Sources for mail order shrubs

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)August 5, 2011

Does anyone have any mail order sources for shrubs?...good variety, good value.

Its not feasible for me to buy #3 and #5 shrubs for $30-$40.

I'd rather just go with #1 shrubs.

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

There are soooo many vendors to consider, I hesitate to even start a list (but I guess I will anyway). A lot of it depends on what you are looking for (real rare types of shrubs, native stuff, special interest, edible-fruiting, etc, etc). If you can be more specific, I bet you'll get better answers.

Here are some of the more common ones:

Fairweather Gardens
ForestFarm
Greer Gardens
Plant Delights
RareFind Nursery
Sooner Plant Farm
Woodlanders

This is such an open ended list I won't even give specifics on the one's I've listed. Be sure to consult Garden WatchDog for any contemplated purchase (but the ones above are probably all pretty good).

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 12:43AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

doesnt girards list quite a few???

ken

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 10:50AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Thats a good start (some I'm aware)...thanks.

I left it open ended as I'm looking for sources that cover Azalea to Weigela. Mainly looking for classics and new cultivars...yeah pretty much everything.

New house, new landscaping. Browsing is what gets the ideas flowing. I don't plan to hunt and peck for this go around.

Really the key is #1 shrubs. In certain cases I'll get 1-2 quart plants.

Sooner farm seems to be one of the better ones for value.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 11:42AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

not to be redundant.. i just didnt have time earlier to add the following:

seems to me.. girards has some cold hardy azelia and rhodies that they developed.. or so they claim.. lol .. i did not try to prove them right or wrong in my z5 ...

ken

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 3:40PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

You may find some interesting stuff at Variegated Foliage Nursery.

Dax

Here is a link that might be useful: Variegated Foliage Nursery

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 4:53PM
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aegis1000

Try Musser Forests for quality inexpensive woodies.

Here is a link that might be useful: Musser Forests, Inc.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 12:00PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

tahnks folks...enough to get me going. VFN happens to have the majority of what I'm after.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 10:41PM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

Lazy S's Farm Nursery has quite a variety of quart shrubs and quite reasonable prices. I've been happy with what I have purchased from them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lazy S's Farm Nursery

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 11:06PM
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perennialfan273(zone 5)

I second Lazy S's Farm Nursery. Some of the hamamelis from Fairweather gardens (just as an example) cost almost $100!!! While Lazy S's doesn't have as large of a selection, there hamamelis only cost around $20, so you're saving quite a bit.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 5:08PM
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