Updated November 5, 2021
Planting Tree Grade: B-
Overall rating: 82
Top 25 Rank: #4
Location: Mooresville, NC
Why do we list location? This is so you can know, in most cases, where the plants are coming from.
Breakdown of scores from each of the 10 factors we evaluate. You can read details on what each category means and how we score it here.
|Years site Active||8|
|Range of sizes||8.5|
Planting Tree Nursery Review
The Planting Tree rating comes in at 82 with a B- grade. That still keeps The Planting Tree as one of our top tier online nurseries.
Planting Tree Nursery Sold!
We have lamented many times that the PlantingTree.com looked very similar to Fast Growing Trees. We used to believe Planting Tree was either related somehow to Fast Growing Trees or have done a great job knocking them off. That suspicion turned out to be prophetic. It was recently announced that Fast Growing Trees acquired Planting Tree in July. Here’s the official press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fast-growing-trees-completes-acquisition-of-the-planting-tree-301328196.html
I’m happy for the 2 life-long friends who started Planting Tree. I never had the chance to speak with them but they seemed to genuinely care.
Unboxing Planting Tree Order
We placed an order in spring of 2019 at plantingtree.com. We posted pictures and a complete review on our blog: Unboxing Plants From Planting Tree. We were happy with the plants we received but the boxing wasn’t the best compared to what we have received from other online nurseries.
The website is relatively new, dating back to just 2014. This makes it the one of the youngest of the top rated online nurseries so they suffer a bit in the rating score for years in service.
Huge selection of evergreen trees & shrubs! Planting Tree’s selection of evergreen trees & shrubs seems pretty darn good. It’s an impressive collection. They offer a variety of sizes, mostly 1 and 3 gallon containers. They do have a pretty cool page for plant sizes that includes pictures of the various containers.
We have proven before that just listing a tree height can be deceiving. You can read our story here. Most of their trees at PlantingTree.com are sold just by height. We couldn’t find anywhere where they say the size of the potting container. As a general rule a 4 foot tree will be a lot more developed in a 3-gallon versus a 1-gallon container.
A perfect example is looking at their Emerald Green Arborvitae. When we checked on November 5th, they had a 1-2 foot tree for $29.95. The next size, a 2-3 foot tree, was $79.95! As I’ve been told many times before, never assume. You would think the 2-3 foot tree is in a much larger container. We strongly recommend calling before you buy any trees solely off a height listed. Find out the size of the container.
Planting Tree has a decent number of product reviews and they seem legit. Being so new hasn’t provided much of a chance to accumulate too many reviews yet.
Google customer reviews for Planting Tree are pretty good. They have a 4.2 average star rating out of 5 with 115 reviews. You can read Planting Tree Google reviews here.
The warranty from Planting Tree is average at best. You need to notify them within 1 day of delivery if there is shipping damage. They will only offer a replacement if it dies within 5 days. If your plant(s) don’t make it within 45 days they offer a 50% store credit.
Planting Tree offers a 1 year warranty for a separate cost, a popular feature many online nurseries have started to offer in the past few years. Kind of arbitrary but you need to prove you followed their planting & care guidelines. If they determine your claim qualifies, they will offer a one time replacement, excluding ship costs.
Just to make sure it is very clear, they have a separate page for their refund policy. To their credit, it’s not bogged down with a lot of legalese. It basically says you can’t get a refund… “all sales are final. In the event a living product is rejected on delivery we will not credit back your account. There will be no refunds.”
When we checked on November 1st PlantingTree.com was offering free shipping on orders over $119. The Planting Tree even has a page that shows you delivery times from their location to anywhere in the mainland U.S. The ship costs are a bit steep if your order is under $119 but we have seen worse.
Our bottom line… with the quality of the plants we ordered, we would buy from the Planting Tree again.
What were the red flags?
- The primary negative, as we mentioned above, is their warranty & return policies. It leaves a lot to be desired.
Planting Tree Unboxing Photo Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Planting Tree Nursery located?
Planting Tree is located in North Carolina at 241 Mazeppa Rd Mooresville, NC 28115
Is Planting Tree open to the public?
No. Planting Tree is not open to the public.
Does Planting Tree offer free shipping?
Yes. Planting Tree offers free shipping on orders over $119.
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