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|On Aug 29, 2006, CBrodtrick Huntington, WV wrote:
Finding Greenwood Nursery after ordering plants through the mail for thirty years with sometimes good/sometimes bad results rates right up there with finding true love. (Well, pretty near.)
|On Aug 28, 2006, wattley Cleveland, OH wrote:
I ordered from this company several times this past growing season and haven't been disappointed yet.
|On Aug 22, 2006, sanb Fleetwood, PA wrote:
Hello fellow gardeners
|On Jun 19, 2006, barraboy Williamsburg, VA wrote:
I ordered about 60 plants including wisteria's, Rosa Rugrosa, lilacs, and butterfly bushes. A little disapppointed with the 2 quart pink wisteria's, they haven't shown signs of new growth and are a little straggly, but the bare root westeria's jumped as soon as I put them in the ground. 2 weeks and about 1 foot of growth...awesome! The Rosa's are a little slow coming out of domancy but most seem to be going now, and all the lilacs were sprouting in about 2 days. In all a fairly positive experience, I would definitely buy from this nursery again. This time I would just order a little earlier in the year.
|On Jun 3, 2006, Browndog Richmond, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered 3 Annabelle Hydrangeas and an Oakleaf Hydrangea in February this year. They notified me of the anticipated shipping date a few days later, and the plants arrived right on time.
|On May 12, 2006, tobee43 groveland, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
well...all i can say is i certainly didn't expect what i rec'd from this company. you know the saying "you get what you pay for". since their prices were so reasonable, i figured i'd get a few tiny trees and such. i opened the box and the plants were beautiful. the twisted red bud..all i can say is i have seen that size go for over 200.00. only thing i'm sorry about is that i didn't order two of them. it is explained when you purchase from them that everything is dug out the date of shipping and shipped bare foot. not my favorite, but each and every plant was carefully packaged. the hybrid willows were supposed to have been 4-6 feet, and they are, if not taller. the weeping willow golden niobi's i expected to be tiny little things and they are at least 2 feet. the rosa rugosa, bare root and all are beginning to bud.
|On Apr 14, 2006, sj2r Dickson, TN wrote:
I ordered bareroot groundcover along with a few shrubs from Greenwood, upon arrival I was very surprised on the condition of everything. Customer service was wonderful, packaging was exceptional...have already recommended this company to others, and they are satisfied as well.
|On Apr 13, 2006, kissyboots Asheville, NC wrote:
I purchased 13 Knockout Roses, 5 Japanese Snowball Trees and 1 Nikko Blue Hydrangea from Greenwood Nursery this Spring. The plants were all packed very carefully and received in near perfect condition - it was quite an impressive packing job. One of the Knockout Roses suffered root damage from the journey, but the company is sending a replacement for free.
|On Mar 30, 2006, canalzonechick Cresson, TX wrote:
I ordered 3 butterfly bush and 50 Siberian Elm trees from Greenwood at the end of February. They arrived nicely packaged and the 3 butterfly bush are doing well. Of the 50 trees 49 are doing well and growing as fast as promised. They were leafing out the day after I planted them and they were sent dormant. I am not upset that 1 plant out of 53 plants is not doing well and the others are prospering. Those are pretty good odds to me. I will definitely order from them again.
|On Mar 7, 2006, alicewho North Augusta, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered several tree's and shrubs from Greenwood last fall, there was a mistake made with my order, and they were quick to fix it. But only 2 of the 5 Viburnums I ordered survived and all the free Burning Bushes died.
On March 31st, 2006, alicewho changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
After notifying Greenwood that the shrubs I ordered didn't make it, they sent replacements plus a couple extra. I did have to pay shipping on them though.
|On Oct 6, 2005, jestelleoan Tyler, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I received my order in very good condition today. It was packed well and they were all healthy. I will order from them again.
|On Oct 1, 2005, Abe_J Georgetown, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I was left high and dry by another source who suddenly declared “item no longer available” a month after I placed my order. Searching again, I found Greenwood had the same tree in stock and at a better price. They sent two excellent “Magnolia Jane” within a week, no problems. The trees are larger and much nicer than what I was expecting. I feel pretty good about the other place canceling my order now!
|On Aug 4, 2005, gjb1066 Elizabethtown, KY wrote:
This is a great company to do business with ... they appreciate their customers. I ordered several trees and one arrived broken. I tried to nurse it along, but it died. Cheryl cheerfully answered my e-mail and sent a replacement plant in about one week. It was larger than the originals. I will definitely order from this company again!
|On Jul 22, 2005, vinny_75 East Hampton, CT wrote:
I recently bought few Hydrangias, Bradford Pears, Weeping Cherry, Yews and Hostas from GreenWood Nursery. My experience has been unquestionably awsome. Even though the pears were bareroot and did not take the travel from TN to Connecticut well, they were extremely cordial and immediately offerred to send replacements. All the flowring shrubs I bought from them have come up beautiful. I expect blooming next year and judging by the healthy foliage, I wont have any trouble there.
|On Jun 19, 2005, PAgardener Plymouth Meeting, PA wrote:
I ordered from Greenwood because of their high approval rating here. Most of my plants arrived in great condition. I did order 3 yews which were a very good size but were very yellow. I checked the website and the picture there also looked yellow, so I felt maybe the plants were supposed to look that way until they broke dormancy. After about 6 weeks, only 1 had any growth and the other 2 were mostly brown. I emailed them and they sent 2 more out very quickly. Compared to many other nurseries (both on and off the web), I feel that Greenwood is responsive and their prices are reasonable.
|On Jun 10, 2005, gardener2005 Baton Rouge area, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered two bare root annabelle hydrangeas and they look like they will do very well. They were a bit pricey but I couldn`t find that variety anywhere since it is late in the season. I`m pleased with the 10% first order discount.
|On Jun 9, 2005, mmoran46 Savannah, GA wrote:
I ordered cinnamon ferns and Rose of Sharon bushes from Greenwood this spring, and was pleasantly surprised at the size and good health of the product. I was contacted twice by email about shipping status, and the packaging was very good. Everything is growing, except one fern that I believe was eaten by my dogs. I would definitely order from this company again.
|On Jun 7, 2005, dennyboy34 Yonkers, NY wrote:
I ordered 10 Forsynthia bare-root plants on-line. Was told they would ship the week of 5/23/05. I sent an e-mail that week asking when they would be shipped. Received a response the following day, and a FedEx tracking number. The plants shipped as promised. Packaging was very good, but the S&H fee is a little high in my opinion. Plants arrived alive and in good shape and were planted immediately. They were received without any buds, but after about a week and a half, all are showing signs of life and have begun budding after daily watering. Price for the plants was very competitive. Overall a good experience. I have ordered from them before, and will again if the need arises.
|On Jun 2, 2005, lilaclily Lombard, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
What can I say? You can't beat them for the price if you have alot of space to fill. When my Carolina Allspice failed to leaf out, Cheryl cheerfully sent out a replacement order. This was after I kept her on the phone talking about my many rose bushes, lol. She could have probably cared less but the important thing is... she sounded like she did. We exchanged some gardening stories and she is just an absolute doll to talk to.
|On Apr 14, 2005, sunbirds Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:
I ordered 5 tree hibiscus and recieved 6, what a nice surprise. These are the size of 1 I have had in the ground for 3 years. WOW I am very pleased they are bigger and better than I had expected! I will be doing more business with this company. This was my first order with them, but certainly not my last! Also the emails as per shipping and billing were great. Have no fear with this company.
|On Apr 12, 2005, dealton Shoals, IN wrote:
My first experience with Greenwood has been good so far. I ordered Green Giant Cedars, some Fountain Grass, and Daylily bulbs. The order was shipped promptly, was well packaged, and arrived in good shape. I received Butterfly Bushes as a gift. All the plants appear to be doing well - except for the five Butterfly Bushes I took down with the riding lawn mower (maybe I should paint the bark fluorscent orange).
|On Mar 18, 2005, frebitz Owings Mills, MD wrote:
Very businesslike operation (that's a complement). They didn't bill my credit card until they shipped. Everything arrived well packaged and alive. Ordered 75 of a ground cover and got 87. They were very pleasant about replacing items that didn't make it and didn't ask about why (wasn't their fault.) Have dealt with them three times and will again.
On May 3rd, 2005, frebitz added the following:
For newbies, I would note that bareroot plantings are an inexpensive way to fill a large need, but you really have to wait for any kind of satisfaction.
On June 14th, 2005, frebitz changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I emailed them on 4/21/05, with a followup on 6/1/05 about some plants that had arrived in bad condition. They have yet to respond.
On June 21st, 2005, frebitz changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
On June 20th, heathy replacement plants arrived.
|On Feb 12, 2005, calichecuss Round Rock, TX wrote:
Wow! This was my first order with Greenwood Nursery and I am very pleased. They sent me much larger plants than I had expected and they were packaged very carefully. I took advantage of their first order special with free shipping and an extra discount and really got a great deal, too. I will definitely be ordering from them in the future.
|On Jan 21, 2005, prajantr Mount Laurel, NJ wrote:
I ordered 6 wisteria plants and one dogwood tree online. The order was processed quickly and efficiently, and when I phoned in with questions my questions were answered patiently and in very thorough detail.
|On Jan 19, 2005, kdjoergensen Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I absolutely love this company and they have never failed me. I have always ordered my ferns from them (never any trees or bushes).
On April 26th, 2005, kdjoergensen added the following:
In 2005 again I ordered ferns and a hydrangea. The hydrangea was very nicely sized and well rooted. Good packaging. The ferns were the usual high quality. I can only recommend buying from this company.
|On Jun 20, 2004, starider7 Traverse City, MI wrote:
I recently ordered quite a few flowering shrubs - Autumn Olive, Russian Peashrub, Dwarf Burning Bush, Lady Stanley Hibiscus, Japanese Snowball, Red Twig Dogwood. As with most everyone else's experience, the order arrived in a timely fashion, and the roots were very well packaged in wet shredded newspaper wrapped in cellophane. So far in the two weeks since I've received them, I have planted over half (I ordered around 125 plants). All that aren't planted yet are doing fine sitting in a bathtub in the dark where I spray them periodically. The sizes of all the plants were as advertised, except for a couple of Autumn Olives that were tiny sprigs, and one of the Japanese Snowballs was dissapointingly small. However, I haven't complained because I have plenty extra, and some of them were larger than expected, so fair is fair. I will update this after all are planted and I can see how they are doing. So far, some of them don't show signs of budding yet, but do have green in the stems, so I'm not worried. None of them appear dead, and all roots appeared healthy.
On July 18th, 2004, starider7 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
Changing my rating to neutral until I hear back from an email I just sent. Here is a breakdown of how my plants are doing to date (and the reason for the email and rating change):
First number is the quantity ordered, then the item ordered, and the next number is how many are alive, have leaves, and are growing. The third number is how many *may* be alive (or dead) but show no signs of life or budding. The fourth number is the number that are completely dead.
Qty Qty Qty Qty
Ord- Item Ordered - Alv-???-Dead
25 - Autumn Olive - 25 - 0 - 0
25 - Sib. Peashrub - 9 - 4 - 12
5 - V.Jap. Snowball- 4 - 0 - 1
25 - Red Twig Dogwd- 7 - 5 - 13
5 - Lady Stanley - 2 - 2 - 1
20 - Dwarf Brn Bush- 6 - 0 - 14
10 - Dwarf Brn Bush- 0 - 0 - 10 (free plants)
On August 19th, 2004, starider7 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
This will be my last post to this rather lengthy thread unless I don't receive my replacement shrubs. I spoke to Steve the owner, a very helpful and knowledgeable individual, and he is going to re-ship the dead and questionable items for fall planting.
|On Jun 19, 2004, MNath wrote:
Last year I bought Russian Olive trees; they arrived just fine and are doing quite well. This year I bought some wisteria. They came promptly, well packaged and are doing great.
|On Apr 19, 2004, UtahGardener Roy, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered and received a fairly large shipment within two weeks. Nicely packaged and all in good shape. Another on-line place sent me dead looking twigs loose in a long green plastic bag. The roots of these plants were wrapped in wet newspaper and celophane. I ordered forscythia, lilacs, crepe myrtle, creeping phlox, and hybiscus with a bonus of 25 butterfly bushes and a set of gloves. All have leaf buds or some sign of life. After I planted the crepe myrtle, I stood back and looked at them. You can't tell I didn't buy them at a local garden shop. I'm so excited to see them grow.
|On Apr 8, 2004, patruka wrote:
Very pleased with my order! Received my order of 4 cleveland pears, 4 maples, and a PG hydrangia. Packed great and in a cardboard box (used the newspaper shreddings in the chicken coop, thats a plus). Well branched plants with buds. Even sent me an email so I could track my shipment and did not charge until close to delivery! Got 25 free butterfly bushes and free gloves! Would order from them again!
|On Mar 31, 2004, Copperbaron Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
I ordered a white flowering redbud, a 'Venus' Rutger's hybrid dogwood, and 60 Phlox subulat. The phlox are fine, but the redbud was so severely root pruned that I doubt it has any chance of survival - roots pruned to < 6" on a tree that has five branche about 6' in length. Ditto with the 'Venus', although it is only about 2' tall, but again with severely pruned roots. I will update this to positive if the redbud and dogwood survive and prosper.
On May 8th, 2004, Copperbaron changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
The redbud has leafed out and is doing well. The 'Venus' dogwood never budded out, and it is now almost mid may. I sent an e-mail to Steve and he called me the next day. I told him I would take a picture and e-mail it to him of the Dogwood. He received it and then sent an e-mail saying he would replace it.
Steve is a VERY knowledgable plants person and is the first in the country to offer the new Rutgers hybrid dogwood 'Venus'. He is getting them from Don Shadow, a legend in the wholesale nursery trade. In Dirr's woody plants manual, Dirr states that Don Shadow is mentioned more times in the book than he is. I suspect there was a mixup involved in all the negative ratings or someone was having a bad day. Based on my experience, this company is a class act and ranks right up there with the best in mail order nurseries.
|On Mar 30, 2004, bluebirdie_ca wrote:
In February, I ordered GreenGiant, Rugosa, CrypeMyrtle, Redbud from Greenwood Nursery. They're shipped promptly. They packed so well that the free butterfly bush survived almost three weeks in the package with no water.
|On Mar 6, 2004, bronco38 wrote:
Ordered three weeping cherry trees. They arrived packed well. One was well branched and had a good sized root system. The other two were twigs, no branching at all and the root systems on both were no more than three inches long. Their reply was that they came shipped that way from their supplier and that if I took care of them they would do fine...poor excuse, Bottom line is that the price should reflect the quality of the product and the service. They are no scratched off my list.
On April 13th, 2004, bronco38 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I recently received a phone call from the owner. He seemed genuinely sorry to hear about my experience. He unconditionally offered to send two trees that were in acceptable condition. I'm very impressed to have receive a personal call from the owner...it shows he is committed to his product and the growth of his business.
|On Dec 5, 2003, Clippyhed wrote:
I wanted some bareroot trees for late fall planting. My husband laughed at me because I was like a child at Christmas, opening presents when I received my order of a forest pansy redbud, a yoshino cherry, a robinson crabapple and a set of 5 weeping willows. The redbud is magnificent, like a tree I would buy at the best local nursery (not what I would expect from an online order of a bareroot tree.) It's about 6 feet tall with a thick trunk and tons of branches & roots. The cherry is better than expected. The crabapple is the smallest, but still about 4 1/2 feet tall & passes the scratch test. The willows look great and are well over 6 feet tall. The order arrived in about a week, and with my new member discount, I got 8 large & healthy-looking trees for a fraction over $100. Unless I didn't do my homework right (zone, soil, etc), they should do well. Plus, I got free shipping, free gloves & a bunch of free butterfly bushes. I will definitely order from them again.
|On May 30, 2003, oubobcat wrote:
Based on the price, I took a chance ordered 10 Burning Bush - Dwarf Winged Euonymus from Greenwood Bursery and couldn't be more pleased. Not only did I get a 10% new member discount, but I also got free shipping and my order cost just over $20! They e-mailed me a couple of times to verify shipping. I had to respond to their e-mail to let them know that the date was fine before they would ship anything out. I received my order exactly when they told me it would be there. The packaging was great. They also sent along with it additional discounts for future orders. Within two weeks of planting, half of the bushes had new growth. Based on what I paid, I would have been happy with just that. After three weeks, all of the bushes had new growth. It has now been a month and a half since the bushes were planted and they are really doing well. I am very impressed and will continue to do business with this company.
|On May 17, 2003, animalx1 wrote:
I recently ordered 50 Western Sand Cherries. Was emailed immediately with the status of my order. Was also emailed with the expected delivery date and FedEx tracking number Everthing was well packed for shipping and the trees arrived healthy and ready to plant and at the right time for my zone. Communication was excellent and the price was fair. I would order from them again without a second thought.
|On May 14, 2003, gharter Waterloo, IA wrote:
My first order with them. Picked them mainly because I needed 450 groundcover plants and they were the cheapest for these plants. The plants arrived well packed in groups of 25 and all on very good shape. No dead plants, no wilted or small plants.
|On May 10, 2003, kamory wrote:
I ordered 2 Northstar Cherries and 1 pink crabapple. Not only did they come in great shape, they were bigger than I was told and they were just setting bud, ready to be thrown in the ground. I got an email stating the day they would be delivered and got out there that morning to dig the holes and prep the soil. I had just finished the last of it and the FEDEX truck came right up to the curb. The trees were packed well, clearly makred and were healthy. I put them in the ground within 20 minutes of them coming off the truck. I can't say enough good about these folks and I garden by mail a LOT. I understand that not everything goes perfect when you order by mail, but his prices were GREAT and I was expecting much LESS in the way of service and plant material. He surprised me and I couldn't be happier! As a matter of fact I am ordering 50(!) lilacs from him to screen out my neighbor, and I eagerly await them!
|On Apr 23, 2003, FredL wrote:
We ordered 150 various windbreak/wildlife oriented trees from them. They shipped exactly when they said they would for our zone. Trees arrived in good shape and are doing fine. Planting info also came with the order for those that need it.
|On Feb 16, 2003, isotox wrote:
I ordered in spring of 2002, a couple of their bareroot plant packages. I got around 50 plants for around $60. I've never expierenced "bareroot" plants, so I did my online research and got my hands dirty. out of my varieties,here's whats still alive. Altheas(22) Lilacs(9)red twig dogwoods(5)