Updated August 1, 2021
Four Winds Growers Grade: B-
Overall rating: 80.5
Top 25 Rank: 8
Location: Winters, CA
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Four Winds Growers Review
Four Winds Growers overall rating came in at 80.5 with a B- grade. They consistently stay in the top tier of our nursery rankings. We have ordered from them 3 times and have always been impressed with the plants they send.
In our opinion, Four Winds Growers nursery is the place to go online to buy a wide variety of dwarf and semi-dwarf citrus trees. They used to carry other fruit trees but they all seem to be out of stock. We’re not sure if that is a permanent thing.
Four Winds has a banner at the top of their site that states; HEAT ADVISORY: EXPEDITED SHIPPING REQUIRED TO MOST STATES & EXPECT HOLIDAY DELAYS *This applies to all states except California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Idaho.
We placed an order in March of 2020 for a 3 to 4 foot Improved Meyer Lemon tree. It was $10 less then one of their competitors for trees listed at the same height. But, the tree we received from Four Winds Growers was SO much better. View unboxing pictures and our complete review here.
Four Winds Growers is just that, a grower. They have done residential shipping of orders for Nature Hills, Jackson & Perkins and a few other retailers. We included them because they sell most of the trees they grow direct to consumers. Dwarf citrus is can be a very cool container plant that can be brought indoors in colder climates.
They have been making improvements to their website over the past year, which were really needed. When we checked on June 30th, Four Winds Growers boasted 60 citrus tree varieties for sale.
There aren’t a lot of Four Winds Growers Google reviews but they do have a 4.6 out of 5 star average rating. At least with their Google reviews, they reply promptly for both positive & negative comments. That’s a good sign that their customer service may be as responsive as well.
We could not find any return or warranty information but Four Winds Growers does list their terms of service on their Shipping Information page. The terms of service is one of the shortest we’ve seen for online nurseries. They do charge a 10% restocking fee if you cancel after the order has already been in the process of being shipped. 10% is the lowest we’ve seen for those that do charge restocking fees.
We bought a Dwarf Meyer Lemon from Four Winds Growers a few years ago. We bring it indoors & put it near a window that gets sun in the winter. It is doing great! You can view pictures of us unboxing a Meyer Lemon tree delivered by Four Winds in our photo gallery.
Their prices are better than if you go to one of the online nurseries they ship orders for. For example, a 4”x 9″ potted, 12 to 18 inch citrus tree is $32. https://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/products/improved-meyer-lemon The same tree at Nature Hill (checked 7/1/21) is $66.95, more than twice as much… for the same tree!
Four Winds is a great source for citrus variety information. Instructional videos, helpful links, growing tips and more. Another plus is they accept Google Pay and Pay Pal.
In our opinion, Four Winds Growers is the best place online to buy a wide variety of citrus trees.
What were the red flags?
- Their terms of service is hard to locate and we couldn’t find any information regarding product guaranty’s or warranty’s.
Where is the best place to buy citrus trees online?
Four Winds Growers has one of the largest selections and very good prices.
Can citrus trees grow indoors?
In colder climates, it is okay to bring your citrus tree indoors. Just keep it near a sunny window.
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