Updated November 3, 2020
Plant Me Green Grade: C+
Overall rating: 79
Top 25 Rank: #11
Location: Monticello, FL
Recommendation: Decent prices & selection. Might be worth trying.
Why do we list location? This is so you can know, in most cases, where the evergreen shrubs you buy are coming from.
Breakdown of scores from each of the 11 factors we evaluate. You can read details on what each category means and how we score it here.
|Years site Active||6|
|Range of sizes||9|
Plant Me Green Nursery Review
Overall, Plant Me Green's rating stayed the same as last month, keeping their grade to a C+. Plant Me Green is a relatively new online nursery, the site was started in 2012. They ranked pretty low for years site active which hurt their overall rating. They have also raised some of their prices.
PlantMeGreen.com is a retail online nursery created by a very large and successful wholesale growing operation, Simpson Nurseries.
Simpson Nurseries has been a plant supplier for, and fulfilled some of Nature Hills orders. At least they did supply plants, we're not sure if they still work with Nature Hills. We saw ads for Nature Hills twice recently when looking up PlantMeGreen.com on Google. Seems a bit vicious to be running ads on a suppliers search results. That makes us wonder if the two are still working together
Plant Me Green raised some of their prices recently but there are still plenty of good deals. As of September 30th, they listed a Green Giant Thuja 5-gallon container size for just $54.95. It's listed as 3 to 4 feet. That's a pretty darn good deal. Here's why we always say just don't off of a tree height listed. You can buy a 4 to 5 foot tree at Nature Hills for $65.95. But, that 4-5 footer is bare root. You'll get a dormant stick for $10 more than a more mature tree in a 5-gallon container.
Plant Me Green is apparently located close to another nursery on our rankings, Perfect Plants. So, we couldn't help making some direct price comparisons. One example but there are others similarly priced. D.D. Blanchard Southern Magnolia listed as 4 to 5 feet was $154.95 on Plant Me Green. Their neighbor at MyPerfectPlants.com list a 5 to 6 foot D.D. Blanchard Magnolia for sale at $105.95.
PlantMeGreen.com also have some good deals on bare root trees, including a wide variety of bare root pecan trees. Just make sure you review their bare root shipping schedule. It currently states; "Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order." Not sure how that will work out for anyone who could still get freezing weather. I would contact them before ordering if you need to delay shipping.
Plant Me Green seem to show pictures of the field plants, giving you some idea what you’re buying. That's a huge plus.
Their selection for trees & shrubs seems to be increasing almost every month. They do carry some pretty large sizes. We found a few 7 gallon container sizes. Besides evergreens, Plant Me Green also offer deciduous trees, fruit & nut trees and more. Even with the other selections, Plant Me Green has one of the smaller list of plants for sale online that we have seen but it has become a lot larger in the past few months. They're worth checking out.
Also keep in mind that Plant Me Green is located in the panhandle area of Florida. They can ship year round.
If your order is under $100, the ship costs range from $11.99 up to $24.99. That is kind of high but it seems like Plant Me Green perpetually offers free shipping on orders over $100. Since Plant Me Green ships from Florida, they do charge some extra handling fees for larger size trees that ship to the west coast, even if your order qualifies for free shipping.
Having started in 2012 also means Plant Me Green hasn't collected a lot of product reviews. But they get huge credit for not shying away from blunt reviews. Plant Me Green Google reviews has a 4.9 star rating but that's with just 9 reviews.
Plant Me Green does offer a “100% Guarantee” with a “1 Year Warranty on All Potted Plants”. What does that mean? "If your potted plant fails to survive the transplant process within one year from the date of purchase, we will issue a 100% store credit of the original purchase price to replace it. We will require a photo of the tree or shrub to confirm it is dead before issuing a credit to purchase the replacement plant. The 1-year warranty covers the cost of replacing the plant. Shipping prices will be determined by the shipping carrier. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer and must be paid prior to sending the replacement plant. "
The language is pretty similar to other online nurseries offering a 1 year warranty program. The biggest difference... this one is free! That's right, PlantMeGreen.com does not charge an extra percent of the plant cost to get the 1 year warranty. It automatically is provided with each plant purchase. IMPORTANT! This 'complimentary' warranty is for their potted plants. They also sell bareroot plants which has an optional 1 year extended warranty for an extra cost.
For sales of bare root plants, they offer a 50% store credit for the cost of the plant(s). There are a few conditions. They do offer cancellations for any order that hasn’t shipped yet. Overall, their terms & warranty aren’t the worse and not the best.
Plant Me Green does offer a lot of resources, guides and plant information. They also have You Tube videos under the pretty cool moniker; “Plant Me Green TV”.
Just being associated with Simpson Nurseries is reason enough for us to be comfortable recommending ordering from Plant Me Green.
What were the red flags?
- They haven't been online too long, there's not a lot to pick on. The only issue we have is the legalese for the Plant Me Green Terms of Service. There's 20 sections to it. TWENTY!!
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