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Positive karenmsmith7
(8 reviews)
On Jun 30, 2019, karenmsmith7 Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

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
(2 reviews)
On May 17, 2019, zalmon Moorcroft, WY wrote:

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!

Positive KanapahaLEW
(18 reviews)
On Jan 11, 2018, KanapahaLEW Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

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
(1 review)
On Jul 23, 2017, WAPP Sister Bay, WI wrote:

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!

Positive bondra76
(6 reviews)
On May 23, 2017, bondra76 Castle Pines, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

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.

Positive 1TexasGal
(1 review)
On Mar 4, 2017, 1TexasGal Georgetown, TX wrote:

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.

On Mar 4, 2017, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(1 review)
On Mar 3, 2017, Usmc1969 Saint Paul, MN wrote:

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

On Mar 3, 2017, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(1 review)
On Oct 17, 2016, lmtvafl Fernandina Beach, FL wrote:

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
(4 reviews)
On Oct 11, 2016, againes_5 (Zone 8a) wrote:

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.
On Oct 11, 2016, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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"

Positive carolmo
(23 reviews)
On Sep 21, 2016, carolmo Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

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.

On Sep 21, 2016, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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"

Positive relaxnplant
(1 review)
On Jul 3, 2016, relaxnplant Monticello, AR wrote:

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.

On Jul 3, 2016, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(1 review)
On Jul 1, 2016, greenthumbgirls Roanoke, VA wrote:

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.

On Jul 1, 2016, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(17 reviews)
On Jun 20, 2016, BJames1 Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Conifers arrived large, healthy, and securely packed.

On Jun 20, 2016, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(1 review)
On Apr 13, 2016, bernievfish Henderson, TN wrote:

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
(1 review)
On Oct 24, 2015, robt2137 Williamsport, MD wrote:

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.

On Oct 24, 2015, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(10 reviews)
On Aug 14, 2015, aimeej Albuquerque, NM wrote:

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.

On Aug 14, 2015, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(3 reviews)
On Jul 7, 2015, Mipii (Robin) Blissfield, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

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.

On Jul 7, 2015, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(4 reviews)
On Apr 23, 2015, HNemerov Bastrop, TX wrote:

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
(10 reviews)
On Oct 1, 2014, lwbuchholz Manhattan, MT wrote:

I ordered 5 junipers and they came through wonderfully!! Well packaged and very healthy. Will keep you updated on how they survive.

On Oct 1, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(20 reviews)
On Jul 30, 2014, saradus Maple Park, IL wrote:

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
(6 reviews)
On Jul 5, 2014, ehearn58 Houston, TX wrote:

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
(47 reviews)
On Jun 13, 2014, trackinsand mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

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!!!

On Jun 13, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(5 reviews)
On May 10, 2014, Gardeningman Kingman, KS (Zone 6b) wrote:

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.

On May 10, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(21 reviews)
On May 5, 2014, JetGal Sugar Grove, IL wrote:

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?

On May 5, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(5 reviews)
On Apr 11, 2014, SetterX2 Little Silver, NJ wrote:

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.

On Apr 11, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(2 reviews)
On Mar 11, 2014, mech Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

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.

On Mar 11, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(3 reviews)
On Jan 22, 2014, zahradka1 Blakeslee, PA wrote:

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.
On Jan 22, 2014, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"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
(3 reviews)
On Nov 15, 2013, sambucka Burlington, MA wrote:

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.

Positive mjeanl
(3 reviews)
On May 23, 2013, mjeanl Abington, MA wrote:

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.

Positive gardenchik
(3 reviews)
On May 11, 2013, gardenchik Robbinsville, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I just received my order today, and I am so pleased! I bought 22 plants and all arrived healthy. They were packaged very well, not one was damaged. I bought a small batch of plants last year, which was my first time. Obviously, I was happy with my purchase then, which is why I didn't hesitate to buy here again this year. I did start my plant shopping a little late so a lot of what I wanted were sold out. But there's always next time. Thanks, Evergreen Nursery!

On May 11, 2013, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On May 11, 2013 7:58 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi Gardenchik,
That's wonderful to hear!! Between the ridiculous order volume we have experienced this year, and the extra effort we try to put into packing & shipping our orders, you had to wait a little longer to receive your order than we would generally like. Thank you for your patience - I hope that the plants were worth the wait, lol.
The unexpected volume increase has also left us sold out of many items, which we will try to get back in stock as soon as we can.....and hopefully be able to keep them in stock for a longer period of time next season.
Thank you for your business, and for taking the time to let us know you were pleased with your order.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive awwwsweet
(1 review)
On Apr 24, 2013, awwwsweet Allen, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

On 4/8/13 I ordered a number of threadleaf arborvitae (size 2), and a couple types of dayliles. They arrived today, 4/24/13. I was excited about my order and anxious to get them, but Evergreen was very clear on their website about delays in shipping times due to how many orders they had and sent my order within the expected timeframe.

I was so pleased with the plants when they arrived! First, the packaging was superb. The delivery company didn't do such a hot job of delivering the box in the correct position, but Evergreen had individually tied every single plant in place and nothing was harmed. The arborvitae were just beautiful and completely healthy. The daylilies had a couple leaves with slight browning on the ends, but they were obviously strong and healthy. All items were very carefully wrapped and were a little larger than I had anticipated (which I think was simply due to the delay in shipping).

I had been very close to buying plants from several other places when I came across and discovered that all of them had very bad reviews. I found terrific reviews on Evergreen Nursery and decided to see what they had, and I am very glad I did. I wish they had more of the other items I am looking for because I would buy from them again in a heartbeat. Very happy with my order!

On Apr 24, 2013, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Apr 25, 2013 7:49 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi there - very glad you decided to give us a try!!

At the peak of the busy spring season, order shipping turn around time can get a little longer than we like. One big reason ( besides the insane number of orders flying in, lol ) is the extra bit of time we take to package our orders in the very safest manner possible. As you noticed, counting on the the parcel companies ( we've tried 'em all ) is a risky we really do try & go the extra mile to package our orders so they can arrive on our customers' door steps in top condition.

I hope that all of your plants do exactly as you expect them to. Those Canadian Border Patrol Daylilies are one of my personal favorites!!

Once again....thanks for giving us a chance. Hope we can help you again in the future.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive lytkinedennis
(4 reviews)
On Mar 23, 2013, lytkinedennis Staten Island, NY wrote:

I ordered a golden leyland cypress, blue ice arizona cypress, sky rocket juniper and a cryptomeria "elegans". All the plants came in perfect condition. Each plant was wrapped and tied down to the box so that it does move during shipping. I just have a recommendation to anyone who orders from this nursery: order size 2 plants. The plants that were size 2 were three times bigger or more than the size one plants and only a couple dollars extra. For example the size 2 cryptomeria was almost 4 feet tall while the size 1 leyland cypress was only 6 inches tall. The prices were great, beter than any local nursery or big box store I will definitely order again.

Positive melody
(41 reviews)
On Jan 22, 2013, melody Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

What a great experience! I ordered a special shrub for a new baby in the family and I couldn't have been more pleased. Communication was prompt and friendly, letting me know that the January weather was delaying shipment for a few days, as they would prefer not to stress plants further in bad conditions. I was kept in the loop and updated when my plant was ready to ship. Fed-Ex just delivered a robust, healthy plant. Packaging was excellent and there wasn't so much as a broken needle in the box. I'm quite pleased with my whole experience and will be a repeat customer.

On Jan 22, 2013, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Jan 22, 2013 6:22 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi Melody!! I am very, very glad to hear that the Gold Lace Juniper arrived in good shape - and especially glad that you're pleased with it. I looked 'em all over as best I could to try & find a super nice one to celebrate Baby's arrival. I hope it serves it's purpose beautifully, and for a long, long time lol.

Maybe one day you can send me us a picture of her standing in front of the plant after they both grow up some, lol. Take care - thanks for the business.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive tsabatini
(2 reviews)
On Oct 5, 2012, tsabatini Palisades, NY wrote:

I've now placed four orders with Evergreen in Tennessee -- be careful reading the reviews, as there are quite a few "Everygreens" around.
As this is Fall planting season, the plants arrived along with groups of plants from other, vastly more expensive and "high profile" nurseries.
I could not get over the quality of the product - beautiful, healthy sturdy shrubs and trees...and better-than-expected sizes....not a sickly one in the bunch. Superior packaging (at a very reasonable rate) and tremendous customer service. I immediately placed another two orders.

Unfortunately, I've become accustomed to having to nurse along new arrivals, but these were strong, well-cared-for superior plants, at a price that went as low as 20% of what the fancier nurseries were charging for smaller, weaker and badly packaged items.

'Just can't say enough good things about them - the website is informative, thorough and simple to both navigate and understand.

Buy something small just to try them out - you'll return again and again

On Oct 5, 2012, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Oct 6, 2012 9:30 AM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you so much for the kind remarks - glad you've been very pleased with your orders!! We really do try to give our customers top quality plants at very fair, reasonable prices.

Feel free to send us some pics of things as they grow - always neat to see just where our plants end up calling "home", lol.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive mirpeg
(2 reviews)
On Sep 11, 2012, mirpeg Lansdowne, PA wrote:

I was so happy to find inexpensive trees for my sizeable project by using Dave's Garden resources. My Evergreen Nursery order of 44 junipers, spartan, moonglow and skyrocket were delivered in a timely manner and were well packaged and beautiful.
All trees were slightly larger than I expected and look lush and healthy. I transplanted them immediately into roomy pots until they go into the ground which will be shortly. I would order from Evergreen Nursery again in a flash - great experience.

On Sep 11, 2012, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Sep 11, 2012 5:37 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you for your business - and for taking the time to let us know that you were pleased with your order from our nursery!! I hope that you enjoy them for years to come.

Don't hesitate to give me a yell if there's anything else I can help you with in the future.

Darren Valentine - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive Pinetucky
(47 reviews)
On Jun 27, 2012, Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This has been a wonderful transaction. I ordered three mini crape myrtles and received an order confirmation immediately after placing the order online. The next day I received shipping notification. Today, two days after placing the order, the plants arrived. They were packed perfectly - no loss of soil, no broken branches, rootballs still moist. The plants are the size expected, well-branched, and appear to be very healthy. It's a happy day!

On Jun 27, 2012, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Jun 27, 2012 7:42 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi Pinetucky! Very glad to hear that the Crape Myrtles made it to you with no problems. I'm sure that they were very happy to see you too!! Hope you enjoy them for years to come - feel free to send us some pics on down the road, ok?

Happy 4th ( early, lol )
Darren - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive Cearbhaill
(17 reviews)
On Jun 4, 2012, Cearbhaill Russell, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on June 19, 2011, updated June 4, 2012
Posted on August 4, 2008, updated June 19, 2011
I did everything wrong when I ordered 44 conifers from Evergreen Nursery.

I ordered for shipment during the hottest week of the entire year, I specified a different shipping date, and then had the nerve to email and ammend my order after having sent it. I really did not know what to expect for a $5-10 conifer, but as they had a few of the more hard to find varieties of some things I wanted in stock I took a chance.

I was extremely happy when I opened those boxes. Not one brown branch or broken stem in the lot of them. The sizes were about what I expected with a few being larger than I expected. Each and every plant of the 44 I purchased were exceedingly happy and clearly very well grown- they were just screaming with good health. I really have never seen such happy little plants- it made quite an impression on me as they are literally lush and have obviously never wanted for anything!

They were very well packaged- tied into place and easy to unpack. I do wish they had been individually labeled as it was a bit of a puzzle to match numbers of plants to names on the invoice, but I got them sorted out in short order and into the ground they went. I have no doubt that they will grace my property for years- the roots were healthy and they are all off to a fine start.

I will definitely be ordering again!

On June 19th, 2011, Cearbhaill added the following:

Two more orders received from Evergreen Nursery this spring and they were all as happy as the last time.
I absolutely love this place!
On June 4th, 2012, Cearbhaill added the following:

Another year and another couple of orders from Darren at Evergreen Nursery. This time I had one tiny broken plant which Darren cheerfully replaced with no questions asked.
They clearly understand how to make customers happy so that we continue to order from them.
Evergreen Nursery is and will continue to be my go to vendor for young conifers- I love them!
Order with confidence.
On Jun 4, 2012, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Jun 19, 2011 4:05 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Thank you so much for your continued business - glad to hear that everything is doing well for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime if there is anything I can do for you in the future.

Darren - Evergreen Nursery"

Positive sunshimmer
(4 reviews)
On May 15, 2012, sunshimmer Shamokin, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I recently ordered 4 nandina firepower plants and 3 Nandina heavenly bamboo bushes from Evergreen Nursery. They were shipped very quickly and arrived in a few days after ordering. I opened the box to find some very beautiful, large, and healthy plants. Unfortunately, the UPS driver stood the box up on end and two of the Heavenly bamboo were severely damaged even though Evergreen Nursery had packed and tied the plants so carefully. I sent them an email and Darren offered to replace the 2 damaged plants. They sent them out very quickly and they arrived the following week. Again, I opened the box to find 2 very large beautiful healthy plants. They replaced the original plants with 2 of the same size and quality plants like I had ordered. I will definitely be ordering from Evergreen Nursery again and referring a few friends as well. Great healthy plants in good sizes and excellent customer service. Just the kind of company I was looking for.

On May 15, 2012, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On May 15, 2012 7:03 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi there - thank you so much for the kind remarks. I'm very glad that I was able to take care of you, and truly hope that you enjoy your Nandinas for years to come!!"

Positive hanoverman
(2 reviews)
On Apr 26, 2012, hanoverman Hanover, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

First time buyer who will definitely order again. Good price. Nice plants - larger than expected. Excellent packaging. Thanks!!

On Apr 26, 2012, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

"On Apr 26, 2012 5:07 PM, Evergreen Nursery responded with:

Hi there!! Glad to hear that everything arrived to you in good shape, and that you're pleased with your Nandinas.

I also really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments regarding your first shopping experience with our nursery. Hopefully we can help you again in the near future with your planting needs. Happy Planting!!

Darren - Evergreen Nursery"

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