Japaense Maple Delivered

precatorNovember 6, 2008

Has anyone here received a Japanese Maple that was delivered from buying online. How do they deliver it usps- fedex , etc? Just wondering if it's safe and does anyone recommend a good site.

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I've bought hundreds of JMs on-line. Very satisfactory experience. Delivery will vary, depending on your location and the vendor.

My favorite on-line vendors are:

EastFork Nursery - www.eastforknursery.com

Eastwoods - www.japanesemaples.com

Essence of the Tree - www.essenceofthetree.com

Greers - www.greergardens.com

Mendocino Maples - www.mendocinomaples.com

Topiary Gardens - www.topiary-gardens.com (huge selection)

Wildwood Farm - www.wildwoodmaples.com

World Plants - www.worldplants.com (new grafts only)

Hope this helps.


    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 1:58PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

I've ordered all kinds of plants on line and have had very good luck.

Do use a couple precautions though if you're going with an unknown e-bay type nursery. Just things like know what you're buying, don't be afraid to ask questions before purchasing, and make sure you don't order for shipment during a bad time of year. No plant in a pot is going to be happy being shipped 1,500 miles across I-10 in a box truck mid summer.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2009 at 8:39PM
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I've bought quite a few maples on-line, and I haven't lost one yet. Most of mine have been new grafts or 1-gallon plants. The only problem I've had is that one of my trees was infested with mites, which spread to other trees as well. That was a bit of a pain.

Generally I buy very young trees and grow them in containers until they are large enough to plant in the yard. Some of them are dwarfs that I plan to keep in containers indefinitely.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2009 at 11:08PM
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ive bought 4 on ebay. they were packaged well. one was about 4' tall and 3' wide had a few branches broke, but its doing well.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2009 at 1:02AM
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