P.O. Box 9366
Lee, Florida 32059 (United States)
(850) 973-6830


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Mail-Order Natives

posted on March 28, 2008



Displaying the 50 most recent reviews

On Jun 25, 2021, Sarmistha (5 reviews) from Richmond, VA

I have received good sized plants for really good prices from them. Its good to find good sized native plants.

On Jun 16, 2020, pndean (1 reviews) from Memphis, TN

I've bought 3 times in the past year (2020) from this company and have been astounded each time at the sustainable packaging, the affordability of native and hard-to-find plants, and the beauty and maturity of the leafed out specimens. Absolutely gorgeous.

On Mar 5, 2020, SanJoseFool (21 reviews) from Canton, GA (Zone 7b)

Ordered 7 plants. Packed well/shipped promptly, healthy on arrival. Will order again in the future.

On Nov 29, 2019, JeanneAtlanta (2 reviews) from Kill Devil Hills, NC (Zone 8b)

Excellent plants at good prices, all were healthy & carefully packaged for shipment. Very good customer service & communication. Shipment arrived just when they said it would. I especially wanted a Spicebush (Lindera), and this is not the easiest plant to find! This was my 1st time ordering from Mail Order Natives, but it definitely will not be my last.

On Apr 8, 2019, DonnaMack (67 reviews) from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a)

This is my first order, but it will not be my last. I received two GREAT fothergilla gardenii plants. Better yet, I was communicated wih throughout the process. I knew, within a two hour window, when they would arrive. I'll be back!!

On Mar 9, 2019, NicevilleMonarc (1 reviews) from Port Saint Lucie, FL

I ordered a couple of Coral Honeysuckle in the morning and told them anytime in the next 2 weeks. An hour later I got an email from Emily saying that the vines would be going out that night and to expect them. Two hour later I got an update that they had been shipped They were packed really well - much better than from other mail order plants that I have ordered. They arrived healthy and bushy and 3 weeks later they are starting to climb the trellis Couldn't be happier

On Mar 7, 2019, BlueRidgeMtnGrl (4 reviews) from Penrose, NC

Recently I was looking for a very hard to find camellia. The only nursery besides Mail Order Natives that had it listed showed it as Unavailable as did Mail Order Natives. I emailed Mail Order Natives to see if any would be available this season and Emily quickly wrote back that she had a couple of "starter pot" size. I was thrilled and received them today. They were packaged well and well branched. I am very happy with the quality of the plants as well as the fact that they were willing to go above and beyond to send me just two plants. I will definitely be ordering from them again.

On Jun 19, 2018, onilollaig (10 reviews)

I was interested in ordering some fruit trees, and I had some questions. So, I gave Mail-Order Natives a call. Nobody answeredóthe recording said that they were "busy," and to leave a message. I did just that. Guess what? They never bothered to return my call. Well, they just lost my business. If they don't want it, I'm sure there are plenty of better companies out there who do. ;)

On Jun 4, 2018, Bacardi95 (2 reviews) from Fly Creek, NY

I bought 2 oglethorpe oaks last year, one is thriving but the other one died. Mail order natives refuses to send me a new tree, they wouldn't even offer a discount. Would not recommend this company!

Company representative comment on June 5, 2018:
On Jun 5, 2018 6:44 AM, Mail-Order Natives (Mail Order Natives) responded with:

We do in fact ship replacement plants free of charge to the customer. We will replace any plant that is damaged or unhealthy upon delivery. We also replace plants that do not make it up to a month after shipment. Unfortunately, this order was over 6 months old. Our replacement policy is clearly stated on the website under store policies: "We DO NOT guarantee plants after they have been planted for several months, because we have no control over an individual's gardening practices or climate." In other words, we cannot be held responsible for what happens to a plant over the course of half of a year. We guarantee healthy plants upon arrival and from there most things are out of our control. More often than not, customers that have intentions of ordering again, will be granted a discount. Here, this was not the case.

On Apr 27, 2018, Luciole (4 reviews) from Chapel Hill, NC (Zone 7b)

Mail Order Natives is one of the very few places where Iíve seen Zephranthes atamasco for sale, and Iím very happy to have found this wonderful nursery. Their service is absolutely top notch. The plants I received were much larger than I expected with about half a dozen offsets per pot. Even though I ordered the plants a bit late into the season, Iíve already seen a good number of blooms. Iím definitely looking forward to ordering more plants from Mail Order Natives in future!

On Apr 7, 2018, dave12122 (82 reviews) from East Haddam, CT

FANTASTIC!! Everything about this experience was very positive. The plants were shipped EXACTLY on the ship date I specified and were HUGE for a one gallon size. One of the three plants was even sent with flower buds, which all survived the shipping. The prices are dirt cheap for what you get, and can't be bettered elsewhere...just try! I also like the quick order confirmation, shipment conformation, and arrival confirmation. There were no weak links here, just sheer professionalism. Bravo, Mail Order Natives!

On Nov 8, 2017, Driver8 (2 reviews) from Hartwell, GA

Ordered 9 plants on the evening of 10/31/17. Received my plants this afternoon. All were in great shape. This was my first mail order purchase of plants. I was very pleased with the price, order confirmation, shipment confirmation ( the day I requested),and the quality of the plants. I may be spoiled! I will definitely be ordering from Mail Order Natives again.

On Apr 19, 2017, LoveButterflies (1 reviews) from Frankfort, IN

I ordered 3 spicebush (lindera benzoin) and 1 hoptree (ptelea trifoliata) in September 2016. We waited for October shipping due to heat in the shipping region. The bushes/tree were very well packed and had very healthy roots when received. Fast forward to April 2017, and I'm so thrilled with how healthy they look this spring as they emerge from winter dormancy. They each have brilliant new green leaf growth and look like they should be healthy and vigorous growers. I would not hesitate to order from this vendor again!

On Apr 19, 2017, ronbug4444 (12 reviews) from Sumter, SC

I was very pleased with this nursery. They have a good selection of plants. What I ordered was received in four days and looked very healthy. It is thriving in my garden.

On Mar 11, 2017, earlybird0367 (2 reviews) from Hogansville, GA

I called and asked about the availability of a plant and spoke with Emily. She was very friendly and helpful. The plants that I ordered arrived well packaged, quickly and very healthy. I was very pleased with this company and would order from them again. Thank you for the great plants!!!!

On Jan 18, 2017, hjhanna (1 reviews) from Wilmington, NC

Amy's just great. And her plants are always great. Understanding Southern natives and care is the key. What a valuable resource for the entire South.

On Jun 27, 2016, markoc (1 reviews) from Ocean City, MD

I ordered from Mail Order Natives for the first time in May - the plants arrived quickly and were packed well. I had one plant die but Amy at Mail Order Natives quickly agreed to send a new one. Very good customer support/communication - I will be ordering again!

On May 19, 2016, mjohnson0 (1 reviews) from Haiku, HI (Zone 12a)

Very pleased with quality and size of plants for the price; shipping was very prompt. I will order again.

On Apr 18, 2016, Thescann (9 reviews) from Eastlake, OH

Super impressed with the size an price of plants. The perennials are amazing for the price and the shrubs and trees are great starters, with some difficult to find, at a great price.

On Feb 14, 2016, shpfitz (3 reviews) from Brownsboro, AL

Very pleased with my experiences in purchasing native plants for my landscaping. All plants have arrived on time and in excellent condition.

On May 30, 2015, Taney2 (1 reviews) from Birmingham, AL

I ordered the following on April 28 of this year: 7 x Lindera benzoin Spicebush 2 x Brickellia cordifolia Flyr's Nemesis 1g They were shipped promptly and arrived in good order. All have been planted and at this point appear to be thriving. I am very pleased and am working on my next order.

On May 23, 2015, dougfish (1 reviews) from Roanoke, VA

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 (5 reviews) from Little Silver, NJ

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.

On Apr 4, 2015, haldog (2 reviews) from Carrollton, GA

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 (5 reviews) from Rock Hill, SC (Zone 7a)

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.

On Mar 24, 2015, PhillyLover (12 reviews) from Philadelphia Suburbs, PA (Zone 7a)

Have ordered from Mail Order Natives several times. Excellent quality for the price and excellent customer service. I will continue to order from them.

On Dec 19, 2014, vossner (117 reviews) from East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a)

I have ordered species azaleas from this vendor and the plants have been of top quality, reasonably priced and shipped right away. Highly recommend.

On Nov 26, 2014, Styrax01 (2 reviews) from Apex, NC

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 16, 2014, RedRaidernBama (1 reviews) from Enterprise, AL

I recently ordered 6 "Native Azaleas" supposed to be 1 gallon in size. On arrival all 6 where so tightly packed in the box as to cause damage and those that still having leaves showed excessive transpiration to the point that once removed from the box the remaining leaves fell off. The root balls appeared rather small and investigation showed that they were root bound to the size of a 2.55 qt. pot, not a gallon as was advertised. On the upside they arrived in less than 72 hours from the ship date.

On Oct 1, 2014, CommanderNSB (3 reviews) from New Smyrna Beach, FL

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 (4 reviews) from Wildwood, FL (Zone 9a)

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 (8 reviews) from Grovetown, GA (Zone 8a)

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 (20 reviews) from Alachua, FL (Zone 8b)

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 (4 reviews) from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b)

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!

On Jun 1, 2013, Rollandh (13 reviews) from Wilmington, NC

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.

On May 12, 2013, chuckrlane (1 reviews) from Folsom, LA

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.

On Mar 18, 2013, mwmuck (1 reviews) from Silsbee, TX

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.

On Sep 8, 2012, Bev4 (8 reviews) from Roswell, GA

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 (14 reviews) from Chattanooga, TN (Zone 7b)

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.

On Jan 27, 2012, VAFarm (3 reviews) from New Castle, VA

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.

On Apr 25, 2011, pathologypaul (2 reviews) from Signal Mountain, TN

I ordered a large order from their wholesale site superior trees. All of the plants were beautiful and healthy. I will definitely order again.

On Apr 8, 2011, V_barnett (1 reviews) from Bay Minette, AL

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: April, 2011 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)

On Oct 22, 2010, nwark (6 reviews) from Fayetteville, AR

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. They are definitely on my order from list.

On Sep 1, 2010, AlisonZinTx (2 reviews) from Willis, TX

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 Aug 25, 2010, mizar5 (3 reviews) from Merritt Island, FL (Zone 9b)

Posted on July 6, 2008, updated August 25, 2010 I had a great experience with this company recently. Ordered 6 pine trees over the internet. They shipped fast and arrived in *excellent* condition. Very healthy and green and ready for planting! I also spoke to a real person on the phone about my order (because I spazzed out with *my* end of the internet purchase) and that experience, too, was very positive.

On January 15th, 2009, mizar5 added the following: UPDATE: Jan 14 2009: I ordered 12 cherry laurels and they arrived FAST. They are all in excellent condition. They were VERY well packed. Beautiful job. A pleasure to do business with.
On February 5th, 2009, mizar5 added the following: Update: Feb 5, 2009 I ordered still MORE plants, this time over the phone. It was fast, easy, and as always, the plants arrived VERY well packed and very promptly. They were all in fine condition. As far as I'm concerned this is a reliable, conscientious, company that does what it says in a timely manner. Recommended.
On August 25th, 2010, mizar5 added the following: New order of native shrubs placed via internet on Aug 23, 2010. Received the shrubs on Aug 25! They are healthy and fantastic. As always.

On May 23, 2010, Texasflowers (1 reviews) from Round Rock, TX

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:):)

On May 4, 2010, yral (1 reviews) from Southport, NC

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 Jan 27, 2010, killdawabbit (6 reviews) from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b)

At the top of my list for natives. They were the only place I could find my long lost Bluejack oak. Their plants are very nice. Great selection.

On Nov 20, 2009, ronblagrone (1 reviews) from Madison, AL

Looking for natives, they have lots. Ordered some sourwood trees, arrived quickly, container grown, packaged great. Emailed about other native things I want, got response quickly.

On Aug 16, 2009, Brennus (3 reviews) from Plano, TX

We ordered in the heat of Texas summer and the plants arrived in tip top condition. Not quite sure how they do it, but there was zero root girdling. The roots looked like they had been grown in air. We ordered beautyberries & they were budding new leaves 4 days after planting. Pretty good!

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