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Positive flowerbloom
(4 reviews)
On Jan 31, 2021, flowerbloom Irvine, CA wrote:

I love Brushwood Nursery- for their prompt answers to any queries
and being flexible with their shipping dates!
I highly recommend this nursery to anyone interested in clematis vines! The best around!

Positive Mattremote
(1 review)
On Jun 17, 2020, Mattremote Washington, DC wrote:

We ordered three vines from Brushwood. They were packaged nicely and looked OK. Two of three did not take; we are unsure why that happened. Hopefully it was not a case of "pilot error" but city gardening is always a crap shoot. The third plant is booming and already needs a higher support.

So, why the positive review if two of three did not take? Because Brushwood stands by their plants. The nursery answered my email the next day and sent replacement plants that arrived within the week. Like the first batch these are packed nicely and look good. We will order from Brushwood again, taking advantage of the extensive selection earlier in the season.

Positive PlantTillPlantd
(10 reviews)
On May 9, 2019, PlantTillPlantd Mount Pleasant, PA wrote:

This was my first year ordering from Brushwood, but will gladly order again in the future. I bought 17 plants from them and all arrived with extensive roots, ready to grab hold and grow more. They have a great selection, but I recommend ordering early to make sure you get first pick!

Positive robeezee3
(20 reviews)
On May 23, 2018, robeezee3 Millstone Township, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Posted on May 27, 2014, updated May 23, 2018
Posted on May 25, 2006, updated May 27, 2014
Fine vines in great shape arrived. Also received an email providing tracking numbers when the lot was shipped, so I was aware of when to expect delivery.

Brushwood followed up with a note inquiring if everything was ok with the shipment. THIS is what I call a classy mail order nursery.

On May 27th, 2014, robeezee3 added the following:

Recently ordered two ground nut vines. Plants arrived in excellent shape. One was subsequently dug up by a raccoon (I suspect he smelled the dilute fish emulsion fertilizer I used when I planted it), but I replanted it and trimmed it back and it seems to be doing well.

This is a great nursery.

On May 23rd, 2018, robeezee3 added the following:

I recently ordered a few clematis plants from Brushwood.

The plants that arrived were basically bags of tightly knit roots with the tops trimmed back and about 1 inch of stem protruding from the soil. The root growth was quite heavy and extensive.

There is a section on their website that explains that in their experience, shipping clematis trimmed in this way is better for the plant and makes for a stockier growth once the plants settles in.

I planted the clematis immediately, and followed with a drench of fungicide (to prevent stem rot) and a hardware cloth collar (to foil rabbits, chipmunks and other critters) and they have sprouted and done well. I think it would be helpful for Brushwood to more prominently display on their site that the clematis will arrive closely trimmed. I do believe that their methodology with the plants is sound, but I recall having a few temporary pangs of envy while visiting a local nursery that was selling pots of gangly, fully mature clematis plants. I almost always order clematis by mail because the available varieties are so much more extensive. The nurseries carry 2 or 3 favored varieties, and that's it.

Has anyone ever seen Clematis Betty Corning at their local nursery? Probably not, but Brushwood had it along with many others not seen at many nurseries. Again, an excellent source for these vines.
Positive Heron25
(2 reviews)
On Apr 30, 2018, Heron25 Princeton, NJ wrote:

Ordered two Clematis Fleuri. Both arrived beautifully packaged, healthy and safe. In the ground and can't wait for them to bloom.

Positive dacoitdan
(11 reviews)
On Apr 12, 2018, dacoitdan Lanexa, VA wrote:

i just received my first order from this company a few weeks ago. I purchased Clematis “Huldine” and “Blue Angel”. What I received was a well packed box containing the two Clematis in plastic bags after being removed from one gallon pots at the nursery and tags for each. Both plants are amazing. Nothing but beautiful healthy roots about a foot tall and eight inches wide. They are coming up already and look as vigorous as the Clematis I have had in the ground for years. It really is all about the roots and these are amazing. I am very satisfied and would highly recommend this company when looking for top shelf quality Clematis.

Positive EM007
(7 reviews)
On Aug 18, 2017, EM007 California City, CA wrote:

It's actually been a few years since I ordered but I saw this company in the top 30 list and realized that I never left them a review so I'll just mention that the service was competent and the plants were of really good quality.

Positive Ves
(13 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2017, Ves Buffalo, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I am so glad that the Brushwood Nursery switched to a gallon size. I ordered from them only once in the past and, while the plant was perfectly healthy, the roots were not as large (at least not with this plant) and it took it a bit longer to get established. After learning that they moved to larger pots, I ordered two clematis. A couple of months ago they arrived, healthy again, but this time with such sizable roots that they are already budding and growing as if they've been in my garden for years. Just fabulous. Right away I wanted to order more clematis but unfortunately the varieties I wanted are currently sold out. Their plants are so good (and the transaction was also quite smooth) that it's worth waiting for the next year and I surely look forward to place more orders.

Positive spikemom
(8 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2017, spikemom Philadelphia, PA wrote:

Posted on May 2, 2011, updated April 11, 2017
I just received two clematis vines; this was the first order I had placed since the nursery moved from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Shipping was prompt, and the vines were lush and healthy on arrival. I'm a longtime Brushwood customer, and have never been disappointed with any of my orders.

On April 10th, 2017, spikemom added the following:

This is a new comment based on an order received in April 2017. Brushwood now ships clematis in deep plastic bags, rather than pots, and the root systems are HUGE! These are not vines you can "pop into" a tiny spot, so grab your shovel and dig deep. C. John Huxtable and C. Arabella arrived in perfect condition, with a topping of fresh green growth.
Positive brushwoodnursery
(14 reviews)
On Nov 3, 2016, brushwoodnursery Athens, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Posted on March 19, 2009, updated November 3, 2016
Brushwood Nursery grows over 400 different vines and climbers including many native species. We offer an amazing number of clematis along with an assortment of passion flowers, climbing roses, jasmines, honeysuckles and many other vines.
In some ways Brushwood is an old fashioned nursery, actually propagating and growing plants ourselves. This allows us to offer rare vines and to keep a high standard of quality.
In other ways we are very "high tech" using the latest in e-commerce web security, automated greenhouse equipment and organic growing techniques.
For the last ten years, we've been proud to ship high quality vines all across the country and look forward to serving you in our next ten years!

On November 3rd, 2016, brushwoodnursery changed the rating from to positive and added the following:

We have great news! All of our plants are now shipping in a big, beautiful gallon size! Bigger root mass means faster establishment in your garden. We're also offering FREE SHIPPING again!
Positive GardenRanger
(5 reviews)
On May 6, 2016, GardenRanger Lynchburg, VA wrote:

1st experience with this vendor.

I always look for older varieties... ones out of the norm in rebuilding our garden and grounds here at the Burkholder House, 1874-1875. I now have "Souvenir du Capitiane Thiulleaux". As the site says... a clematis that is not frequently seen nor offered commercially. My kind of plant!

Communications and heads up were excellent. Large plant arrived well packaged and in superb health.

This vendor's site offers substantative collection of known and lesser-known clematis, which is why I visited their site. Located them through Garden Watchdog after a gardening friend pointed me in their direction.

Shall do business with them again. Excellent experience with this company.

Positive deepfriedsassy
(1 review)
On Apr 11, 2016, deepfriedsassy Vancouver, WA wrote:

I ordered three climbing roses: Don Juan, White Eden, and Joseph's Coat back in January. As I was told, the plants arrived towards the end of March in great condition. They were already a little too big for their pots, however, and needed to be transferred within the first week. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with my overall purchase. All three rose plants are growing like weeds now, and I can't wait until they bloom!

Positive dbarron
(14 reviews)
On Mar 25, 2016, dbarron Hindsville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on March 25, 2016, updated March 25, 2016
I ordered two herbaceous clematis and a passionflower hybrid.
All arrived as per the previous commenter, without a gram of soil spilled and no leaves damaged. The clematis are certainly larger than those little baggy clematises you see at big box stores and the passionflower will make a major show this year, I'd say it's close to a year old already.

On March 25th, 2016, dbarron added the following:

Oh, forgot to say....this was my first order though a friend had recommended this nursery some years ago. I will certainly order again if I want something they have. Very pleased.
Positive scott55tx
(7 reviews)
On Mar 25, 2016, scott55tx Duncanville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the first time ordering with this company and it will not be the last.I ordered three passion flower and three kiwi and they came in looking good.Packaging was excellent ,not a drop of soil was lost.The passion flowers were leafed out and looking good.
The kiwi were just starting to leaf out.Overall very pleased with my first order and thinking now what to order next.

Positive Donna71
(3 reviews)
On Oct 18, 2015, Donna71 Pittstown, NJ wrote:

My 4 clematis came very healthy, quickly and so well protected
by their packaging. They have been growing beautifully all summer long even though our summer was dry.
Thank you.

Positive kafka00
(5 reviews)
On Sep 23, 2015, kafka00 Alexandria, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Happy - rec'd beautiful healthy crossvine today - Bignonia capreolata 'Shalimar Red.' Vine is 15 inches high, including the pot over 20 inches. Native plant that I was happy to find in this color. On sale half price at the end of the summer!

Positive cottelpg
(6 reviews)
On Sep 16, 2015, cottelpg Hamilton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I ordered a climbing rose from Brushwood Nursery. The plant arrived in a timely fashion. It is a nice specimen and it was well packaged. It arrived undamaged. I would order from this company again.

Positive haireecat
(2 reviews)
On Jun 23, 2015, haireecat Bogart, GA wrote:

Ordered 2 of the Clay Hills lonicera. Plants arrived at the specified ship date, and were well sized specimens. Staked and packaged very well, not damage during shipping. Months later, both plants are growing vigorously and blooming frequently. Beautiful color! I will absolutely order from this company again.

Positive KristiS
(1 review)
On Jun 13, 2015, KristiS Bogart, GA wrote:

I ordered a passion flower Clear Sky and a non-climbing Clematis Durandii in the fall. My order was held until my requested ship date the end of April. The order came as promised and in great shape, both plants were well grown and larger than I expected. I had questions about the i.d. of plants as I couldn't find a labels. The company called me right away and explained the label sticks were down inside the pots (and they were). The plants have grown very quickly and both are blooming. I will order from them again.

Positive judithbeach
(1 review)
On May 13, 2015, judithbeach Cheyenne, WY wrote:

I received 6 plants (4 clematis & 2 roses). They were beautifully packed & their root system exceeded others I have gotten from other companies. Also, the price was better. I am exceedingly pleased.

Positive MattW1969
(5 reviews)
On May 10, 2015, MattW1969 Fremont, OH wrote:

I received my plants within two days of shipping. Plants were in really good shape, very healthy. I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future. Highly recommended.

Positive bluebuster77
(26 reviews)
On May 8, 2015, bluebuster77 Belmont, CA wrote:

Posted on March 28, 2014, updated May 8, 2015
Posted on March 14, 2014, updated March 28, 2014
Posted on March 27, 2013, updated March 14, 2014
First thing, love the selection especially rare japanese variety that are hard to find. Plants arrived safely, healthy and quick developing after I potted them. Great communication, notify me when plants are shipped. Definitely on my list for future purchase. Recommended!

On March 14th, 2014, bluebuster77 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:

I'm still not sure my real rating on this nursery. Selection are awesome as I mentioned previously. Packaging/shipping excellent. Communication great. Prices are ok. Size of plants not so much impress. Max 2" sprout in quart size pot. Not very looking great but for sure I will make these grow. Which means I add more effort on what I paid for. Not trying to make clematis garden, just collecting few rare variety sometimes. So I wouldn't worry or bad feeling on what I received.
On March 28th, 2014, bluebuster77 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

I have only two years experienced of clematis, so needs to learn more about trick of clematis. As soon as sun shine and warmer weather arrived, that 2" sprouts reaching 1' now. I needs bigger space! Thanks for the feedback
On May 8th, 2015, bluebuster77 added the following:

I'm still think positive about this nursery even I had some disappointment. Plants were great, email communication regarding of changes was awesome, packaging also flawless and plants selection is better than elsewhere but I requested the date not to sent plants for my international vacation, unfortunately they sent me the date exactly I requested. I try to manage from abroad, very difficult for me to gave instruction to inexperienced neighbor. Luckily plants were ok. I have to think twice next time ordering.
On May 8, 2015, Brushwood Nursery responded with:

"On Mar 14, 2014 7:06 AM, Brushwood Nursery responded with:

Thank you for coming back to Brushwood! I have reviewed your orders. Please note that you've ordered and received your plants each year just as the shipping season has opened. All of our clematis are cut back hard over winter. Each variety will be different in its response time to spring but all will be very short at the beginning of the season. Many will sprout only from the buds under the soil surface.
If you had requested and received your orders just a few weeks later, the stems might be up to the top of the stakes or possibly beyond or might even have had their first spring trim. In the past 2 weeks many varieties have gone from tiny stubs to nearly 2 feet of growth while others are just waking up. They're each a little different.
I'm glad you appreciate our service and selection of clematis and hope your plants thrive under your care! "

Positive justkristy
(1 review)
On Apr 16, 2015, justkristy Palestine, TX wrote:

I ordered 2 clematis from Brushwood after purchasing about 8, last year, from another vendor. There is no comparison to the size of the root balls. Brushwood's were about three times as large, and the cost difference really wasn't that significant because I purchased them on special. They shipped very quickly and judging by the size, were ready to be planted in ground and did not require TLC for a year in the pot ghetto as my others did.

Positive floria
(26 reviews)
On Apr 2, 2015, floria Athens, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Posted on May 9, 2008, updated April 2, 2015
I first ordered 6 Clematis from this company last fall. They not only came in great shape, but they survived the very-variable-temperatures winter and are all growing fast now. Which made me order another 8 Clematis and 4 other vines this spring. They just arrived and, again, they look very, very, happy. In addition to selling very healthy plants, the packaging is excellent for both the plants and the environment, and the shipping price is unbelievable. I strongly recommend Brushwood Nursery.

On June 4th, 2009, floria added the following:

Just wanted to add that I ordered again 5 Clematis and 1x Lonicera tragophylla from Brushwood Nursery. They look even better than the ones I ordered last year - lots of foliage, and they thrive in the ground (I planted them about a month ago).
On April 2nd, 2015, floria added the following:

Several years and many vines later, we moved from Pennsylvania to Georgia, leaving the plants behind.

I just received my first order since I moved: 5 Clematis, 4 roses, and 3 Lonicera. Excellent packing; plants in excellent shape; email confirmation of order; email message upon shipping. Very professional. I could not be happier ordering from Dan at Brushwood and hope to do so for many more years.
Positive onegoodman1955
(20 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2014, onegoodman1955 Normal, IL wrote:

Posted on May 30, 2013, updated June 17, 2014
I've placed 3 orders in 4 weeks, so definitely satisfied. I grow clematis in pots and Brushwood has a large number of varieties from which I can choose. Packaging has been appropriate/ phenomenal and clematis have been shipped at dates I've suggested. Brushwoods is my #1 option for clematis !!!

On June 17th, 2014, onegoodman1955 added the following:

I ordered 5 more Clems this 2014. As always, packaging and quality is the best. Almost all of the Clems survived last winter which isn't the case with many of my other perennials.
Positive exfed
(5 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2014, exfed Germantown, TN wrote:

Recently ordered some clematis vines as a first-time order. Was very pleased with the individual attention from Ron, the owner, for his personal service and some advise he gave me. The plants arrived promptly, very well packed, and looking healthy with large rootballs. I will be sure to order from them again in the future . Excellent service and products at a fair price. This company is a winner!

Positive tjessup
(1 review)
On May 23, 2014, tjessup Mount Airy, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I don't usually leave feedback, but yesterday I received my order from Brushwood Nursery and I was so impressed that I had to leave feedback (since I found Brushwood Nursery through Dave's Garden).

I ordered three clematis vines. They were very reasonably priced, and shipped right after I placed my online order. I went with standard shipping, but they still arrived quickly.

They were all very healthy plants, much larger (taller) than I expected, and very carefully packaged (each plant had a "shredded paper mulch" kept in place with rubber bands, that kept the soil in its container. Then each plant was wrapped in brown paper.

There was also a packing list and directions for planting. (Everything (with the exception of the rubber bands) was recyclable; and I plan to re-use the rubber bands.)

I should mention that I received an e-mail confirming my order, and also another e-mail once my order was shipped.

I'm on a very tight, limited budget, but considering my experience with Brushwood Nursery, I'll definitely be ordering more from them again; I'm confident that I'll be receiving good value for my gardening/landscaping budget.

Positive rdtjr05
(30 reviews)
On May 16, 2014, rdtjr05 Franklin, TN wrote:

Ordered three vines - Parthenocissus henryana, Passiflora incarnata Alba, and Clematis Bourbon. Have not been in a position to mail order in some time but I am so glad I did.

The plants were immaculate and very full sized in the containers. I thought the prices were very reasonable for the quality. The whole process was very easy to navigate. Would gladly use them again when I need vines.

Positive evansb
(4 reviews)
On May 14, 2014, evansb Buffalo, NY wrote:

Received healthy plants that were well packed.
Impressed with the quality and highly recommend.

Positive divvajacko
(40 reviews)
On May 6, 2014, divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Posted on May 2, 2012, updated May 6, 2014
Truly excellent. the plants are extremely healthy and ready to plant. I'm already planning my second order. I ordered 1 rose and 4 clematis and I have absolutely no complaints. I will monitor their progress but if you don't see any updates to my review, assume everything is wonderful.

On May 6th, 2014, divvajacko added the following:

still great. I have ordered 2 clematis and they were in great health. I keep ordering here.
Positive floradora
(7 reviews)
On May 2, 2014, floradora Astoria, NY (Zone 7b) wrote:

The 5 clematis I ordered arrived at the beginning of April. They were huge and packed so carefully that it looked like they came from just across the street. When I unpacked the last one (HF Young) I was stunned how beautiful it was because it was full of blooms! They are all in the ground happily growing and now I am enjoying Daniel Deronda's blooms. If I can squeeze another plant into my tiny urban yard I will definitely order from them again.

Positive Patty57
(27 reviews)
On Mar 29, 2014, Patty57 Wake Forest, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Received multiple plants from Dan at Brushwood: clematis, jasmine and a rose. All arrived very well; great packing as well as communication in re of the shipping times and tracking. The plants were very healthy and strong root growth were exhibited. Would definitely order from Brushwood again.

Positive rosada
(7 reviews)
On Oct 26, 2013, rosada Cedar Falls, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

Love this Clematis jouiniana praecox..... arrived fast, well packaged.

Positive VA_GARDEN
(31 reviews)
On Sep 21, 2013, VA_GARDEN Hood, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised when I received an E-mail letting me know a previously out of stock item was available, a really nice feature on the Web site. The order shipped quickly, shipping cost was reasonable, the packaging was great, and the plants are healthy.

Positive iykim
(23 reviews)
On Sep 5, 2013, iykim Hillsborough, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have ordered from Brushwood ( three times in the past, and I have always received very high-quality clematis and climbing roses. The plants are doing very well in my flower bed as well as containers. The plants are sizeable and arrive healthy. I was so pleased with the quality of the past orders, I just submitted an order for more clematis and climbing roses. I am looking forward to receiving these.

Positive angelica101
(2 reviews)
On Jun 13, 2013, angelica101 Stephens City, VA wrote:

I have purchased several clematis vines from this company and I would never go any where else! This is a high quality operation with very reasonable prices and excellent service. This morning UPS delivered three of the most healthy and strong looking vines that anyone could ever wish to receive.. I purchased a montana Rubens for my pergola, a Jackmanii for my front porch and an Anita for my back fence. Last fall I purchased a yellow Clematis Tangutica which wintered perfectly and is beginning to take off and is finding its way up my back steps archway. I could not be more pleased. I highly recommend Brushwood Nursery

Positive Gracye
(7 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2013, Gracye Warrenton, VA wrote:

Outstanding communication, selection and web site design. Shipping was $10.75 US Priority mail for two plants. The packing and quality of the two clematis was top-rate, and the speed of delivery was, too!
My plants are very nice and well worth their cost.
I will always go to Brushwood for my clematis now.

Positive dem2rd
(4 reviews)
On May 26, 2013, dem2rd Naugatuck, CT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I went a little crazy this winter with mail-ordering! I was tired of the tried and true clematis selections of the nurseries in the state of Conn. I went, and I have to say I was exceptionally pleased with my experience at Brushwood. Easy to use site, reasonable prices and shipping charges(although is there ever a good shipping charge?). The orders, there were two, made months apart, arrived the same day in awesome shape, really large root systems, green lush healthy foliage, much larger than the small pots that some other mail-order companies ship. There was great communication from the company, including tracking info. I would give this company the highest rating.

Positive Elaine789
(1 review)
On May 25, 2013, Elaine789 Montgomery, AL wrote:

Ordered 2 Silver Veined creeper vines. Arrived exactly when promised and they were beautiful & they are thriving! Best packing I've ever received.

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