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(11 reviews)
On Oct 5, 2018, JOHNFREEMAN Seven Lakes, NC wrote:

Posted on May 10, 2018, updated October 5, 2018
Received order in 2 weeks; plants are healthy and look good well packed for shipping,2 were sold out but he says will send them to me mid summer in containers with no extra shipping charge.This nursery beats prices on every other nursery and plants are fine.

On October 5th, 2018, JOHNFREEMAN added the following:

I called phone number listed here and was aswered by his mother who says he is a computer specialist, but soe of his email replies to people he beileves go into their spam folder sso they think he has not responded.I have zero further info on this.One thing for sure phone listed above is his MOTHER not the nursery and she has nothig to do with nursery.He USED to live there so phone was his too. Now he is elsewhere but running nursery.
Positive FrostPrincess
(6 reviews)
On Jun 30, 2018, FrostPrincess Shakopee, MN wrote:

I ordered two Bush Clover (Lespedeza) plants and they sent me three bare-root plants. Plants were well wrapped/packaged and arrived in great shape. I potted them up and within days they all started to leaf up and take off. I am very pleased with this company, they sent healthy, sturdy bare-root plants that took off as soon as they hit the dirt, fast shipping and a good job of packaging. I hope to do business with them in the future as they have some unusual plants that I cannot find locally.

Positive EmilyS
(1 review)
On Apr 19, 2017, EmilyS Lancaster, OH wrote:

I was hesitant initially to order from this nursery, as it had received some negative reviews, but the prices were great, and the nursery is in Ohio, where I live. Also, on Google, the nursery got several good reviews recently, so I went ahead and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! The plans were three times bigger and three dollars cheaper than other Seaberry plants that I ordered from another nursery (Jiovi). The other nursery sent me pathetic-looking sticks that have some sort of fungus growing on them, and the tips of the little twigs are dead. The ones from Sandusky valley are huge, with large, healthy roots and lots of green buds, and they were shipped at the perfect time for planting. Definitely pleased.

Positive scottPi
(8 reviews)
On Aug 12, 2015, scottPi Milwaukee, WI wrote:

I ordered 2 varieties of Serviceberries on August 7th. Called him to adjust my order to 3, and he was helpful and informative. The 3 plants arrived August 12th in good shape, healthy and leafy. So far, so good. His rating on Ebay is extremely positive, FYI.

Positive RedSpear
(2 reviews)
On Dec 9, 2014, RedSpear Hillsborough, NJ wrote:

I ordered about a dozen tree seedlings this fall. The plants came very quickly and they are in very nice condition. They look like from a nursery, not from a common gardener.

I've had chance to communicate with the seller. He is very knowledgeable about the plants.

I understand people's frustration not able to get hold of him. He runs a one-person shop. He has many things to do in addition to checking on plants online. Just give him some time.

I'd order from him again if he has the varieties I need.

Positive 1meanmama
(1 review)
On Aug 8, 2014, 1meanmama Kalispell, MT wrote:

I ordered 5 black mulberry seedlings. They did arrive a week late, so I was worried. The instructions on their care were clear and thorough, and the trees were in fantastic shape, even after such a long trip. They have been in the ground for nearly 4 weeks, and are thriving. At this point, I am very happy. I will say that when I had some buyer's remorse about the variety and emailed the company, they did not reply. I was disappointed about this, but for the price, I will consider it an experiment. I will likely do business with this company again. I do wish their communication was better, but I really appreciated their handout. So I guess we are even!

Positive cratemaker
(1 review)
On Dec 2, 2013, cratemaker mississippi,
United States wrote:

I bought some willow starts from them. I got them and was happy with the starts, they were small with very good roots which is what I was after since they will grow better with better root systems. Overall I am happy with my plants.

Positive spoutingdoctor
(2 reviews)
On Nov 18, 2013, spoutingdoctor 73648,
United States wrote:

I ordered some plants, shrubs and fruit plants for fall time planting. I needed them shipped later in the season and I got them in november as I wanted, as I was out of the country for a while. They came in good, moist roots ready to go into the ground. I am happy with my purchase. I will look at more stuff in the spring time.

Positive mlcmeade
(1 review)
On Nov 12, 2013, mlcmeade Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

Ordered an english oak for fall planting time. Came last week and it looks good. Thx.

Positive pirateradio
(3 reviews)
On Jan 26, 2013, pirateradio Waynesboro, PA wrote:

I've bought a number of trees, two different times over about the past three years: paw paws, serviceberries, black haws, buffalo berries, etc. Trees are doing very well; I've lost a few, but considering the difficult growing conditions on my property (a hollow that floods in the winter & dries to powder in the summer), SVN's success rate here has been good. Also, the seedlings are inexpensive and a lot of less-common natives are offered. I'm already planning my next order.

Positive greendoodles
(1 review)
On Jan 15, 2013, greendoodles zone 6a,
United States wrote:

I bought 3 persimon trees this past spring. At first I was worried that they were not leafing out in spring. I emailed them and they replied that this is normal for persimons since they are slow to leaf out sometimes About a week after that they started to leaf out and grew well the rest of the year. i am happy with the plants.

Positive dems_r_idiots
(2 reviews)
On Sep 30, 2012, dems_r_idiots 54026,
United States wrote:

Posted on September 30, 2012, updated September 30, 2012
I purchased 5 dwarf cherries this past spring and they are all thriving. I now just hope we don't have a brutal winter here.

On September 30th, 2012, dems_r_idiots added the following:

Oh, I forgot..I also bought a gomi, and it is doing well too. I am pushing the hardiness zone a bit, but it is worth the risk.
Positive phil_dud
(2 reviews)
On Aug 25, 2012, phil_dud Meadville, PA wrote:

We purchased 2 goumi shrubs from them this past spring. They are both doing well. They have both shown good new growth. They look like they are going to do well here. I am happy with the purchase.

This was our first purchase from them.

Positive greenta12
(2 reviews)
On Aug 21, 2012, greenta12 Beverly Hills, CA wrote:

I bought 2 nankkin cherries from them this past spring on ebay, they are doing good. I have had to water them alot with the drought going on, but they are now 18 inches taller than when they came, now if i can be patient to wait for the cherries.

Positive ilovetht
(1 review)
On Mar 31, 2012, ilovetht ROLLING PRAIRIE, IN wrote:

I Ordered some Buffalo Berry, from this company. Delivery was prompt, plants were what I expected. I had a question after delivery, and sent them an email. I got a prompt response. I would do business with them again.

Positive SRobin
(1 review)
On Jun 2, 2011, SRobin Peoria, IL wrote:

I have ordered from this company twice. The first time was in 2008. My order was slow in coming, but arrived in early may. This year( 2011) I ordered later, and the order also arrived in early May.
All the plants are doing quite well except the one my husband broke when he tried to move it last year. I ordered another one this year. The plants came in wet newspaper, so I put them in a bucket of water for a few hours. I then planted and kept watered. They took off and the 5.00 plum I bought in 2008 is just as big as the 30.00 peach I bought the same year.
Great plants and no problems with this company. I just wish I had more room. Maybe I can buy some trees for my neighbor!

Positive nohippiechick
(1 review)
On May 8, 2009, nohippiechick Chuckey, TN wrote:

Placed an order for a variety of fruit trees. So far they are doing the best of all the tree's I've ordered (from various places) this season. Going to place another order today!

Positive Lmoonchild
(1 review)
On Apr 20, 2009, Lmoonchild Grove, OK wrote:

I ordered two Paw Paw trees and a rare lilac bush. My order came very quickly and was well packed for shipping. The trees and bush look wonderful and were planted as soon as I opened and got them ready. I am very happy with this company and have had wonderful communication.
Lee Ann

Positive CowboyJason
(1 review)
On Sep 6, 2008, CowboyJason Lyles, TN wrote:

I am a Country singer in the Nashville, TN area who purchased some Nut trees from Sandusky Valley Nursery recently. Order was placed in July and my order arrived about 2 weeks later.

I now have myself some English Walnut trees which are shooting out fresh leaf buds. I am very happy with the service at Sandusky and will continue to order trees from them. With Pecan & Filbert trees on the the way it is sure to be a nutty life!.. lol

God Bless!!

Keepin' it Country,

Jason Rogers

Positive kagst29
(1 review)
On Aug 28, 2008, kagst29 Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I bought 3 plants of ebay (Aronia, Fusion Quince, Lycopene Berry) on June 9th, 2008. They arrived June10, 2008. Plants have leafed out beautifully with no problems. They were 10" twigs, which I expected for the $3-$4 price tag. I will buy from them again!

Positive gschlut
(1 review)
On Aug 1, 2006, gschlut Waukesha, WI wrote:

I ordered a bunch of butternut trees and sumac from them. I was very happy with the order and will order form them again. All of the butternut came up and just 2 of the sumac didn't.

Positive anniemyth
(2 reviews)
On Apr 26, 2006, anniemyth Marysville, IN wrote:

I ordered 7 bushes and 6 nut trees from Sandusky Valley. I thought at just under $4 per plant, if any were bad or if the company were disreputable I wouldn't be out much. Just received my bundle through the postal service and all the plants were healthy and starting to leaf out. They were bundled securely and the roots were moist. Each plant was labeled with a hand written red tape marker.

They are all very small but I can't beat the price. I will be ordering from them again.

The only (I hesitate to say negative) thing I found was, I left a comment on the web site and didn't receive a reply. I chalk it up to being a busy season.

Positive raddog
(5 reviews)
On Oct 20, 2005, raddog De Soto, KS wrote:

I have purchased a large quantity of plants from John on several occasions now, and I've been extremely satisfied with every purchase I've made. As far as what I've bought, while I'll probably miss some things, what I do remember is a European Plum, Dwarf Apricot, 3 Date-Plum trees (Diospyros lotus), 2 Prinsepia Cherries, 2 Prinsepia fruiting cherry bushes, 5 Goumis, 1 Autumn Olive, 6 Magnolia Vines (Schisandra chinensis), 1 Dwarf Cherry (Prunus besseyi), 5 Serviceberries (Amelanchier laevis), 3 Aronias, and a Witchhazel.

John's not a blazingly fast shipper, but twice he's called me to follow up, and he always gets things delivered. I think some of the latency is due to his INCREDIBLE pricing which has to keep him busy filling orders: almost everything I've bought from him has been $3.95 or less! That's why, as you can see above, I've gone kind of crazy buying stuff (keep in mind I'm sure I've left off about a half-dozen or more items).

Everything has been shipped bare root, and the plants all appear to be one-year or less seedlings, all healthy and all doing well except for the dwarf Apricot which John said he'll replace in the spring if it doesn't turn around.

I don't think you can get grafted cultivars here -- Sandusky's is seed-grown saplings at a fabulous price.

I noticed the link to John's website is wrong. Try this if you want to take a peek at what he offers: //

You can also go on Ebay where his user ID is buckeye55 -- //

Anyway, I've been very happy with everything I've received to date from Sandusky Valley.

- john ferguson, kansas city

Positive throneofyord
(7 reviews)
On Jan 18, 2005, throneofyord College Station, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The prices were very appealing so I went overboard and ordered 27 fruiting trees and bushes. Two weeks later I got a bundle of trees. I don't know if he is always this generous but the six extra trees I got were just the ones I wanted extras of. The plums, aronia and elderberries are still dormant, but the princepias, goumis and quince have been producing leaves. All of them are lovely. The plants have healty roots and nice buds. I definitly plan to order again from him next fall.

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