healthy. I followed the instructions for planting these plants and planted them all within a few days of arrival. I ordered some azaleas, day lilies, and blue star junipers. After planting these plants, everything seemed to be going well and they were flourishing. A few days after planting, I started noticed that the junipers were turning brown. I contacted Evergreen Nursery on July 30 via email to tell them what was going on and ask if they had any advice to offer on how to care for the junipers and prevent them from dying completely. I did not hear back from them.

On August 16, I sent another email with images attached of the plants. Again, I was asking for advice on how to care for the plants to prevent them from dying. I also wanted to point out that they have the Blue Star Juniper advertised as being a worry free shrub when it comes to insects, etc. This is FALSE. It is susceptible to root blight, limb blight, spider mites, and other insects. I don't know what happened to the junipers. They were transplanted, watered on a routine basis to help them get established, etc. like the other plants in my yard. All other plants purchased in this order and other plants purchased from Lowe's that were planted at the same time and in the same area as the junipers are currently doing great. The junipers just slowly began turning brown limb by limb until they died.

For the most part, the quality of the plants I received was great. This negative review is for the blue star juniper shrubs, their overall health and untimely demise, and the fact that Evergreen Nursery is impossible to make contact with. They do not respond to their preferred method of contact which is email. You cannot run a business, ignore customer concerns over your product, and expect to get good reviews. I'll just pay a little more and purchase my plants from Lowe's from now on. They offer a one year guarantee on their plants!!!!
Positive carolmo
Olathe, KS (Zone 5a)
(23 reviews)
September 21, 2016
Just received 4 plants - 2 drift roses - apricot and peach, 1 df gold barberry, 1 df cham. limerick. Perfectly wrapped - large root balls in plastic bags with ties at neck and inside box to keep them from moving. Beautiful plants. Will definitely buy from them again. Prices were great too - about $10 each. Just got them in tubs to go with other conifers, sedums, df barberry, df clematis, coneflowers, achilleas, etc. Will look wonderful all year. Glad I looked at Davesgarden before I bought - it is a saver.
Company representative comment on September 21, 2016:
On Sep 21, 2016 6:33 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you so much for giving our nursery a first time order!! I'm glad to hear that everything made it to you in good shape - hope you enjoy them all for years to come. The Limerick Chamaecyparis is a really cool plant once it gets some age / size to of my favorites. I've been working on getting some into production for several years now - finally getting some ready to sell now.
Anyway, thanks for the order - and for taking the time to post here on DG. Much appreciated!! Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if there's anything else I can help you with in the future, ok??

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Negative Gardenere
Manchester, NH
(1 review)
July 9, 2016
Posted on July 8, 2016, updated July 9, 2016
My experience with Evergreen Nursery was extremely NEGATIVE!

I received wrong plants, not the plants that I ordered.

I made multiple attempts to contact Evergreen Nursery including:
- making several phone calls and leaving message and asking to give me a call back.
- sending multiple emails providing my order # and my customer ID and asking about their policy in case if they shipped wrong plants.

I never received any reply to my phone calls or emails.

Buyers, please be aware! Please read their 'Terms and Policies' -You'll be surprised how is every statement there is written to protect Evergreen Nursery and there is nothing said about how a Buyer is protected in case if Evergreen Nursery makes a mistake and ships wrong plants. There is only one statement that is kind of related to my problem, e.g: " We will NEVER knowingly ship plants which are of questionable health, or not true to type. We want you to be satisfied with your purchasing experience with us, and will do our best to work out any problems ( rare as they may be ) to everyones' satisfaction."

I consider wrong plans that have been shipped to me as "problems", however Evergreen Nursery completely ignored their mistake and never responded to my multiple attempts to contact them.

At this point there is nothing I can do ... there is an old-old fairy tale, where a character, who was being robbed used to say 'take my goods and my misfortune along with'... At this point there is nothing I can do, however, I can share my experience to warn potential Buyers.

Buyers, please be aware while dealing with Evergreen Nursery! There are so many others reliable on-line nurseries, don't waste your money with Evergreen Nursery at // !

P.S. If needed;I have all the info available to proof my NEGATIVE feedback: copy of the original order, copies of my emails, photographs of wrong plants that are shipped to me in place of plants I ordered.
On July 9th, 2016, Gardenere added the following:

7/9/2016 @ 7:25 pm - ​In respond to Darren' s post.

No Darren, you have​ not​ addressed​ my​ concerns​.​
Description of the​ Shirobana​ ​plant posted on your site states: 'Clusters of flower ​​blooms are formed in multiple colors all on one shrub. White blooms are combined with several different shades of pink........anywhere from a dark pink to a very, very light pastel​'. There is no mentioning that a young plant will display only light pink blooms...and it may take a while before it goes multi-color. So, information on you web is quite misleading and lacking information​.​

Regarding giving you a feedback after the 7 days waiting period: In modern communications​ ​technology,​ ​there is a simple​ ​feature of effective communications, which is "OUT of the office" reply that can be used on answering service as well as emails. Getting your​ "OUT of the office"​ on my first attempt to contact your would be ​very ​helpful. I contacted you for the first time on July 1, I was following up​ via emails and calls​ all wee​k with no success, and finally I used my last option - posted feedback on July​ ​8.​
Company representative comment on July 8, 2016:
On Jul 8, 2016 8:40 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

I can assure you that the plants that were shipped to you are indeed Shirobana Spirea, as we grow no other variety of Spirea that it could possible have been confused with here at the nursery. The closest other Spirea variety we offer would be Froebelli, and it is grown & located in a totally different parcel of our nursery grounds than the Shirobana, and grows much faster, and with a different growth habit.

The Shirobana Spirea does indeed have blooms in a couple of different colors & shades and, in time, you will see what I am referring to. These plants that you ordered are nowhere near mature shrubs, and are producing nowhere near the number of blooms they soon will in years to come. Each flower head is one solid color, and as the shrub matures, and you have more flower heads to compare, you will clearly see some flower heads that will be darker & lighter shades of well as see some white ones show up from time to time. You will not see all three colors on the same flower head - that's not how Spirea works. Each entire flower head / bloom at the end of the branch is one, solid color. Pink is by far the most common - so you will most likely see more of them, especially at first. Then you will start to see lighter or darker shades of pink, then followed by white flower heads as well as the shrubs age & mature.

I must admit, the fact that you have already decided to give our nursery a negative rating on Dave's Garden is kind of unfair & rather disturbing. The reason you have not heard anything from me until now is the fact that we were on vacation for the week of 6/27 - 7/4?? We are a family run nursery with no outside employees, and we take the week of 4th of July as our vacation EVERY do millions of other Americans. Maybe that fact or possibility never crossed your mind, I can't say for sure.....only you would know the answer to that question. We were gone at my son's Little League Baseball State Championship Tournament, which ended on 7/4, after which we watched fireworks and returned home & to the nursery. And I have pictures & evidence which I can send & post for you to see if you would like to see as proof. Upon returning from our vacation, I had nearly 150 e-mails to go through & reply to. And, so I am now replying to yours. Which I must also mention that neither of your two e-mails I received had any photos / pictures of the plants you are inquiring about.

I hope I have addressed your concerns effectively, and explained clearly enough for you that what you are seeing in the Shirobana Spirea plants that you received is quite normal for young shrubs of their age & size. You ordered Shirobana Spirea plants, and that's exactly what you received from us.

Have a nice weekend,

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Positive relaxnplant
Monticello, AR
(1 review)
July 3, 2016
A big shout out to you and your nursery employees for the most AWESOME packing and shipping of our ligustrum shrubs!!! They arrived in perfect condition late last week and were planted this weekend. We are so appreciative of your attention to detail and great customer service.

We will be ordering again next spring! --- have a few azaleas to replace! But for now, we have our hands full to keep the yard thriving this year.

Thanks again for a most professional online shopping experience -- great plants, great people.

Company representative comment on July 8, 2016:
On Jul 8, 2016 8:43 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thanks a bunch for the kind remarks!! I'll look forward to helping you again next year.....

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive greenthumbgirls
Roanoke, VA
(1 review)
July 1, 2016
The plants were gorgeous--arrived in pristine condition because of pro packaging! My first order from this company--I'll be a loyal customer from now on.
Company representative comment on July 8, 2016:
On Jul 8, 2016 8:46 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi there - glad everything arrived to you in good shape. We take pride on our shipping methods, and this is exactly what we like to hear, lol. Don't hesitate to call on me if there's anything else I can help you with in the future. Be glad to help anyway I can!!

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Positive BJames1
Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a)
(19 reviews)
June 20, 2016
Conifers arrived large, healthy, and securely packed.
Company representative comment on June 26, 2016:
On Jun 26, 2016 4:00 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hey there - thanks for the kind remarks & positive feedback regarding the trees you received from us. I hope that they do wonderfully for you, and that they beautify your landscape for years to come! Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can be of any further help to you in the future.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Positive bernievfish
Henderson, TN
(1 review)
April 13, 2016
I have been gardening for many years now.....have ordered from many, many garden sources (online, catalog and physical stores) but have never found anything to compare with the quality and care gone into Evergreen's plants. I have received 4 separate shipments over the last year now....and a 5th on the way. Everything from good sized trees & shrubs; their great roses & flowers to the most recent additions of their selection of Berries (Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries & Gojis) has been beyond expectations in health, size and GREAT packaging!
I can't say enough about the obvious care they put into the shipments.....I can't believe the difference compared to those other mailorder outlets !!! Great job guys!!! Glad I found you all!!
Positive robt2137
Williamsport, MD
(1 review)
October 24, 2015
I ordered 20 some plants from Darren's, Evergreen nursery several weeks ago and recieved them in a very good timely manner. The plants were packaged very nicely. The size of the plants and the condition was great.I planted the plants in my garden a few days after I recieved them, and so far they look great.I had sent Darren two emails since ordering and his response was quick and informative. I am glad to have done business with him and look foward to doing business with him in the near future. THANK YOU DARREN & EVERGREEN NURSERY.
Company representative comment on October 24, 2015:
On Oct 24, 2015 3:08 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

I'm so glad to hear that everything arrived in good shape, and was happy to help answer your questions associated with your new arrivals.
I know many of the Weigelas looked, Weigelas tend to do in mid to late October, lol. Just wait til spring, and they'll be ready to grow like weeds!!
Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if there's anything I can help you with.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive aimeej
Albuquerque, NM
(10 reviews)
August 14, 2015
This is a wonderful nursery. I ordered three crepe myrtles and one day lily. I was promptly emailed by the owner apologizing that the day lily was out of stock and asked if I would like to substitute. I called and left a message with the substitution and the order was sent out the next day. The plants arrived in very good condition and were huge. Because it is so hot this year I potted them and within a week they were pushing new growth.
I have ordered plants from many online nurseries and Evergreen is one of the best.
Company representative comment on August 16, 2015:
On Aug 16, 2015 10:21 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi!! I do definitely remember your order due to the Daylily inventory issue ( sorry about not having the variety you originally wanted ). I'm very glad to hear that everything made it to you in good shape - sounds like they're all settling in quite nicely is pushing new growth. That's a great sign!!

I hope they all do well for you, and that you enjoy them all for years to come. Thanks for the order - don't hesitate to let me know if I can be of any assistance to you at all in the future.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive Mipii
(Robin) Blissfield, MI (Zone 6a)
(3 reviews)
July 7, 2015
My experience with Evergreen Nursery was much better than just positive. I placed my order online and was allowed to add to my order before it was shipped. Darren was extremely helpful and committed to making my transaction seamless (like I was his best client).

I ordered 3 Arborvitae and 2 flowering shrubs...all were absolutely beautiful, better than expected. The best price, the best stock and the best service I've had in years. Don't hesitate to purchase from this company. I can't wait to be a repeat customer!
Thanks Evergreen, what a pleasure/treasure you are.
Company representative comment on July 15, 2015:
On Jul 15, 2015 9:34 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to post the kind remarks - glad you were pleased with your order. We were really slammed this year with very high order volume, which slowed our shipping turn around on orders for quite some time............but we feel like the wait is definitely worth it in the long run, lol.

I was raised to try & treat my folks the same way I would want to be treated - and I have tried very hard to extend that same mentality into our nursery business as well. Our goal is to have our first time customers return time & time again, whenever they have a planting need that we can help them with. And I look forward to being able to help you again on down the road with your next planting project.

Thanks for the business, and don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything else I can help you with in the future.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive HNemerov
Bastrop, TX
(7 reviews)
April 23, 2015
I've ordered Lipan Crapemyrtles twice from Evergreen. Both times, all plants arrived healthy and ready to plant. Shipping was prompt. Even though I live in Central Texas, these plants have settled in well and produce a plethora of beautiful blooms each summer. This is a good company to do business with.
Positive lwbuchholz
Manhattan, MT
(11 reviews)
October 1, 2014
I ordered 5 junipers and they came through wonderfully!! Well packaged and very healthy. Will keep you updated on how they survive.
Company representative comment on October 2, 2014:
On oct 2, 2014 8:52 , Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you so much for the order, and the opportunity to send you some of our Blue Point Junipers. I hope that you enjoy them for years to come. Don't hesitate at all to contact me at anytime if there's anything I can help you with in the future.

Happy Planting!! Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive saradus
Maple Park, IL
(20 reviews)
July 30, 2014
Earlier this summer I placed my first order with Evergreen. We lost a couple of older (20+) yews this past winter and I had a gap in our foundation plants . I ordered a Juniper, Chamaecyparis, and a couple types of arborvitae. The plants arrived in fantastic condition and were a generous size considering the prices. I see a lot of things in their catalog that I'm adding to my wishlist for next year.
Positive ehearn58
Houston, TX
(6 reviews)
July 5, 2014
Recently ordered from them. Shipping was fast with timely communication, price was reasonable, plant arrived in great shape and was securely spilled soil inside box. Very pleased with service and plant. Have ordered from them in the past and will order from them again.
Positive trackinsand
mid central, FL (Zone 9a)
(47 reviews)
June 13, 2014
have always wanted a couple Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' for my property and finally decided to order online. if i remember correctly, there weren't many places to choose from and i decided on Evergreen Nursery.
they were shipped quickly. the website was easy to navigate and best of all, what i thought would be bareroot shrubs, were very large and just slipped out of their pots. the rootball was intact. they shipped fed ex and the packing was perfectly, not a leaf out of place. very green, healthy, berry laden plants.
i'm very pleased with this purchase!!!
Company representative comment on June 14, 2014:
On Jun 14, 2014 12:06 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Glad to hear you were pleased with your order, and overall shopping experience with us. I don't blame you at all for wanting to purchase a few Nellies.....they're one of my personal favs when it comes to Holly. Such dark green foliage, and the berry size is excellent!!

We have 3 or 4 9yr old specimens planted out by the road frontage on our property - prob close to 9ft tall now, and loaded with berries every year!!

Thanks for your business, and for taking the time to post here regarding your order. We really appreciate it.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Positive Gardeningman
Kingman, KS (Zone 6b)
(6 reviews)
May 10, 2014
Evergreen Nursery is an outstanding online nursery. Darren is very helpful and sells top quality plants. I ordered Rosy Glow Barberries, Froebelli Spireas, Gold Mound Spireas, a Diablo Ninebark, and a Shirobana Spirea. I received my order in two days after it shipped just like their shipping map said. Everything was very well packaged and packed. Evergreen Nursery ships each of their plants in in a plastic bag instead of a pot. They shake off much of the soil but there is still quite a bit of soil on the roots. The plants were healthy, and except for a few broken twigs, undamaged.
Darren went over and above on my order. Apparently, he ran out of the size of Rosy Glow Barberries that I ordered, so he gave me the next size larger at no additional charge. I know that he absorbed the cost of the difference in plant sizes as well as the additional $25-$30 in S&H. Darren does things the right way; the way that all nurseries should treat their customers. Darren, if you read this, from now on Evergreen Nursery will be my first stop for my purchasing of plants that you carry. Thanks again for your great quality plants and going out of your way to help your customers. I appreciate it.
Company representative comment on May 10, 2014:
On May 10, 2014 8:25 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Greetings Gardeningman!! Glad to hear that everything arrived in overall good shape. I hope everything works out great in your gardening plans. Keep an eye on the Diabolo Ninebark - they have a habit of wanting to shoot up a reversion branch every now & then, lol. Just prune any reversion off should you notice it trying to misbehave, ok??

I appreciate your order, and you taking the time to let everyone here know you were pleased with your shopping experience with our nursery. Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can help you at all in the future.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive JetGal
Sugar Grove, IL
(21 reviews)
May 5, 2014
Posted on May 9, 2013, updated May 5, 2014
Received my first order from Evergreen Nursery last week & I couldn't have been happier with the plants they sent me. All were nicely packed & delivered undamaged. The evergreens I ordered were #2 size & #1 size for my Spiraea Dolchica, which turned out to be a nice sized plant. Will be placing another order with them very soon.

Thanks folks at Evergreen Nursery for my awesome plants :)

On May 5th, 2014, JetGal added the following:

The plants I purchased from Evergreen Nursery last year performed so well in my gardens that I pretty much duplicated that same order as my first order for 2014, which I received on 4/28/14. Once again, they did not disappoint with the plants they sent me.

I absolutely love the Arb. Wansdyke Silver & Cham. Squarrosa Sulphurea. Considering the absolutely brutal winter a lot of us experienced, the Squarrosa got a little beat up & the extreme sub-zero temps & strong winds didn't even phase the Wansdyke Silver. The Nandinas didn't fare so well, but I expected that to happen that's why I ordered them again this year.

Thanks again Evergreen Nursery folks & was wondering if any of the plants I've ordered from you are Black Walnut tolerant?

Company representative comment on May 10, 2014:
On May 11, 2013 8:03 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Very glad to hear that you were pleased with your order!! The Wansdyke Silver Arborvitae & Cham Squarrosa Sulphurea are a couple of my personal favorites that we grow. Enjoy watching them grow........and don't hesitate to let me know if there;s anything else I can do for you!!

On May 10, 2014 8:20 PM, Evergreen Nursery added:

Hey - thanks for the update on your plants - and thanks for the repeat order!! This past winter was a real challenge for many parts of the country for sure - Nandinas everywhere had a tough time dealing with such severe cold & wind.

I have an excellent link for you to check out that might help with your question concerning Black Walnut ( juglone ) tolerance. Check these out when you get a moment, ok??

Thanks again for your continued business - just let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Positive SetterX2
Little Silver, NJ
(5 reviews)
April 11, 2014
This was my first experience with Evergreen Nursery and I couldn't be more pleased. Perfect communication from start to finish. The plants were packaged well and all 18 have obviously been lovingly tended, with nice root systems and beautiful, solid growth. Highly recommended for outstanding plants and great customer service.
Company representative comment on April 15, 2014:
On Apr 15, 2014 7:51 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi there! Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to help you with some of your spring planting needs. I hope you enjoy your new arrivals for years to come.........and truly do thank you for taking the time to let us know that you were pleased with what I hope is the first of many orders with us, lol.

Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can be of any help to you at all in the future.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery

Positive mech
Copperas Cove, TX
(2 reviews)
March 11, 2014
Posted on March 20, 2013, updated March 11, 2014
I had ordered 80 - arborvitae blue cone trees from Evergreen Nursery and they arrived very fast. They were packed superbly and had a really nice root ball on each plant-well moistened in the plastic bags. they are very healthy looking trees for the low price. So far they are in the ground and looking great. I will try and report back after a few months of grow time,but i expect them to take off and do very well.

I only wish you guys sold fruit trees!


On March 11th, 2014, mech added the following:

it has been just over a year since i have planted the trees and they have taken off and are doing very well. No losses of any of the 80 trees.

Company representative comment on March 20, 2013:
On Mar 20, 2013 6:51 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you are pleased with your new Blue Cone arrivals!! Glad to hear that everything made it to you in good shape - hope you enjoy them for years to come. Don't hesitate to let me know how they do for you, or contact me at anytime if you have any questions. Hopefully we can send you more nice plants in the future....

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive zahradka1
Blakeslee, PA
(3 reviews)
January 22, 2014
Posted on June 5, 2012, updated January 22, 2014
When buying plants online I always turn to Dave's Garden for suggestions and reviews. I searched for vendors looking to purchase Serbian spruces. Found Evergreen nursery and placed an order.
And I felt in love. I placed many orders and received many plants past years trying to bring to life surroundings of newly built home and make all little creatures happy with my arrival to their territory. Always thinking of hummingbirds I added 5 Tango Weigela to my order of 5 Serbian Spruces.
Plants were picture perfect. They did not even looked real. Healthy, happy, unbelievable root systems... But they arrived damaged due to handling by UPS- ties that held plants in place were torn. So Weigela branches were broken, needles on Spruces shredded couple of leaders broken as well. I was so upset seeing such beauties so abused. I've contacted Darren at Evergreen nursery and he responded right away offering to replace the plants.
Not only that Darren replaced the plants but also after learning that Spruces will be planted in memory of someone dear he'd sent higher grade of trees. I was deeply touched by this act o compassion and kindness from Darren and his wife.
Replacement order arrived intact. Once again I was so taken by plants beauty and health, something that you don't see often if ever when you open the box.
Evergreen nursery will always be first place where I'll shop in the future. I absolutely love their plants and I love to support business with such a personable customer care as Darren provides. He truly takes customer satisfaction to another level.
Thank you.

On January 22nd, 2014, zahradka1 added the following:

So I could not stay away from ordering from this wonderful source in 2013 after 2012 experience.
I placed 2 orders of total around 35 different trees and some shrubs. All arrived perfectly packaged with no damage at all and so beautiful. Healthy, large... I do not know how is Darren and his wife doing it but this is example of fantastic online business that you can trust.
I ordered all kind of different species, very impressed with their selection. I really liked Cryptomeria japonica Black Dragon, Chamaecyparis Squarrosa Sulphurea, Sawara False Cypress, Juniperus Robusta Green, Chamaecyparis Rachael and many more. Some Chamaecyparis were sold out last season so I may add it to my collection this year. Skyrocket Junipers arrived healthy but did not survived this wetland climate- PA-even in full sun- those are susceptible to blights and cankers- Juniperus Scopulorum. I will stick with Juniperus Chinensis from now on. That reminds me how wonderfully informative Evergreen Nursery website is.
This is the place where I go to shop for healthy, robust trees and shrubs with many hard to find species.
Thank you.
Company representative comment on June 5, 2012:
On Jun 5, 2012 7:39 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

I am so glad that I was able to help you get the very best possible trees to plant for this project - especially after UPS gave the initial shipment such a rough ride, lol. It's good to know that those spruces have a wonderful new home, and a meaningful purpose.

Don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if I can help you at all in the future.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery

Positive sambucka
Burlington, MA
(3 reviews)
November 15, 2013
Received order in time and plants were very carefully packaged. I also liked that they are packed in plastic to keep the soil from spilling out. Plants look healthy, good sized and I would order from them again.
Negative grgantt
West Columbia, TX (Zone 9a)
(4 reviews)
October 19, 2013
I ordered six daylilies from Evergreen. They indicated that their method of shipment with the rootball intact was superior to shipping bare root daylilies. The plants were received in a timely manner and as described, but the plants were very small with under developed root systems compared to daylilies I ordered from other suppliers. As a consequence, only 4 of the 6 survived.
Positive mjeanl
Abington, MA
(3 reviews)
May 23, 2013
When I first bought my house in Ma. I wanted to plant evergreen trees and shrubs for borders and sound barriers; my property was next to a commuter train and a main road. I spoke to them on the phone and they were very helpful choosing plants and sending me the biggests plants they could. Their prices per plant are one of THE MOST reasonable I have come across and they have a very good selection of evergreens. Also, their shipping prices are VERY reasonable AND they were willing to bargain down on cost since I spent alot of money. I always go to them FIRST when I need any plants I know they offer, sometimes I check them out to see if they've added anything new.

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